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Chinese lawyers, activists missing after crackdown

Mar. 22 (AP): The prominent Chinese lawyer Jiang Tianyong is among dozens of well-known lawyers and activists across China who have vanished, been interrogated or criminally detained for subversion in recent weeks, a crackdown that human rights groups say is on a scale and intensity not seen in many years.

Some of the high-profile cases Jiang has taken include defending a Tibetan Buddhist cleric in 2009 against charges linked to the 2008 ethnic riots in Tibet.

Hong Kong-based Chinese Human Rights Defenders said Jiang and others who have disappeared for weeks were at risk of being tortured to extract confessions.

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