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On 9th July 2015, Chinese authorities began a nationwide crackdown on lawyers and human rights defenders, the so-called „709-crackdown“. On the third anniversary of this campaign, the situation of those affected and their families remains a source of great concern. Today, German Ambassador Michael Clauss met with relatives and 709 lawyers. The German Embassy will continue to pay close attention to their situation and to the situation of their fellow rights defenders.