滕彪文集
[主页]->[独立中文笔会]->[滕彪文集]->[Chinese Court Upends 13-Year-Old Rape, Murder, Robbery Convictions]
滕彪文集
·滕彪印象/法制日报
·Rule of Law requires our consciousness and responsibility
·临沂野蛮计生与陈光诚事件维权大事记(2006-11-7)
·耻为盛世添顺骨
·中国时报专访:盼与政府互动 和平维权
·滕彪博士:精神家园的守望者/刘爽
·司法改良和公民维权——学而思沙龙的网谈
·学术、政治与生活——2006年12月17日做客沧海论坛在线交流记录
·黎明前的见证
·看看我们的朋友——致受难中的高智晟和他的妻子和孩子
·临沂警匪暴行录
·临沂野蛮计生事件及陈光诚案维权大事记(五——七)
·中国当代宪政主义者的困境和选择/林泽波
·通过汉语改变中国
·茶人滕彪/萧瀚
·崔英杰案:“慎杀时代”的第一个考验
·死刑、司法与中国人权
·废除死刑的中国语境——在第三届世界反死刑大会上的发言
·司法独立,和谐中国——2007年“两会”之际的公民呼吁/许志永 滕彪
·彻底改革司法才能避免滥用死刑
·崔英杰案,在多重反思中寻找契机
·从“两会”看赎回选票运动
·关于尽快将青岛市四方区政府违法拆迁行为纳入法制轨道的法律意见书
·青岛野蛮拆迁:袁薪玉被控放火和妨害公务案一审的当庭辩护意见
·维权书简·戴脚镣的舞者
·被遗忘的谎言——就《成都晚报》事件致中宣部长和教育部长的一封信
·滕彪:可怕的“冤案递增律”
·不是我不明白
·张敏:滕彪律师访美谈中国司法现状与维权
·萧洵:纸包子案记者被判刑引发强烈质疑
·自由亚洲电台:拾荒者遇上联防离奇死亡 孙志刚式悲剧首都重现?
·何亚福 王鑫海 杨支柱等:放开二胎倡议书
·临沂野蛮计生事件及陈光诚案维权大事记(八--九)
·一个案件的真相与两个案件的正义(附:“聂树斌案”到了最危急时刻!)
·滕彪、胡佳:奥运前的中国真相
·郑筱萸案扇了死刑复核程序一记耳光/滕彪 李方平
·“杀害自己孩子的民族没有未来!”
·关于李和平律师被绑架殴打致国务院、最高人民检察院、公安部、国家安全部的公开信(签名中)
·NO FIGHTS,NO RIGHTS——接受博闻社采访谈中国人权现状
·挽包遵信先生
·香港电台铿锵集:扣着脚镣跳舞的中国律师
·那些陌生的人们在我们心底哭泣——推荐一个短片
·关于邮箱被盗用的声明
·《律师法》37条:为律师准备的新陷阱
·保护维权律师,实现法治——采访法学博士滕彪律师/张程
·Six Attorneys Openly Defend Falun Gong in Chinese Court
·李和平 滕彪等:为法轮功学员辩护-宪法至上 信仰自由
·面对暴力的思考与记忆——致李和平
·专访滕彪律师:《律师法》2007修订与维权/RFA张敏
·The Real China before the Olympics/Teng Biao,Hu jia
·我们不能坐等美好的社会到来
·律师:维权人士胡佳将受到起诉
·胡佳被捕 顯示中國要在奧運之前大清場
·人权的价值与正义的利益
·抓捕胡佳意味着什么?
·关于《奥运前的中国真相》一文的说明——声援胡佳之一
·邮箱作废声明
·关于审查和改变《互联网视听节目服务管理规定》部分不适当条款的建议
·胡佳的大爱与大勇
·后极权时代的公民美德与公民责任
·狱中致爱人
·奥运和乞丐不能并存?
·滕彪李苏滨关于青岛于建利涉嫌诽谤罪案的辩护意见
·纽约时报社评:中国的爱国小将们
·回网友四书
·我们都来关注滕彪博士/王天成
·暴力带不来和平,恐怖建不成和谐——就滕彪、李和平事件感言/王德邦
·让滕彪回家、追究国保撞车肇事的法律责任、还被监控公民自由/维权网
·刘晓波:黑暗权力的颠狂——有感于滕彪被绑架
·Article 37 of the PRC Law on Lawyers: A New Trap Set for Lawyers
·Chinese lawyer missing after criticising human rights record
·Chinese Lawyer Says He Was Detained and Warned on Activism
·For Chinese activists, stakes are raised ahead of the Olympics
·To my wife, from jail/Teng Biao
·Beijing Suspends Licenses of 2 Lawyers Who Offered to Defend Tibetans in Court
·National Endowment for Democracy 2008 Democracy Awards
·获奖感言
·司法与民意——镜城突围
·Rewards and risks of a career in the legal system
·太离谱的现实感
·35个网评员对“这鸡蛋真难吃”的不同回答(转载加编辑加原创)
·Dissonance Strikes A Chord
·顺应历史潮流 实现律协直选——致全体北京律师、市司法局、市律协的呼吁
·但愿程序正义从杨佳案开始/滕彪 许志永
·维权的计算及其他
·我们对北京律协“严正声明”的回应
·网络言论自由讨论会会议纪要(上)
·网络言论自由讨论会会议纪要(下)
·Well-Known Human Rights Advocate Teng Biao Is Not Afraid
·法眼冷对三鹿门
·北京律师为自己维权风暴/亚洲周刊
·胡佳若获诺贝尔奖将推动中国人权/voa
·奥运后的中国人权
·Chinese Activist Wins Rights Prize
·我无法放弃——记一次“绑架”
·认真对待出国权
·毒奶粉:谁的危机?
·不要制造聂树斌——甘锦华抢劫案的当庭辩护词
·“独立知识分子”滕彪/刘溜
·经济观察报专访/滕彪:让我们不再恐惧
·人权:从理念到制度——纪念《世界人权宣言》60周年
[列出本栏目所有内容]
欢迎在此做广告
Chinese Court Upends 13-Year-Old Rape, Murder, Robbery Convictions

   
   2016-12-22
   RFA
   http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/ruling-convictions-12222016135055.html
   


   A Chinese court in the eastern province of Jiangxi on Thursday overturned four murder, rape and robbery convictions from 13 years ago after a prolonged campaign by activists and lawyers, some of whom are now themselves behind bars.
   
   Huang Zhiqiang, Fang Chunping, Cheng Fagen and Cheng Lihe were acquitted of murder, rape and robbery by the Jiangxi Higher People's Court following a retrial on Nov. 30, Fang Chunping's lawyer Zhang Weiyu told RFA.
   
   "The 20-odd minutes from 9.00 a.m. to 9.22 a.m. consisted entirely of the sentencing hearing," Zhang said, speaking as he, the four defendants and their legal team headed home.
   
   "The court found that the facts were unclear and the evidence insufficient," he said. "The four defendants were released immediately, from the courtroom."
   
   Official media also cited the judgement as saying that the authenticity and legitimacy of the defendants' confessions were in doubt.
   
   "The next step is to pursue those responsible, and to apply for compensation from the state," Zhang said. "We're not totally satisfied yet, because the court merely said that there were doubts around the facts of the case, and not that they were plain wrong."
   
   "Fang Chunping has been steadfast through all of this, and he wants us to go after those people who forced a confession out of him now."
   
   The four have been the focus of a long-running legal campaign after they were sentenced to death in July 2003 by the Intermediate People's Court in Jiangxi's Jingdezhen city, which found them guilty of crimes committed on May 23, 2000 in Leping city, 40 kilometres to the south.
   
   While an earlier retrial in November 2004 upheld the sentences, the provincial Higher People's Court commuted them to suspended death
   sentences before sending them back to jail.
   
   Lax judicial process
   
   Much of the evidence presented at the second retrial was unavailable to investigators at the time of the crime, Cheng Lihe's defense attorney Wang Fei told RFA after it had ended.
   
   "The court was pretty much of the same opinion as [the defense]," Wang said in an interview on Nov. 30. "They thought the evidence was insufficient and the facts of the case unclear."
   
   "The police relied too heavily on confessions, and not enough on objective evidence," he said. "For example, cigarette butts at the scene of the crime weren't DNA tested because that wasn't available [in 2000]."
   
   "They based their case on those confessions 、、. it was a very lax example of judicial process."
   
   Wang welcomed the result on Thursday, however.
   
   "We are still pretty excited," he said, adding that that the entire process had been laboriously hard.
   
   "Every step has been extremely hard to achieve," he said. "We always thought that this day would come, and we needed this result."
   
   Jiangxi Higher People's Court vice president Xia Keqin apologized on Thursday to the four, and said they had the right to compensation from the state, the Global Times newspaper, which has close ties to the ruling Chinese Communist Party, reported.
   
   An employee who answered the phone at the court on Thursday declined to comment further on the details of the case, however.
   
   Lawyers for case still in jail
   
   The ruling has prompted questions surrounding the fate of lawyers and rights activists who are now behind bars, in part because of their involvement in the campaign for the Leping defendants.
   
   "I have been following the Leping 、、. case since 2006," Chinese legal scholar Teng Biao, who is currently in the United States, said via Twitter when the ruling was announced.
   
   "Now, four innocent members of a rural community are on their way home after being incarcerated for 14-and-a-half years," Teng wrote.
   
   "But lawyer Li Heping, Dr. Xu Zhiyong, lawyer Li Chunfu, [rights activist] "The Butcher" Wu Gan and lawyer Jiang Tianyong, among others, are still behind bars after spending many years working on this case," he said.
   
   Wu Gan was initially detained last year and handed a 10-day administrative sentence after staging a protest outside the Jiangxi Higher People's Court in support of the Leping defendants.
   
   He was later placed under criminal detention on suspicion of "picking quarrels and stirring up trouble," "libel," and "incitement to subvert state power."
   
   The "libel" charge was later dropped and his case transferred to Tianjin, making it likely that he is being treated as part of a nationwide crackdown on lawyers and rights activists that began July 9, 2015 with a raid on the Beijing Fengrui law firm.
   
   Wu's lawyers say he has suffered torture in detention, following similar reports from the lawyers and relatives of Li Heping and Wang Quanzhang.
   
   Meanwhile, authorities in the southern province of Hunan are holding rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong under criminal detention on suspicion of fraud and "illegal possession of state secrets."
   
   Anti-graft campaigner and rights activist Xu Zhiyong was handed a four-year jail term in January 2014 on public order charges after staging a street protest calling for greater transparency from the country's richest and most powerful people.
   
   Li Chunfu remains in police custody since his detention in July 2015 on suspicion of "subversion of state power," and his case has been repeatedly delayed.
   
   Reported by Wong Siu-san and Sing Man for RFA's Cantonese Service, and by Ding Wenqi and Xin Lin for the Mandarin Service. Translated and written in English by Luisetta Mudie.
(2017/02/24 发表)
blog comments powered by Disqus

©Boxun News Network All Rights Reserved.
所有栏目和文章由作者或专栏管理员整理制作,均不代表博讯立场