滕彪文集
[主页]->[独立中文笔会]->[滕彪文集]->[Chinese lawyers hailed as “heroes for justice”]
滕彪文集
·一个单纯的反对者/阳光时务周刊
·“颠覆国家政权罪”的政治意涵/滕彪
·财产公开,与虎谋皮
·Changing China through Mandarin
·通过法律的抢劫——答《公民论坛》问
·Teng Biao: Defense in the Second Trial of Xia Junfeng Case
·血拆危局/滕彪
·“中国专制体制依赖死刑的象征性”
·To Remember Is to Resist/Teng Biao
·Striking a blow for freedom
·滕彪:维权、微博与围观:维权运动的线上与线下(上)
·滕彪:维权、微博与围观:维权运动的线上与线下(下)
·达赖喇嘛与中国国内人士视频会面问答全文
·台灣法庭初體驗-專訪滕彪
·滕彪:中国政治需要死刑作伴
·一个反动分子的自白
·强烈要求释放丁红芬等公民、立即取缔黑监狱的呼吁书
·The Confessions of a Reactionary
·浦志强 滕彪: 王天成诉周叶中案代理词
·选择维权是一种必然/德国之声
·A courageous Chinese lawyer urges his country to follow its own laws
·警方建议起诉许志永,意见书似“公民范本”
·对《集会游行示威法》提起违宪审查的公开建议书
·对《集会游行示威法》提起违宪审查的公开建议书
·滕彪访谈录:在“反动”的道路上越走越远
·因家暴杀夫被核准死刑 学界联名呼吁“刀下留人”
·川妇因反抗家暴面临死刑 各界紧急呼吁刀下留人
·Activist’s Death Questioned as U.N. Considers Chinese Rights Report
·Tales of an unjust justice
·打虎不是反腐
·What Is a “Legal Education Center” in China
·曹雅学:谁是许志永—— 与滕彪博士的访谈
·高层有人倒行逆施 民间却在不断成长
·让我们记住作恶的法官
·China’s growing human rights movement can claim many accomplishments
·總有一種花將會開遍中華大地/郭宏治
·不要忘记为争取​自由而失去自由的人们
·Testimony at CECC Hearing on China’s Crackdown on Rights Advocates
·Tiananmen at 25: China's next revolution may already be underway
·宗教自由普度共识
·"Purdue Consensus on Religious Freedom"
·Beijing urged to respect religious freedom amid ‘anti-church’ crackd
·“中共难容宗教对意识形态的消解”
·非常规威慑
·许志永自由中国公民梦不碎
·滕彪维园演讲
·Speech during the June 4th Vigil in Victoria Park in Hong Kong
·坦克辗压下的中国
·呂秉權﹕滕彪赤子心「死諫」香港
·【林忌评论】大陆没民主 香港没普选?
·曾志豪:滕彪都站出來,你呢?
·June 2014: Remembering Tiananmen: The View from Hong Kong
·The Strength to Save Oneself
·讓北京知道 要甚麼樣的未來/苹果日报
·否認屠殺的言論自由?
·Beyond Stability Maintenance-From Surveillance to Elimination/Teng bia
·从稳控模式到扫荡模式
·為自由,免於恐懼越絕壑——記滕彪談中國維權路
·就律协点名维权律师“无照”执业 滕彪答德国之声记者问
·法官如何爱国?
·滕彪给全国律协的公开信
·郑州十君子公民声援团募款倡议书
·Politics of the Death Penalty in China
·What sustains Chinese truth-tellers
·在人权灾难面前不应沉默
·From Stability Maintenance to Wiping Out/Teng biao
·自由不是一個禮物,而是一個任務
·抱薪救火的严打政策
·习近平要回到文革吗?
·中国宪法的结构性缺陷
·25 years later, Tiananmen cause is still costly
·A Chinese activist: Out of prison but not free
·中国人权有进步吗?
·Activist lawyer vows to keep fighting for human rights
·高智晟:走出监狱却没有自由
·VOA时事大家谈:维权/维稳
·和平香港行動呼籲
·沉默的吶喊
·Head Off a Tiananmen Massacre in Hong Kong/Yang jianli,Teng Biao,Hu ji
·滕彪被中国政法大学除名 因参与新公民运动
· Ilham Tohti should get the Nobel peace prize, not life in prison
·受难的伊力哈木
·香港人不会接受一个假选举
· Chinese activist scholar Teng Biao on how Occupy Central affects main
·大陆法律人关于支持港人真普选和释放大陆声援公民的声明
·« Révolution des parapluies » contre Pékin / Teng biao
·We Stand With You
·从占领中环到伞花革命
·不可承受的革命之重
·中国维权运动的历史和现状
·Don’t Get Too Excited About the Investigation of Zhou Yongkang
·Sensing subversion, China throws the book at kids' libraries
·China’s Unstoppable Lawyers: An Interview With Teng Biao
·专访滕彪:中国那些百折不回的律师们/纽约书评
·法治還是匪治
·努力实现匪治
·Hongkong: the Unbearable Weight of the Revolution
·Courts are told what decision to make in important cases
·RISKY BUSINESS fighting for Human Rights in China
·藏族、維吾爾族、南(内)蒙古族以及漢族活動人士的聯合聲明
·A STATEMENT OF SOLIDARITY FROM A TIBETAN, UYGHUR, SOUTHERN MONGOLIAN,
[列出本栏目所有内容]
欢迎在此做广告
Chinese lawyers hailed as “heroes for justice”

   http://www.worldcoalition.org/china-lawyers-death-penalty-trial-teng-biao-defence.html
   
   Chinese lawyers hailed as “heroes for justice”
   
   Article by Aurélie Plaçais published on June 22nd, 2013


   
   
   The role of lawyers in the fight against the death penalty has been discussed from different angles throughout the 5th World Congress, but the testimony of Chinese lawyers caught most people’s attention.
   
   
   Lawyer and law professor Teng Biao told participants to the 5th World Congress Against the Death Penalty of the difficulty of being a defence lawyer in capital cases in China.
   “The practice of annually inspecting lawyers’ licenses is like the sword of Damocles hanging over all lawyers,” said the founder of the “China Against the Death Penalty ” network, who has been at the forefront of the abolitionist movement in China. He said bar associations were not independent and renew all lawyers’ licences every year – a document without which it is impossible to work.
   “Alternatively, they can overtly threaten human rights lawyers and prevent them from presenting sensitive cases,” Teng added. Another problem faced by many attorneys is the accusation of falsification of evidence or “perjury by lawyers”.
   
   Lawyers' rights not guaranteed
   
   Lawyers’ rights including the right to see their client, have access to the relevant files, investigate a case for evidence, cross examine in court and make defence statements, are often not guaranteed. Lawyers have also been sent to re-education through labour camps, prisons, or subjected to forced disappearance or torture when working on sensitive cases.
   Liang Xiaojun, a lawyer and member of China Against the Death Penalty, stressed that Teng Biao himself was taken into temporary custody on the eve of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Later on, his lawyer's license was revoked by the authorities and in 2011, during the “jasmine revolution” following the Arab Spring, he was arrested by the authorities and secretly detained for 70 days during which he was subjected to inhumane treatment.
   Former French justice minister and of International Commission Against the Death Penalty member Robert Badinter called lawyers who defend prisoners at the risk of their physical integrity « heroes for justice ».
   
   Focus on death penalty cases and unfair trials
   
   More than 85% of executions worldwide occur in China, which makes the task of local lawyers gigantic. Their strategy is to focus on cases involving confessions under torture, self-defence, lack of evidence or mental illness to raise public awareness and improve the standards for fair trials.
   Lawyer Liu Weiguo introduced three cases on which lawyers have been working in China to reduce the use of the death penalty. In one of them, Zhao Zuohai was sentenced to death in 2002 for the murder of Zhao Zhenshang.
   On 8 May 1998, a headless decaying corpse was discovered in their village. The local police identified it as Zhao Zhenshang and arrested Zhao Zuohai on suspicion of murder. Between 10 May and 18 June 1999, Zhao Zuohai confessed nine times. On 30 April 2010 Zhao Zhenshang returned to the village alive.
   The case attracted a lot of public attention, resulting in improved policy on the exclusion of illegally obtained evidence. “Our exposure through the media and social networks of these cases got a lot of public support. From these cases, you can see there is the danger of the death penalty”, Liu said.
   “The lawyers face a lot of difficulties and their impact in death penalty cases is limited in general. But with their persistence in procedural rights, with the power of internet media, the lawyers can still make a difference,” he added.
   Role of the international community
   
   Exchange of good practices
   
   Teng Biao also spoke at a workshop about legal representation in capital cases and the launch of a new manual for lawyers who defend people facing the death penalty.
   Sandra Babcock, author of the manual, asked him what the international community could do to support their work. He answered that it was very important to publicise cases and information about the death penalty in China.
   He also recommended supporting lawyers through training and exchanges of good practices and information, especially when they face pressure in China.
(2017/11/08 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