Status of Chinese People

About China and Chinese people's living condition

  • China Organ Harvesting Report, in 19 languages

  • Torture methods used by China police

  • Censorship

  • Massive protests & riots in China

  • Top 9 Posts (In 48 hours)

  • All Topics

  • Books to Read

    1. A China More Just, Gao Zhisheng
    2.Officially Sanctioned Crime in China, He Qinglian
    3.
    Will the Boat Sink the Water? Chen Guidi, Wu Chuntao
    4.
    Losing the New China, Ethan Gutmann
    5.
    Nine Commentaries on The Communist Party, the Epochtimes
  • Did you know

    Reporters Without Borders said in it’s 2005 special report titled “Xinhua: the world’s biggest propaganda agency”, that “Xinhua remains the voice of the sole party”, “particularly during the SARS epidemic, Xinhua has for last few months been putting out news reports embarrassing to the government, but they are designed to fool the international community, since they are not published in Chinese.”
  • RSS Feeds for Category

    Organ Harvesting

    Human Rights

    Made in China

    Food

    Health

    Environment

    Protest

    Law

    Politics

    Feed address for any specific category is Category address followed by 'Feed/'.

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 223 other followers

Chinese Lawyer Detained For Openly Defending Falun Gong Practitioners

Posted by Author on June 17, 2007

By Shen Zhou, Epoch Times Staff, Jun 14, 2007-

On February 10, Mr. Zhu Yubiao, defense lawyer for three Falun Gong practitioners, was arrested by police. Zhu has been detained at the Third Forced Labor Camp of Huadu, Guangzhou City for more than four months. His family was not notified of his whereabouts.

Defending Falun Gong Practitioners Three Times

On June 12, Minghui Net reported that Zhu Yubiao defended Falun Gong practitioner Gao Huanlian in Taihe District Court of Guangzhou on June 8, 2005, becoming the first lawyer to openly defend a Falun Gong practitioner in Guangdong Province.

According to people who attended the court session, Zhu pointed out to the court that documents from the Chinese Communist Party cannot replace the law and constitution of China; the court should take the constitution as a criterion and the rulings must based on facts.

After Zhu’s non-guilty argument and request for her acquittal, both the judge and the prosecutor were speechless. The accuser even said, “If you like it, you can practice it at home.”

Later, Zhu represented Falun Gong practitioners Wei Yinxin and Song Hongfeng. Unfortunately, Zhu could only defend Wei because both cases were scheduled at the same time in two different courtrooms.

Department of Justice Labels Zhu a ‘Counter-Revolutionary’

During the process of defending three Falun Gong practitioners, the local police intensified their monitoring procedures. Body searches, ID checks, and inquiries became a routine for every attendant in the court. Cameras were also set up on both inside and outside the court.

Later, the Department of Justice in Guangdong labeled Zhu a “counter-revolutionary.” While the leading law firm in Guangdong defended Zhu on that specific issue, it also advised him not to get involved in the future.

Since then, Zhu has been monitored by the Public Security Bureau. He was transferred to Hengyi Law Firm in October 2006.

Detained for Over Four Months

In January 2007, Zhu was involved in the case of another Falun Gong practitioner, Lin Zhiyong. Zhu went to Lin’s home and was arrested on February 10. Zhu’s home was ransacked on March 2, but no evidence was found.

Since then Zhu has been at the Third Forced Labor Camp of Huado, Guangzhou City.

– original report from the Epoch Times: Defense Lawyer for Falun Gong Practitioners Illegally Detained

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.