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China Lawyer’s Defense Letter for the Wife of Persecuted Musician

Posted by Author on November 26, 2008


By Feng Yiran, Epoch Times Staff, Nov 25, 2008 – (excerpt)

Ms. Xu Na, the widow of a well-known musician and Falun Gong adherent who died from abuse in police custody in China last February, has been sentenced to three years in prison on Nov. 25 in Beijing.

Ms. Xu’s defense lawyer Mr. Cheng Hai had pled not guilty on behalf of Xu Na.

Below is an
excerpt of Mr. Cheng’s defense statement to help the public understand the facts and the relevant legal rules regarding Ms. Xu’s case and to offer help to Ms. Xu:

“Chief Judge, judge, and jurors,

My name is Cheng Hai and I am a lawyer from Yitong Law Firm in Beijing City. I’m appointed by defendant Xu Na and her relatives as the defense lawyer for Ms. Xu’s first trial. After researching documents of the case and court investigation, I’m challenging the prosecution with the following defense statements and I would like to ask the panel to please review them when conducting a deliberation.

The accusation from the Chongwen District Procuratorate—“using a heretical organization to undermine implementation of the law,” e.g., spreading cult promotional materials, against the defendant is not based on facts.

The fact presented by the prosecutor in support of the criminal charge against Xu Na is, “At 22:00 p.m. on January 25, 2008, the defendant Xu Na carried with her 53 copies of Falun Gong promotional flyers and 11 copies of Falun Gong promotional CDs and was caught by police while distributing these materials in Chongwen City’s Guoyuanxi Little District, Tongzhou District.” Yet, based on documents presented to the court by the prosecutor, Xu Na’ statements, and cross-examination conducted by the court:

1. The so-called 53 copies of “Falun Gong promotional flyers” are letters which Xu Na was supposed to deliver to Xiang Guilan’s family upon a request by someone. However, Xu Na had no knowledge of the specific contents of the letters or the number of copies.

2. For the so-called 11 copies of “Falun Gong promotional CD’s” carried by Xu Na, the Beijing City Public Security Bureau’s Beijing City Criminal Science and Technology Institute conducted an electronic evidence investigation and concluded that “alleged Falun Gong related data and documents” had been detected, which was mere “allegation” and did not confirm that the contents of the 11 copies of CD’s were indeed Falun Gong promotional materials.

3. Defense lawyer and chief judge Ma together reviewed the 11 copies of CD’s, and also briefly browsed through the 53 copies of letters, and the contents were mostly video recording of a spectacular show, the persecution against Falun Gong followers, number of people who had withdrawn from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), and suggestions for people to quit the CCP, all of which are within the boundary of freedom of speech granted by our country’s Constitution.

4. The result of the examination of the CD’s and the 53 copies of letters is totally the subjective observation of the examiners and the investigators, which lacks the specific criteria based on the law or examination standard, and therefore should not be established as evidence.

5. For the accusation of Xu Na’s spreading Falun Gong promotional materials, Xu Na delivered the letters to a family member of Xiang Guilan, and therefore accusing her for “distribution” or “spreading” [of Falun Gong promotional materials] is not based on the facts. Accordingly, Xu Na’s action did not include the fact of “spreading” [Falun Gong promotional materials].

The accusation does not have legal basis.

The accusation stated that Xu Na was sentenced previously for making and spreading “Falun Gong” promotional materials. This time she again spread Falun Gong promotional materials. According to Article 300 of Criminal Law, “using a heretical organization to undermine implementation of the law” invokes criminal charges. And as a repeated offender within 5 years, harsh punishment should be implemented. The defense lawyer considered that the accusation did not specify which law enforcement was disturbed by Xu Na. Therefore it is not based on facts, nor does it have legal basis.

The first trial of this case involved over-extended detention, which should be corrected immediately and enforced with strong measures.

According to Article 168 of Criminal Law, “People’s Court should announce a verdict after one month, and no later than one and half month, after accepting a public case. However, since the Chongwen District Procuratorate transferred the case to the esteemed Procuratorate on June 30, 2008, to the court’s hearing on October 17, Xu Na’s detention had been over-extended for one and half month.

The defense lawyer believes, our country should protect freedom of religion. Falun Gong advocates Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and does not pose any danger to society. Falun Gong should be a new, legal religious form, and its followers’ religious activities should be protected by the law.

In summary, the accusation against Xu Na is not based on facts and does not have legal basis.

Regards

Beijing City Chongwen District Court

First trial defense lawyer: Cheng Hai

October 17, 2008 ”

The Epochtimes

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Gun N’ Roses New Album: Falun Gong Have Seen the End of Persecution in China

Posted by Author on November 24, 2008


According to Gun N’ Roses’ official website, its new album Chinese Democracy was finally released

Chinese Democracy comes to America (from GunsNRoses.com)

Chinese Democracy comes to America (from GunsNRoses.com)

yesterday in The United States. This release is definitely not enjoyable for the communist China government, not only because of the word “Democracy” which is censored on the Chinese Internet, but also, most importantly, because it brings to light of the the brutal persecution of Falun Gong ( Info, case study), for which the regime has done it best to cover up all the time. Now the feeling of the Chinese government is more fear of crime exposure than anger.

Have a look at following short news report:

The song Chinese Democracy, was inspired by the Martin Scorsese film, Kundun which documents the life and teachings of the exiled Tibetan leader the Dalai Llama.  Rose first played the song live at a Las Vegas show in 2001 stating “…right now China symbolizes one of the strongest, yet most oppressive countries and governments in the world.”

Past the Tibet situation, Rose brings to light yet another atrocity in China with his mention of the persecution of the spiritual practice Falun Gong with the lyrics “Blame it on the Falun Gong, they’ve seen the end and you [the Chinese Communist Party*] can’t hold on now.”

The persecution of Falun Gong has been a reality in China for nearly ten years, starting in July of 1999, and the media outlets and news sources in both the East and the West, have been for the most part, tight lipped. Axl Rose has taken steps in a meaningful and honorable direction with the inclusion of real and breathing humanitarian content that takes aim at reaching the world’s people through his tried and true medium of hard rock music.  (by the Epochtimes)

Enjoy, fans.

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A fulcrum to move the dark empire of Communist China– The Nine Commentaries

Posted by Author on November 24, 2008


Spiritual awakening engulfs China, 45,000,000 Chinese people have quit the CCP’s organizations

Editorial, The Epoch Times,  Nov 20, 2008 –

In November of 2004, The Epoch Times published a series of articles titled The Nine Commentaries on the Chinese Communist Party (The Nine Commentaries), sparking a spiritual awakening in today’s China.

Humanity’s Greatest Fear Has Always Been The Fear Of Fear Itself

The Nine Commentaries has impacted people on many profound spiritual levels, and has revealed to the Chinese people the truly evil nature of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). As a result, more and more Chinese people have quit the CCP, its Communist Youth League, and its Young Pioneers Team. The psychological burden caused by the evil party has been lifted from people’s shoulders. The number of withdrawal declarations registered on The Epoch Times website has surpassed 45 million.

As a matter of fact, people today publicly condemn the CCP, criticize corrupt party officials and even gather in front of government office compounds shouting slogans such as “Down with the Communist Party.” Such activities have never occurred previously under the CCP’s dictatorship.

People’s minds are changing like an avalanche. This can be seen from the comments of Internet users after the Weng’an incident in Guizhou, police-killing incident by Yang Jia, Sanlu milk powder incident, and the child molestation by Lin Jiaxing. The spiritual awakening of the Chinese people has its historical and practical reasons, however, the impact of The Nine Commentaries cannot be ignored.

The Nine Commentaries have exposed the brutal dictatorship under which the Chinese people were forced to live since the CCP came to power in 1949. The facts quoted in the commentaries tell the story of the real life experiences of suffering and torture of the Chinese people under the CCP. The simple language and logic of these articles have incredible strength. Today, the continued evil activities of the CCP only corroborate the critiques of the commentaries and the lies of the party.

The Nine Commentaries Has Become a Spirit Awakening Movement in Which Tens of Millions of Chinese Participate

Since the publication of The Nine Commentaries in November 2004, 45 million Chinese have renounced their membership in the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations on the Tuidang (“Resigning the Party”) website. The Nine Commentaries has flooded China in a short period of time, forming a massive wave of people quitting the CCP.

“Having been deceived by the CCP over the years, I became a member of this evil party. I am fortunate that I have been awakened by The Nine Commentaries and realized that the CCP is the most inhumane power in the history of mankind. It retains its hold on power by using violence to create fear in people. It plunders the wealth of others and controls the minds of its people. I am almost 50 years old. I’ve gone through almost all of the disastrous events since the CCP came to power in 1949. Every fact cited in The Nine Commentaries is true. I regret that I ever joined the party. I now solemnly declare that I quit the CCP.”

The above is a message left by Xian Zheng on the Tuidang website on April 14, 2005. Around thirty to forty thousand similar statements are posted on the website everyday. This event has become an unchangeable tide of history even though the CCP has put tight controls on the Internet and made every effort to suppress the volunteers who work at the Quit CCP Center.

Chinese people, from big city dwellers to the villagers, from the masses of workers, farmers, intellectuals to high-level CCP officials, from state-owned companies leaders to the heads of the 610 organizations (an organization formed to persecute Falun Gong practitioners), have renounced the CCP after they learn about its true evil nature by reading The Nine Commentaries. The book is being discussed and passed on voluntarily by millions of Chinese people. The story of The Nine Commentaries can be found written on the RMB (Chinese currency), utility poles and walls, covering all over the vast land of China.

The Nine Commentaries are not just nine editorials anymore. They have become a spiritual awakening movement in which tens of millions of Chinese voluntarily participate. It not only set off the wave of quitting the CCP, but also illuminated the sky of darkness under which the CCP had forced the Chinese people to live. The fear tactics carefully orchestrated by the CCP for years are gradually diminishing.

Chinese people voiced their discontent on blogs when the uprising took place in Wongan County of Guizhou Province this June. They wrote: “Expel the CCP, Revive traditional China.” “Believe ourselves and rebuild our new Great Wall. Drive the Communist Party back to Siberia, Russia.” “Love the people, not the party.” “Down with fascism. Freedom belongs to the people.” These simple words foretell the complete abandonment of the CCP and the gradual awakening from the CCP’s ideological lies. We are witnessing the beginning of a new era!

‘Give Me A Lever Long Enough And A Fulcrum On Which To Place It And I Shall Move The World

The famous words of the ancient Greek scientist Archimedes apply perfectly for the current situation in China. The Nine Commentaries are becoming the spiritual fulcrum of the Chinese people. They are moving a dark empire based on the violence and lies of communism. They are hoping for a brand new world with brightness, sincerity and tolerance.

This is why we are paying tribute to The Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party on its fourth anniversary of publication.

The Epoch Times Editorial Board

Original report: A Tribute To The Fourth Anniversary Of The Nine Commentaries on the Communist  Party

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(photos) Police beating villagers in northwest China protest

Posted by Author on November 23, 2008


From secretchina.com –

China police beating villagers (1) (from secretchina.com)

China police beating villagers (1) (from secretchina.com)

China police beating villagers (2) (from secretchina.com)

China police beating villagers (2) (from secretchina.com)

China police beating villagers (3) (from secretchina.com)

China police beating villagers (3) (from secretchina.com)

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China police beating villagers (4) (from secretchina.com)

China police beating villagers (5) (from secretchina.com)

China police beating villagers (5) (from secretchina.com)

China police beating villagers (6) (from secretchina.com)

China police beating villagers (6) (from secretchina.com)

China police beating villagers (7) (from secretchina.com)

China police beating villagers (7) (from secretchina.com)

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China: 45 Million Chinese People Quit the Communist Party Organizations

Posted by Author on November 23, 2008


Till today, more than 45,800,393 Chinese people have announced on the Quit CCP Website that quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations.

Here’s a snapshot of the numbers showing on the Quit CCP Website :

More than 45 million Chinese people quit the Communist Party

Snapshot: More than 45 million Chinese people quit the Communist Party

It says:

– 45,800,393 Chinese people quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations since Dec. 3, 2004.

1,004,093 people already quit in this month.

– 51,951 people quit yesterday

The massive wave of Chinese people quitting the CCP was triggered by the publication of a series editorial articles — The Nine Commentaries on the Chinese Communist Party (The Nine Commentaries) — by the overseas Chinese language newspaper The Epochtimes, in November 2004.

People are quitting at a speed of 50,000  to 60,000 per day in recent months, according to the Quit CCP Website .

Reason for quit

At their statements posted on the Quit CCP Website, many people stated that they became realize the true nature of the Chinese Communist Party, which is never changed- violence and lying- and the crimes the CCP did in the past and in the current make no reason for people to stay further inside the organization- conscience makes people keep distance with the CCP.

CCP’s crimes and abuses mentioned in the statements including but not limited:

– killed 80 million Chinese people in less than 60 years

– Tiananmen massacre of student, Beijing, 1989

– Torture and killing of Falun Gong members, from 1999, ongoing

– Organ harvesting from live prisoners, ongoing

– persecution of Christian, ongoing

– no freedom of speech, ongoing

– no democracy, ongoing

– cheating of Chinese people, ongoing

– corruption, ongoing

– etc.

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UN criticises China over ‘widespread’ torture allegations

Posted by Author on November 23, 2008


AFP, Nov. 21, 2008-

GENEVA (AFP) — A UN body has expressed deep concern over allegations of widespread torture in China and called on the country to fully probe rights abuses.

The United Nations Committee Against Torture, meeting in Geneva, also revisited the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, urging the government to grant reparations and investigate the crackdown.

“The committee remains deeply concerned about the continued allegations, corroborated by numerous Chinese legal sources, of routine and widespread use of torture and ill treatment of suspects in police custody, especially to extract confessions or information to be used in criminal proceedings,” it said in a report released Friday.

It hit out at “continued reliance on confessions as a common form of evidence for prosecution, thus creating conditions that may facilitate the use of torture and ill-treatment of suspects,” quoting the case of dissident and human rights militant Yang Chunlin.

The committee also criticised China’s handling of its relations with the Tibetan Autonomous Region, noting there had been “longstanding reports of torture, beatings, shackling and other abusive treatment, in particular of Tibetan monks and nuns.”

No inquiry had been carried out into the arrests, firing on crowds of peaceful demonstrators, torture or cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment during the recent repression in Tibet, the experts noted.

Regarding the Tiananmen Square protests and crackdown, the committee said China “should conduct a full and impartial investigation” of the events.

It added that Chinese authorities should “provide information on the persons who are still detained from that period” as well as “offer apologies and reparation as appropriate and prosecute those found responsible for excessive use of force, torture and other ill treatment.”

More generally, the committee pointed to “reports of abuses in custody, including high numbers of deaths… Reeducation through labour for individuals who have never had their case tried in court, nor the possibility of challenging their administrative detention,” and secret detention facilities.

The UN experts expressed concern about the fate of Hu Jia, like other human rights backers the victim of harassment and violence committed by thugs who were unofficially recruited by the authorities.

The Committee Against Torture mentioned allegations of removal of organs from members of the Falun Gong sect for transplant. The special UN rapporteur on torture Manfred Nowak was quoted as saying that “an increase in organ transplant operations coincides with the beginning of the persecution of (Falun Gong practitioners).”

The committee was also concerned about the fate of North Korean refugees who were turned back at the border despite the risk that they would be subjected to torture in their own country.

Finally, the committee said it was worried about the conditions of people on death row who were chained day and night and whose organs could be removed for transplant after their death without their prior consent, according to information received by the experts.

Earlier this month, the committee’s chief rapporteur Felice Gaer had accused the Chinese of not providing sufficient information.

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Qin Gang denied this and said earlier this month that “it is China’s consistent stance that we oppose torture.”

Gaer had said China had been unwilling to release data on individual cases by invoking its State Secrets Act to withhold information.

AFP

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