texan
Topic Author
Posts: 4064
Joined: Tue Dec 23, 2003 2:23 am

Chinese Legal Advocate Jailed On Spurious Grounds

Thu Jul 20, 2006 1:23 pm

New York Times article

Chen Guangcheng, a blind Chinese man who taught himself law, has been jailed by the local government after he filed a class action lawsuit against the government, claiming the local government forced peasants to have late term abortions or be sterilized. The allegations were investigated by an international body and found to have merit. So the local government put him basically under house arrest, came up with spurious claims against him, and are currently putting him on trial. His lawyer has been beaten, his car pushed into a ditch and onto it's hood by local police (caught on videotape), and he has received death threats, at least one of which he tape recorded.

More justice from a great ally. Abuses like these should not be tolerated. Make China's PNTR status contigent upon their not violating human rights and illegally imprisoning citizens who have done nothing illegal. The officials in the town and in Beijing need to be punished, not Mr. Chen.

Texan
"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."
 
bill142
Posts: 7864
Joined: Wed Aug 04, 2004 1:50 pm

RE: Chinese Legal Advocate Jailed On Spurious Grounds

Thu Jul 20, 2006 1:52 pm

A blind guy was driving a car?
 
CRJ705
Posts: 52
Joined: Sat Dec 03, 2005 5:48 am

RE: Chinese Legal Advocate Jailed On Spurious Grounds

Thu Jul 20, 2006 2:32 pm

Quoting Bill142 (Reply 1):

The blind person was not driving the car, but his legal adviser.

I would have to agree though that this is a setback for reformists within China, and I have very little hope that he will be released unless an enormous amount of International pressure is put onto China, and even then Beijing might not listen. I wish the best for this poor blind man.

Regards
CRJ705

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Braybuddy, Dutchy and 3 guests

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos