Even After Charges Are Withdrawn, CCP Court Still Sentences the Accused
(Clearwisdom.net) A trial that took place in Mishan City, Heilongjiang Province, completely ignored the law and carried out a flagrant miscarriage of justice by sentencing the innocent who was falsely accused. The perpetrators brought a false accusation before the court and gave false testimony against an innocent Falun Gong practitioner. After the defense lawyers exposed the false evidence in court, the perpetrators withdrew their case immediately, so as to not be charged themselves. However, the court did not release the falsely accused practitioner but instead sentenced him to five months of imprisonment.
There is no justice inside communist-led China. The perpetrators—from the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) 610 Office—worked at a brainwashing center specialized in persecuting Falun Gong practitioners, and the court followed the direction of the CCP.
Here are the details of this case:
On August 11, 2011, Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Zhang Yutang went to a “legal education school” (a euphemism for "brainwashing center") in Mishan to visit his nephew's wife, who had been taken to the facility by a 610 Office agent the previous day. There, Mr. Zhang was spat at and beaten by Chen Jinlei and four other employees of the center. Mr. Zhang sustained five broken ribs on his left side.
Absurdly, under the control of the Mishan Political and Law Committee, head of the 610 Office Yu Xiaofeng; brainwashing center employees Wang Xiaoping, Chen Hailei, and Chen Jinlei; and community CCP secretary Jiang Zhihui then fabricated evidence and testimony and sued Mr. Zhang. His “crime” was alleged as “endangering public affairs.” The Mishan Procuratorate and court also took part in this travesty.
On the day of the trial, November 21, 2011, Mr. Zhang's defense attorney pointed out that the so-called Mishan “legal education school” was neither a state department nor a legitimate school. Because it had not been inspected and approved by the education department, it was not listed publicly and hence was not a legally-recognized institution. Therefore, there could be no crime of “endangering public affairs.”
Moreover, the “Mishan legal education school” was suspected of apprehending citizens, restricting personal freedom, and other human rights violations. Even though Chen Hailei testified that he was knocked down, the so-called “evidence” presented in court (a surveillance video) did not show that anybody had been knocked down. When Chen Hailei produced an X-ray of his injuries (item No. B57591 X-ray), it was discovered that the X-ray was not his but belonged instead to a person named Chen Lei. One could tell quite easily by the name and the age of this Chen Lei that it was not the same person as Chen Hailei.
The lawyer's revealing cross examination made Chen Hailei afraid to continue on with the charade, so he proposed to withdraw his lawsuit. However, the judge did not acquit Mr. Zhang per law, but instead adjourned the trial without the releasing the falsely accused. Next, the Mishan City prosecutors and judges, following the orders of their superiors, accepted the false evidence and sentenced Mr. Zhang to five months of detention.
Mr. Zhang was recently released, having served his term. But his release does not mean that he has been acquitted. While he was detained, although he suffered from headaches, was unable to eat, vomited, and had rib pain, the guards not get him any treatment and did not allow his family to visit him. When Mr. Zhang was finally released from prison, he was very skinny and weak and could no longer work. His family is determined to keep pursuing justice for him.
Being a victim of such a serious violation of Chinese Constitutional law, Mr. Zhang said that he would support his family in their campaign to sue the real criminals, and that no one could escape the sanctions of justice.