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  1. Lawyer's defence team criticises case as weak and unreasonable

    Posted Apr 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei Defence lawyers say the second trial of lawyer Li Zhuang in Chongqing has followed correct procedures but they hope the court realises the prosecution case is flawed. 'In terms of submission of evidence, the court has fully allowed both sides to present their views,' said lawyer Chen Youxi, an adviser to Li's defence team, which has some ...

  2. Broken dreams

    Posted Jul 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and intimidated through tactics including detention, torture and imprisonment. Si's recent defence of lawyer Li Zhuang, who was accused by Chongqing prosecutors of coaching a witness ... be kept. That's why we decided to defend Li Zhuang, not only for Li, but also for our country's long-term peace and stability.' Li was released from prison in mid- June after serving ...

  3. Mystery veils case of jailed lawyer who may face new charges

    Posted Apr 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei Chongqing authorities have confirmed that jailed lawyer Li Zhuang will be prosecuted further for fabricating evidence in an embezzlement case he handled in 2008, which means he could stay in jail for up to seven more years. Li was convicted of the same charge in February last year during his defence of Chongqing crime boss Gong Gangmo. He is serving a 11/2-year ...

  4. Lawyer's trial has legal fraternity riveted

    Posted Apr 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei Defence lawyer Li Zhuang faced his second trial in Chongqing yesterday for coaching a witness in a case that legal professionals say tests the country's commitment to the rule of law and will deal a lethal blow to the country's system of jurisprudence if procedures are not properly followed. Dubbed 'season two of the Li Zhuang saga', the Jiangbei ...

  5. Briefs

    Posted Dec 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Convicted lawyer files request for retrial Beijing defence lawyer Li Zhuang filed a request for a retrial at the Supreme People's Court on Monday, as he seeks to overturn his ... Gangmo, whom Li allegedly told to claim that a confession was obtained through torture. Li said his advice was based on facts, and his arrest drew sympathy from lawyers across the country. Li ...

  6. Lawyers fear 'chill' from charge against colleague in Chongqing

    Posted Dec 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... warned, saying it would hurt confidence in the principle of rule by law. The lawyer at the centre of the outcry was Li Zhuang, defence lawyer for Gong Gangmo, one of 14 alleged gang bosses arrested in the past few months. Li Zhuang was formally charged by Jiangbei District People's Procuratorate at the weekend for fabricating evidence for his defendant and interfering with his ...

  7. Lawyer wronged in Bo's crackdown fights back

    Posted Apr 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei tzewei.ng@scmp.com Looking relaxed at a tea house near his home in Beijing this week, former defence lawyer Li Zhuang- stripped of his licence after being convicted in February ... is representative of the wrongful convictions during the campaign.' Li's client, Gong Gangmo, was one of the first big crime bosses arrested, in June 2009, during the crackdown that began ...

  8. Lawyer's arrest puts Chongqing justice on trial

    Posted Dec 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... further questions about the judicial process, and heightened unease among mainland lawyers. High-profile Beijing lawyer Li Zhuang was arrested with at least three other lawyers on Sunday ... was charging'. 'Speaking from my conscience, the ideas offered by Li Zhuang are double-edged swords,' Gong told police. 'They may be good for me, but he is defending me after all ...

  9. New twist in high-profile case against lawyer

    Posted Apr 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei The Chongqing trial of lawyer Li Zhuang took another twist yesterday, with prosecutors dropping the charge against Li, who was accused of tampering with evidence. Mainland ... the withdrawal. 'During the trial, the defence provided new evidence, which conflicted with the evidence we had which pointed to Li Zhuang's guilt,' Xinhua quoted a Jiangbei procuratorate ...

  10. Convicted lawyer in Chongqing triad case may face more charges

    Posted Mar 31st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei Controversy surrounding convicted lawyer Li Zhuang last year at the height of the Chongqing triad crackdown looks set to snowball as authorities say he may face more charges for illegal acts he allegedly committed in the course of his legal defence work. Li is due to complete a 1 1/2-year prison sentence in June for fabricating evidence while defending Chongqing crime ...




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