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  1. News - China - JUSTICE

    China's Supreme People's Court calls for end to torture in new guidelines

    Posted Nov 22nd 2013, 04:29am by Keith Zhai

    ... and ensure fair use of judicial authority. The Supreme People's Court said in the guidelines issued yesterday that the practice of using torture to extract evidence must be eliminated and cases ... being presumed guilty, rather than innocent. "The people's courts should comply with the Constitution and have to practice jurisdiction independently," Lu said. But Nicholas ...

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    China issues new rule to stop wealthy from buying their way out of jail

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 04:07am by Andrea Chen

    ... sentences. The instructions came in a new directive on sentence reductions and parole. The Supreme People's Procuratorate announced yesterday that local prosecution staff must review all ... the powerful and the rich in prison. These people are more likely to offer bribes for a sentence reduction," Yuan Qiguo, a department director from the Supreme People's Procuratorate, said. ...

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    Beijing court convicts two more New Citizen activists

    Posted Jan 30th 2014, 03:30am by AP

    ... of them to prison. Hou Xin and Yuan Dong were convicted of gathering a crowd to disturb public order, the Haidian District People's Court said on its microblog. New Citizen founder Xu Zhiyong ... at City University. "In the eyes of the reformers and liberals in China, Xi Jinping is more or less following the Putin model, rather than the Gorbachev model," he said. Associated ...

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    New forms of extrajudicial detention emerge to replace China’s labour camps

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 12:46pm by MANDY ZUO

    ... Re-education through labour camps, which were frequently used to detain petitioners with grievances against officals, were abolished by the National People's Congress Standing Committee ...

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    Jailing of activist Xu Zhiyong 'breaks reform promise'

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 09:55am by Verna Yu

    ... disappointment". Xu denounced the verdict of Beijing's No 1 Intermediate People's Court, said his lawyer Zhang Qingfang. "The court today has completely destroyed the last bit of dignity ... remains a tool for the government to punish critics," Bequelin said. In November, the Supreme People's Court ordered judges to take steps to reduce miscarriages of justice, including ...

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    US citizen being tried as Chinese national on organised crime charges in Guangzhou

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 02:56pm by Mimi Lau

    ... of ammunition. He is one of 34 defendents being tried at the Guangzhou Intermediate People's Court, The charges have been denied by Wu and his daughter, Anna Wu, who claim Wu's elder brother ...

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    Activist Xu Zhiyong vows to remain silent during 'unfair' trial

    Posted Jan 18th 2014, 03:51am by Verna Yu

    ... officials ignored that Xu and a businessman backing him, Wang Gongquan, were to be tried separately from their co-defendants at the Beijing No1 Intermediate People's Court. His co-defendants ...

  8. News - China - JUSTICE

    Activist's bid to overturn June 4 vigil punishment fails in Guangzhou

    Posted Jan 23rd 2014, 03:56am by Mimi Lau

    ... he filed an application to hold a candlelight vigil and march in the provincial capital on June 4. Li, who is a Hong Kong resident, asked the Haizhou District People's Court to overturn ...

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    China's labour camp system officially abolished

    Posted Dec 28th 2013, 10:27am by Keith Zhai

    ... Keith Zhai keith.zhai@scmp.com NPC Standing Committee officially abolishes system of 're-education' used to silence activists Labour camp sentences scrapped The mainland's notorious re-education-though-labour system is officially history. The decision by the National People's Congress Standing Committee to formally abolish the 56-year-old system, which allowed ...

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    Top judge vows transparency in court system

    Posted Nov 28th 2013, 03:40am by Keith Zhai

    ... Supreme People's Court President Zhou Qiang announced the move yesterday as part of an experiment to improve the judicial system announced by the Communist Party after the third plenum, ... be penalised for not following the orders. The Supreme People's Court started posting judgments online in July, allowing the public to access most verdicts, including reviews of death sentences. ...




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