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George Washington University Law School

Sunday, April 17, 2011

He Weifang addresses open letter to Chongqing legal community

Pretty strong stuff. Available in English and Chinese at the China Media Project web site here. He has some good rhetorical touches. Among other things, he notes the irony that the judge in Li Zhuang's first trial, who excused all seven prosecution witnesses (all of whom were in custody) from appearing and being cross-examined because they "were unwilling" (grounds that have no basis in the Criminal Procedure Law), had written his master's thesis in law school on the necessity of witnesses appearing in court.

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