Thousands Of Citizens Protest In Yuyao
On Oct. 15, thousands of Yuyao citizens gathered
in front of the city hall.
They protested that the regime didn’t fully help citizens
during the flood, and covered up the serious situation.
Protesters held banners “Down 60-mark Mao Hongfang".
This was against the City Party Secretary giving herself a
mark of 60 as achievement for rescue work during the flood.
Protesters smashed several officials’ vehicles, and
demolished the fence outside the office building.
They took down the sign “serve for the people"
from the wall of the building.
Nearly two thousand police arrived at the site, where
they dispersed protesters. Both sides clashed.
Some protesters were beaten and injured.
Many people were arrested.
Protesters and police had a confrontation for the whole day,
by the evening, some people still stayed at the site.
Yuyao City has been affected by Typhoon Fitow,
causing severe floodding.
Now the alert hasn’t been completely removed.
Several major protests occurred.
On Oct. 11, many outraged citizens smashed cars on road
against Ningbo Television currying favor with the regime
by not truthfully reporting on the real flood situation.
On Oct. 9, the flood situation was still severe in Yuyao.
However the regime sent police to arrest two citizens for
spreading “false information", It caused public anger.
Lawyer: Beijing Airport Bomber Heavily Sentenced
In July, a disabled petitioner set off a bomb
at Beijing Capital Airport.
On Oct. 15, the bomber, Ji Zhongxing was sentenced to six
years imprisonment for the allegation of causing an explosion
in a public place.
Ji’s defense lawyer Liu Xiaoyuan says that
the court is wrong, the sentence is too heavy.
Liu says Ji Zhongxing hadn’t intended to harm innocent
people, or intended to set off the bomb, it was negligence.
The bomb didn’t cause serious damage, it should constitute a
negligence explosive offense.
Ji should not be charged with an explosion crime.
Liu Xiaoyan says that Ji had been paralyzed, in addition,
he lost his left hand in the explosion.
He couldn’t do any harm to the society. He faced up to the
range of three to 10 years in prison.
the court sentenced him to six years, and claimed it was a
lenient sentence. Liu said he couldn’t understand it.
Ji Zhongxing’s brother told media that it is injustice,
they will appeal against the sentence.
Dissident Guo Feixiong Arrested
Activist Guo Feixiong was arrested. Guo’s defense lawyer
obtained the news on Oct. 15.
On Aug. 8, Guo was detained for the allegations of
“gathering a crowd to disrupt order in a public place."
Guo’s defense lawyers Lin Qilei and Sui Muqing tried
six times to visit Xiong but were denied by the regime.
Chinese Human Rights Defenders reported that lawyers went
to Tianhe District Procuratorate, Guangzhou.
They were suing police chief Jin Heng and director of
detention center Pan Weiqi.
At that time, Tianhe District Procuratorate officer told them
that Guo was officially arrested on Sept. 11.
However, Guo’s family and his lawyers didn’t received
any notice or legal documents from the police.