Liu Tienan’s Court Confession Believed to be Fake
September 24, Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Deputy
Director of the National Development and Reform Commission
(NDRC), and director of the National Energy Administration,
Liu Tienan, appears in court.
The trial record from Hebei court shows that Liu Tienan tearfully confessed in court.
Chinese officials also announced his confession, citing Liu’s
good attitude in admitting guilt.
The court said a verdict would be announced at a later date.
However, mainland people do not accept Liu Tienan’s
They believe that it is a false confession and question the
Chinese authorities’ motive is to shift the focus and
deliberately avoid the background behind Liu Tienan.
According to Radio Free Asia, mainland democrat Zeng
Renquan said the Liu Tienan case is just a game
from the beginning to the public trial.
He said people questioned why Liu Tienan threatened the reporter
and his mistress with death at the beginning
if he has good attitude in admitting guilt.
Whether there is any umbrella behind him?
Whether his bribery is only 35 million.
Ilham Appealed and Published Speech After Sentence
Uyghur scholar Ilham, who was sentenced to life imprisonment
on charges of secession has appealed on September 24th and
published the speech after sentence.
Ilham’s lawyer Li Fangping revealed through the Internet, Ilham
feels that he has more responsibility after reading the judgement.
He hopes to promote Xinjiang legalization by his case.
US urged the release of Ilham because of innocent dissension
Several international organizations including the European
Union have issued a statement condemning Ilham’s shocking life imprisonment sentence.
US secretary of state John Kerry has criticised The United States is deeply disturbed that Ilham Tohti has been convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment.
“Peaceful dissent is not a crime. This harsh sentence appears to be retribution for Professor Tohti’s peaceful efforts to promote human rights for China’s ethnic Uighur citizens.
The statement said Ilham is renowned internationally because
he promoted mutual understanding, tolerance, peaceful dialogue
and harmonious unification between Han and Uyghur.
His detention silenced an important moderate Uighur voice."
Silencing them can only make tensions worse.
Kerry called on Beijing authorities to release Ilham
and his students.
Students go to Central on Third Day of Strike in Hong Kong
September 24 is the third day of Hong Kong students’
In the afternoon, Hong Kong Federation of Students (HKFS)
started the march.
Hundreds of people walked to Central from Tamar Park.
Along the way, they shouted “We demand genuine universal
suffrage" to express dissatisfaction at CCP Standing
Committee’s political reform framework.
According to Hong Kong Apple Daily, HKFS announced
the procession is civil disobedience and didn’t apply
for the No Objection Letter from Hong Kong police.
The Hong Kong Police arrived at the start to show
a yellow warning sign that the participators face
criminal prosecution because of an unauthorized march.
It’s said that in addition to Tamar Park, the students also
want to tell people their strike philosophy in the community
without fear of prosecution.