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China Change Briefing on the Seventh Day of Dawu Trial
Dawu Legal Team, July 21, 2021 The Dawu trial has been in session for seven days. After working overtime on weekends and with three consecutive days of 12-hour or longer sessions, the court has now completed its investigation of the crime of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble,” the crime of “obstructing officers in the discharge of dutie [...] Keep reading »
Briefing on the Sixth Day of Dawu Trial
Dawu Legal Team, July 20, 2021 The court session ended late [three days in a row]: at 23:30 the day before yesterday; at 22:30 yesterday; and at 22:40 today. During today’s session, the prosecutors finished presenting their evidence relating to the September 14 [2015] incident and the June 21 [2020] incident, and the defense lawyers completed the [...] Keep reading »
Briefing on the Fifth Day of Dawu Trial
Dawu Legal Team, July 19, 2021 As the trial continues and the arguments get into the nitty-gritty details of various incidents, the daily briefings, written in what short time the defense lawyers have after long hours of court sessions, may not always be immediately clear in terms of who is who and what is what. We are doing our best to provide cla [...] Keep reading »
Briefing on the Fourth Day of Dawu Trial — ‘I Want to Dig a Window’
Dawu Legal Team, July 18, 2021 On the fourth day of the trial, the sky in Gaobeidian City was gloomy with light rain, as if it were grieving! The trial started at 9 o’clock in the morning. The Gaobeidian Municipal Court continued yesterday’s trial proceedings of evidence production and cross-examination of the alleged crime of “gather [...] Keep reading »
Briefing on the Third Day of Dawu Trial
Dawu Legal Team, July 17, 2021 At 9 a.m., on July 17, 2021, the Dawu trial continued. In the morning, the defense lawyers continued to question the defendants who are suspected of “gathering a crowd to assault state organs”. The defense counsel once again filed an application to exclude illegal evidence based on new clues he learned about illeg [...] Keep reading »
Briefing on the Second Day of Dawu Trial
Dawu Legal Team, July 16, 2021 At 9 a.m. on July 16, 2021, the Dawu trial resumed for the second day. ​​In the morning, the defendants mainly expressed their opinions on the decision of the pre-trial meetings. The prosecutors mainly responded to the defendants and defense lawyers’ request to exclude illegal evidence, to which the defense lawy [...] Keep reading »
Briefing on the First Day of Dawu Trial
Dawu Legal Team, July 15, 2021 At 9 a.m. on July 15, 2021, the trial of the Dawu case commenced at Gaobeidian Municipal Court in Hebei Province. To answer the wide range of concerns coming from the public, we providing the following briefing: 1. How long do you expect the Dawu trial to last? Neither the trial notice that the court sent to the defen [...] Keep reading »
Latest Developments in the Dawu Group Legal Case: Statements Made by Sun Dawu and Other Defendants at the Pretrial Meeting
Dawu Legal Team, May 25, 2021 Foreword Sun Dawu is an agricultural entrepreneur in Xushui district of Hebei Province’s Baoding city, and the founder of Dawu Group. Beginning nearly 40 years ago with 1,000 chickens and 50 pigs, Dawu Group has transformed a remote and undesirable tract of saline land into a pearl on the North China Plain, building [...] Keep reading »
Announcing the 5th China Human Rights Lawyers Day; Calling for One-Person-One-Photo Messages
May 22, 2021 The fifth China Human Rights Lawyers Day will be held virtually on July 9, 2021. The China Human Rights Lawyers Day was created on July 9, 2017 in acknowledgement of the tireless efforts of Chinese human rights lawyers in their struggle for justice and the rule of law. It commemorates the mass arrest of lawyers that occured on July 9, [...] Keep reading »
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