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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 »
Latest Development of the Dawu Case: Charges Brought to Court
Dawu legal team, May 12, 2021 Lawyers representing Dawu clients issued an update on the high-profile case last week. Their previous statement, “10 Questions and Answers Concerning the Dawu Case”, introduced the case as follows: “Sun Dawu (孙大午), a prominent entrepreneur in Xushui District, Baoding City, Hebei Province (河北省保定市 [...] Keep reading »
A night’s stay at Baotai Hotel, the place where my husband Chang Weiping was tortured
Chen Zijuan, April 14, 2021 Today is Chang Weiping’s 37th birthday. He practiced law in Shaanxi province from 2013 to late 2018, when his license was suspended, as part of China’s continuous disbarment of human rights lawyers in recent years. His career as a lawyer began from defending the New Citizens Movement activists in 2013, and over the n [...] Keep reading »
Sun Dawu: A Chinese Agricultural Entrepreneur’s 36-year Dream in the Era of Reform and Opening Up (Part Two)
Yaxue Cao, April 2, 2021 (Continued from Part One) Arrest; from ‘Grain Banks’ to community financing In April 2003, about a month after Sun Dawu’s speeches at Peking University and China Agricultural University, he was called to Zhongnanhai once more. This time it was to South Zhongnanhai, housing the Central Committee of the Chin [...] Keep reading »
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