We hereby state: On October 28, 2013, Yushui District People’s Court in Xinyu, Jiangxi, began to try Liu Ping (刘萍), Wei Zhongping (魏忠平) and Li Sihua (李思华). As defense lawyers of the three defendants, we took part in the court procedure. During the trial, we reiterated the same opinions that we had expressed during the pre-trial meeting with the judges: 1). According to Article 202 (1) of the Criminal Procedure Law, the court should have tried, and made a decision on, the case of Liu Ping, Wei Zhongping, and Li Sihua, who were charged with illegal assembly, within three months of the indictment; 2) Since the court failed to try, and make a decision on, the case before the statutorily prescribed time limit, according […]
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