With the trial of Wang Xiaodong’s “300 fingerprints” case, CCP police seem to face strong enemy
An illegal court hearing was held secretly in Botou City Court
at 9am on July 18th in the case of Chinese Falun Gong
practitoner Wang Xiaodong’s “300 fingerprints,”
which shocked CCP power center Zhongnanhai.
The CCP authority didn’t inform Wang Xiaodong’s family
members until 17:00 the day before the court hearing.
Falun Gong practitioners of Botou City are not allowed
to participate in the court hearings by CCP, and the local assistants of Falun Gong are even monitored by CCP.
On the day of the court hearing, the entire street in front
of Botou Court was in the state of martial law one hour in advance.
Vehicles and pedestrians were not allowed to approach.
The police and plainclothes guards seemed to face a strong
According to The Epoch Times, who quoted an insider,
Wang Defu, president of Botou Court, personally arranged
for bailiffs to control personnel coming to or going from
A careful security check was conducted on each person who
entered the court.
The security check was more strict than usual.
Even personnel of other cases were not allowed to pass by.
According to Wang Xiaodong’s brother, besides Wang
Xiaodong’s mother and sister, other close friends were all refused entry to the court hearing.
According to Wang Xiaodong brother, in addition to Wang
Xiaodong’s mother and sister, other relatives and friends refused to attend.
But the town government officials and personnel of the public
security bureau and the police station were all able to attend the court hearing.
Wang Xiaodong’s brother said that Wang Xiaodong’s mother
asked the judge in the court hearing, “Why did you fire the lawyer from Beijing?
And you assigned a forced lawyer.
You are offending the law in doing so.”
Immediately, four bailiffs came to terrorize her and wanted
to expel her.
In the courtroom, Wang Xiaodong looked very thin
to the extent of deformation and the rims of his eyes looked dark.
He asked the court to use the lawyer previously employed.
He didn’t want the lawyer assigned by the official,
but no one took any notice.
The secret court hearing lasted two hours with
no announcement of the result.
International Federation of Journalists concerned about the “purge” of Chinese media
The world’s largest journalist organization, “International
Federation of Journalists (IFJ),” issued a statement on July 18th.
The organization is concerned about the responsible persons
of two outspoken newspapers were replaced successively before the replacement of CCP top officials.
Recently, it’s said in the Chinese media circle that Shanghai
Oriental Morning Post director Lu Yan and deputy editor Sun Jian were suspended.
Previously, the format of New Express in Guangzhou
was also suddenly revised. Lu Fumin, the editor, was replaced.
Although these two newspapers did not reveal the reasons
of personnel changes, the persons in Chinese media industry
generally believe that it had something to do with the sensitive
articles published or reproduced by these newspapers.
Headquartered in Brussels, International Federation
of Journalists (IFJ) believes that these purge activities have
something to do with CCP’s 18th session, which will be held
later this year, and the replacement of CCP top officials.
They said in the statement that the impending replacement
of CCP top officials is producing a “chilling effect” on freedom of press in China.
IFJ urges the responsible persons of these two newspapers
to reconsider its decision and defend the independence of the media and the rights of freely reporting.
Hong Kong Government WiFi involved in censorship of human rights website
The human rights website, Tiananmen Skynet of mainland
China, recently released news that the wireless internet access
system (WiFi) provided by Hong Kong Government
has blocked its information.
“Skynet" has thus sent a letter to the Chief Executive,
According to a report by Voice of America, Huang Qi,
spokesperson for Skynet, said that in accordance with
the relevant provisions, Hong Kong Government should not
affect the spread of freedom of the press, including Skynet.
Huang Qi said it is relatively rare that the rights-protecting
websites are subject to suppression in Hong Kong.