Beijing AIHIZING Institute Strongly Concerns about the Issue of (Human Rights) Lawyers’ Have not yet ‘Passed’ the Sate Annual Examination in China
June,28th 2011 Beijing AIZHIXING Institute
There were only two days left till the end of the Annual Assessment of Legal Professional (kind of state examination towards lawyers in China),as we shocked to learn that two weeks ago Beijing Municipal and Beijing Haidian district Justice Bureau staffs went to investigate Beijing Hengdao Law Firm, unfortunately after two weeks , they havn’t confirm if they were passed the exam or not . When the lawyers called them to ask about annual assessment ,they told them that they need to wait for the permission from the municipal leaders .
At the same time, we learned that, in this annual assessment there are following lawyers facing man-made difficulties (because of their work) : Liu Xiayuan, Chen Hai, Han Zhiguang, Li Boguang and Gongxing law firm where he is working.
According to the document of Beijing Bar Association( No. 21) <The Notice of Beijing Bar Association on 2011 Annual Lawyer Certificate Examine> the annual assessment should earnestly safeguard the legitimate right of the lawyers,to ensure fair,just and transparent of the whole examining procedure.
Liang Xiaojun is the representative lawyer of young AIDS activist Tianxi, who was arrested and trialed in 2010 in suspicion of intentional destruction of property .For Tianxi's case Liang Xiaojun lawyer went to see Tianxi several times to defend him .In one of his blog posts titled <Why we concern about Tianxi> , Lawyer Liang wrote : From the case of Tianxi we can see almost all the sorrows and painful experiences of people living with HIV/AIDS in China—blood transfusion , unknown reason of pains, the feeling of desperate and struggle when they know that they were infected HIV/AIDS ,the way of self-help, seeking help , no way to petition , no way to go for appeal ,denied for negotiations ,struggling to fight, and end up the bar.Concerning about Tianxi means to concern all the victims who were , and are seeking for compensation and justice in China. Concerning about Tianxi , also means to concern about our own situation .When we call for help to Tianxi, and after all our efforts there were changes in social mechanisms,then the rate for us to be hurt by the system will be decreased .Above all ,concerning on Tianxi is to concern the destiny of our nation ’ . And he worked very hard to defend Tianxi.！
Beijing AIZHIXING Institute is strongly concern about the annual examination of Lawyer Liang Xioajun and his law firm , meanwhile also concerning the other (human rights )lawyers.Beijing AIHIXING Institute calls for the Justice bureau should release the final examine result of 2011 soon, and stop cracking down the lawyers through so called lawyer annual assessment.
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