Straits Times on Cheng Yizhong’s release

According to a report in the Straits Times, a defense lawyer for Southern Metropolis News journalists, is now hopeful that the paper’s two journalists who remain in prison will soon be released following the weekend’s release of editor Cheng Yizhong: “‘We’ve seen a change of attitude by the local prosecutor. Local law executors can still ‘repair the pen before more sheep are stolen’,’ he said, using an idiom meaning to act before it is too late. ” The lawyer also said Cheng was released, “because of a lack of evidence following the intervention of a higher official. ”

August 30, 2004 5:31 PM
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