Tag: Article 73
Zhu Chengzhi may have become the first to be detained under new amendments to China’s Criminal Procedure Law. Amid fierce criticism, the changes passed through the National People’s Congress by a vote of 2,639 to 160 in March last year, and came into effect on New Year’s Day. The new Article 73 allows some prisoners to be held in an undisclosed location for up to six months without access to a lawyer, but does require that families be notified of their detention.
January 10, 2013 4:02 PM
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