The Lawyers Speak Out On Taishi – ESWN

ESWN has translated brief excerpts from letters by two lawyers involved with the recall campaign (link):

The account by lawyer appeared in the Taiwan weekly magazine The Journalist (April 6-12, 2006, issue #996, p. 64-68). The account ends as follows:

“On October 31, I was on vacation and the judiciary department requested me to report on this case. But I needed to return home to attend the wedding of a relative and I did not attend. On November 4, I was called to Guangzhou. The request for us to withdraw from the case was clearer, and the requesting department this time is at a higher level. Under these circumstances, lawyer Guo Yan and myself had our contracts rescinded by our law offices on November 20 and 21 respectively. In the following days, our other clients were either forced to withdraw their appointment of us or else they abandoned their right to obtain justice through litigation. On December 27, in the cold wind and rain, I heard the news that Guo Feixiong and the other detained villagers have all been released without charges. I felt a little better.”

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