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Tibet Higher People's Court Holds News Conference
26 Jun

Lhasa Xizang Ribao in Chinese - 27 Jun 01 [By staff reporter Yixi Cuomu:
"Autonomous Regional Higher People's Court Holds News Conference on the
Situation of 'Strike Hard' Campaign Carried out by the Courts in Our Region"

On the afternoon of 26 June, the Tibet Autonomous Regional Higher People's
Court held a press conference, at which the court's Vice President Shen
Liang and its criminal court's presiding judge Ou Zhu gave briefings
respectively on the situation of the "strike hard" campaign in our
autonomous region and the open trial rallies and sentences adopted at these
rallies in Lhasa and four other cities and prefectures.

Ou Zhu said, in accordance with the arrangements for the "strike hard"
campaign, a large-scale public trial rally was held respectively by the
courts in our region's Lhasa and Xigaze Cities and Shannan, Qamdo and Nagqu
Prefectures on the morning of 26 June to carry out open trials of a number
of criminals who caused serious harm to public order. In addition, in view
of the fact that drug trafficking cases are showing an upward trend in our
region, particularly Lhasa, and for the purpose of dealing a severe blow to
the rampancy of drug trafficking criminals and curb the momentum of the
spread of drugs in our region, the Lhasa City's Chengguan District People's
Court also held a public trial rally dealing exclusively with drug
trafficking crimes. Today the Autonomous Regional Higher People's Court held
a press conference to announce to all circles of society through the media
the crimes committed by and the trials of the criminals who were sentenced
to death in the five cases handled by the courts of Lhasa City and Qamdo and
Nagqu Prefectures, and the crimes committed and the related trials of the
two public trial cases which were handled in full compliance with the
criminal prosecution policy of "tempering severity with mercy." He also gave
a briefing on the related cases.

Answering a reporter's question on the current situation of public order in
our region and the efforts made by our region's people's courts at all
levels to combat criminal activities that seriously endanger public
security, spokesman Shen Liang said, in the recent years our region's
people's courts at all levels, under the leadership and vigorous supervision
of party committees at all levels, have given full play to their criminal
prosecution functions. Safeguarding social stability as their bounden duty
and independently exercising their prosecution power in accordance with law,
they have dealt severe blows to crimes that seriously endangered state
security and other criminal offenses that seriously affected public order.
They have ensured stability of the situation of our region's public order by
maintaining a high "strike hard" stance. Nevertheless, there is still a
stern side to the public order situation in our region. We should, through
the "strike hard" campaign, strive for a clear turn for the better in the
situation of our region's public security within the next two years.

As for what the "strike hard" campaign should be focused on next, Shen Liang
said, in accordance with the arrangements made at the national and regional
conferences on public security work and in combination with the
characteristics of public order and crimes in our region, we should focus on
striking hard against crimes that endanger state security; against crimes
endangering public order committed by gangsters and pressure groups; against
homicide, infliction of injuries, robbery and other such serious crimes of
violence; and against burglary and other recurrent crimes that seriously
affect the people's sense of security. With regard to crimes in drug
trafficking and crimes in organizing for stowing away, courts at various
levels across the region should act according to the principle "focusing on
whatever crime that is most prominent [locally] " to prosecute and strike
against it.

Shen Liang also answered questions posed by reporters on what our region's
people's courts are doing in the course of the "strike hard" campaign to
adhere to law and criminal prosecution policy, and in successfully handling
the relationship between "dealing with it severely and swiftly" and ensuring
quality of prosecution.

The news conference was presided over by Zhao Yuanzhi, Deputy Director of
the Autonomous Regional Information Office. Reporters of the journalist
units in the region including Xizang Ribao, Tibet Television Network and
Tibet People's Radio Station as well as reporters of central journalist
units stationed in Tibet attended the news briefing.

Articles in this Issue:
  1. Eight Arrested as Tibetans Demonstrate Opposition to Beijing's Olympics Bid
  2. China Promotes Itself for Olympics (AP)
  3. Tibet Activists Oppose Beijing Bid in Moscow
  4. BP's inclusion in FTSE4Good index "inappropriate" say Tibet campaigners
  5. Tibet shown as part of Kashmir in papers (TD)
  6. Announcing Five Criminal Cases Involving Death Sentences (LXR)

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