søndag 25. oktober 2020

Chinese Scholars Call For Release of Former Tsinghua Professor Geng Xiaonan

Former Tsinghua University professor Xu Zhangrun has called for the release of Geng Xiaonan, a former colleague detained after she spoke out in support of him, and who now faces trial on charges of alleged "illegal business operations."

Former Tsinghua law professor Xu and five other Chinese scholars wrote an open letter to the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) calling for the immediate release of Geng and her husband. Geng's defense attorney Mo Shaoping said the defense team had also applied to the state prosecutor's office with a request to unapprove the formal arrests of Geng and her husband.

"We believe that detention is unnecessary in her case, because the alleged crime is non-violent in nature, and she has a fixed residence in Beijing and there is no possibility of her absconding," Mo told RFA.