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A Deep Exposure of Zhang Hongbao's Political Asylum Case

------ Summary of Two Decisions to Zhang Hongbao by US Court


From New York Times Message Board



(Editor's word)


Published here are two written judgments delivered by a judge who tried Zhang Hongbao's case. The one issued on June 13, 2000 grants

political asylum to Zhang. The other judgment, issued on September 21,  2000, replaces the political asylum granted to Zhang with a judicial decision of suspended deportation based on anti-torture protection. A perusal of these two documents can be thought provoking.


 Having taken an insightful examination of Zhang's case and conducted extensive professional investigations, the perspicacious judge unhesitatingly used laudatory terms in these two judgments when refering to Zhang Hongbao's character. Especially in the written judgment of September 21, after rejecting the validity of the fabricated material produced by the Chinese government to back up their accusations against Zhang, the judge even more explicitly presented a high evaluation of Zhang's character: "He is a leader figure with extraordinary charisma."


Evidently, the June 13 judgment was reached under the circumstance of complete judiciary independence, without any uncalled-for interference from outside. This fair and unmediated legal decision, however, was not validated or signed into law by the judge because of the claim put forward by INS that "the fingerprints assessment has not arrived yet." (The excuse was deliberately ambivalent in regard to the likelihood of the fingerprints' arrival). The September 21 judgment, on the other hand, was written against a background of underhanded collaborations between the Chinese government and former U.S. administration in an attempt to frame Zhang Hongbao; in other words, the second judgment was written under the pressure imposed by certain U.S. government facilities on the court. These circumstances, again, are reflected in the text.


The two written judgments provide rich background information, serving  as annotations to the development of Zhang Hongbao's litigation into a prominent political case in America today.


As a reader, you can perceive, between the lines of these two documents, the ominous apparitions of the Chinese government's evil claws reaching into the American land in an attempt to continue its persecution of Zhang Hongbao. You will be able to understand that the fabricated evidence presented by the Chinese government to back up their allegations of Zhang Hongbao's "sex-related crimes" is actually used to carry out calumniation against Zhang as a retribution for his leading role in the "99.8 National Campaign." You can see clearly, in the difference between these two documents, the brutal and comic farce of the underhanded collaboration conducted between the Chinese government and certain people in the former U.S. authorities in their attempt to persecute Zhang Hongbao. You will realize, after reading these two documents, that the development of Zhang's litigation is actually a political battle between defamatory persecution and the resistance to persecution.


Fortunately, we are, after all, in America. The Chinese-style political persecution carried out against Zhang Hongbao will be impeded, step by step, by the sagacious people in America who persist in upholding the American ideals of human rights, humanitarian values and an objective and just legal system. Before the new Justice Department headed by the new Attorney General under President Bush's new administration, there have emerged a new route and a fresh opportunity for a fair and just resolution of Zhang Hongbao's case, for the people representing the main trend in America's political and judiciary circles have reached a consensus about Zhang's issue, and the high-level officials in the new Department of Justice will be  able to have a clear, unobstructed view of the right and wrong in Zhang Hongbao's case. It is very unlikely, therefore, that they will once again abandon their moral principles and continue along the wrong route that can only leads to further compromise of America's integrity.


People all over the world who are concerned with Zhang Hongbao's litigation will keep a close watch.


And it is why we need to peruse the two written judgments presented by the very judge who tried Zhang Hongbao's case.


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