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Complaint by Lawyer Cheng Hai about the Venue of His Administrative Hearing

August 31, 2014

In 2014, lawyer Cheng Hai defended New Citizens Movement activist Ding Jiaxi, who was prosecuted for calling for the disclosure of officials’ assets and education equality. During Ding’s trial, Cheng Hai withdrew from court to protest what he alleged as serious procedural violations. He subsequently filed complaints with relevant authorities. On August 22, 2014, Cheng received a notice from the Changping District Judicial Administration Bureau in Beijing informing him that the bureau planned to administratively suspend his license to practice for one year. The reason given for the suspension was that Cheng had “disrupted court order during a trial” and “interfered in the normal functioning of prosecutorial activities" when he was defending Ding Jiaxi. Cheng requested and was granted a hearing, scheduled for September 5, 2014.

In this statement, "Objections to the Venue of the Administrative Punishment Hearing," Cheng challenges the propriety of the location of the hearing, the Sunshine Halfway Home in Changping District, Beijing, an agency that provides temporary education, training, and other services to citizens reentering society after their release from prison or extrajudicial detention centers. Cheng states that, “Arranging the hearing at such a place is a clear example of the judicial bureau’s abuse of power, an insult to my dignity, and in violation of Article 12 of the Civil Service Law and other regulations.” He requests the Changping District Judicial Administration Bureau to change the location of the hearing, in accordance with the law, and to hold the hearing within the bureau’s offices.


 

行政处罚听证场所异议书

程海

北京市昌平区司法局:

2014年1月27日我担任丁家喜律师要求官员财产公开、教育公平被控聚众扰乱公共场所秩序罪辩护律师,因海淀区的法院和检察院一系列违法,限制剥夺辩护权,无法有效维护被告人合法权益,我退庭投诉控告,进行辩护救济。你局在我要求保障律师执业权求助后,不仅不保障律师合法权益,却助纣为虐以我扰乱法庭秩序为由拟给我停止执业一年的行政处罚。2014年8月27日,你局送达行政处罚听证会通知书[昌司听通字(2014)1号],听证时间为9月5日9时,地点为“北京昌平区阳光中途之家”。经查“昌平区司法局阳光中途之家网”职责介绍,“阳光中途之家是为社区服刑人员和刑释解教人员提供教育、培训、临时安置等服务,帮助他们克服困难、提高适应社会能力,预防和减少重新违法犯罪的承担公益职能的事业机构。

“承担着对社区服刑人员进行集中教育、为有需求的社区服刑人员;刑释解教人员提供社会适应指导;为有需求的社区服刑人员;刑释解教人员提供心理咨询和心理辅导三项基本功能。

“承担着为无家可归、无亲可投、无生活来源的社区服刑人员、刑释解教人员的提供临时安置;为社区服刑人员、刑释解教人员提供就业帮助;为社区服刑人员提供公益劳动项目三项辅助功能。”

对我拟行政处罚的听证是你局正常工作,应当安排在你局办公场所举行,办公楼有一百多人的大会议室,完全可以满足听证需要。现舍近求远,安排在和听证无关的阳光中途之家举行,完全没有必要;且我不属于“社区服刑人员和刑释解教人员”,安排在该地听证,是明显的滥用职权,是对我人格侮辱,违反公务员法第十二条等规定。请依法变更到你局办公场所举行听证。另外,8月29日我到你局查看1月27日庭审证据光盘时,法制科接待工作人员蔡青态度恶劣,请给予批评教育,责令其赔礼道歉。

被听证人程海:

2014年8月31日

 

附件:本律师丁家喜案二审辩护词《丁家喜等人要求官员财产公开、教育公平是正当行为,依法无罪:控告北京法官张坤、范君、覃波,检察官庄伟、周健辉、赵鹏,警察李赫、吕爱民等125人涉嫌徇私枉法、玩忽职守、滥用职权罪》19页。

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