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A Lawyer Writes…

The law doesn’t ban our presence at interrogations. But since nobody ever initiated it and asked for it, you just follow what others do, and don’t ask to be present.

– Zhang Yueming, Beijing based criminal lawyer on why lawyers are never present during criminal interrogations that often include torture as a way of securing a confession.

Quote/Unquote is an occasional column dedicated to gems from the Chinese press.

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