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Teng Biao: A Testimony about My Testimony

The original Chinese article written by Teng Biao: 关于我的证言的证言 北京市一中院对刘晓波的刑事判决书里提到:“证人徐君亮、智效民、滕彪的证言证明:2008年11月至12月间,他们的电子邮箱先后接收到电子邮件《零八宪章》,不知是谁发给他们的,他们分别签名后将《零八宪章》发回了原邮箱。” 我不得不来说几句。 一、 《零八宪章》公布后几天内,北京市公安局传唤我,询问宪章签名的事情,他们最想知道的就是303人是如何协调行动的,背后有没有组织,这种思维非常可笑。 我谈了对08宪章的看法,大意是:宪法保障公民表达的自由,08宪章属于表达自由;它在很大程度反映了自由知识分子和民间的共识,不应该因言治罪。08宪 章不但没有任何社会危害性,反而有利于中国社会朝着健康的方向发展。签署过程,说的和判决书引用的一样。之后签了字。 二、看了判决书,感到很可笑,他们要证明什么?我提都没提到刘晓波,既证明不了刘晓波写了08宪章,也证明不了他给我发送了08宪章和征集我的签名。这份证言和案件无关。 三、我当时还提到,我提出了修改意见,比如去掉环境保护、社会保障等内容,减少条目,重点放在人权法治和政治构架上。我的意思是,你们抓晓波而不抓我就没道理,不只他一人参与起草;我也愿意承担与08宪章有关的法律责任。这些话,都在北京市公安局完整的笔录里。 四、刑事诉讼法第47条规定,“证人证言必须在法庭上经过公诉人、被害人和被告人、辩护人双方讯问、质证,听取各方证人的证言并且经过查实以后,才 能作为定案的根据。”最高人民法院《解释》第五十八条规定:“证据必须经过当庭出示、辨认、质证等法庭调查程序查证属实,否则不能作为定案的根据。”“对 于出庭作证的证人,必须在法庭上经过公诉人、被害人和被告人、辩护人等双方询问、质证,其证言经过审查确实的,才能作为定案的根据;未出庭证人的证言宣读 后经当庭查证属实的,可以作为定案的根据。”因此,引述我的证言而不让我出庭作证,是不能作为定案依据的。 五、其实,当局此种做法,并非想用我和他人的证言证明什么,而是他们惯用一种卑劣手段;他们想告诉公众的是:“你看,刘晓波的亲人、兄弟、战友都做 出了不利的证言,以此来混淆视听、制造矛盾、怨恨和分裂。这种事情,我代理刑事案件的过程中见得太多了。蔡卓华案,公安局在抓捕过程的记录里都说是某某亲 戚带着去找的。甘锦华案,故意混淆甘锦华妻子的证言所提到的事件,来暗示甘锦华有作案时间。胡佳案的判决书也提到我的证言,说我在海外的网站上看到了胡佳 的文章。他们想证明胡佳在海外发表了文章完全不需要这类证言,但就是要把我的证言掐头去尾,目的就是要让胡佳怨恨我,并企图在看到判决书的民众中隐隐约约 产生“滕彪人品不佳、没有骨气”的印象。嘿嘿,我都被气笑了。高瑜老师文中提到,“1993年审判我,安全局约我丈夫儿子谈话,让他们各写一份证言,说对 我会很有利,他们信以为真,各自为我做无罪证言。在要求之下还各自签了字。等判决书下来,竟然最后有一句话:‘有 xx证言为证。’一句证言未引。我丈夫气的去找预审吵架,已无任何作用。”当局公检法之龌龊荒唐,一至于此! 六、我没有在《“刘晓波一审判决书”证人严正声明》上面签字,至少和我自己有关的部分,《声明》与事实有所不符。我愿意相信是营救刘晓波心切,善意而为。 不过我觉得,目的不能证成手段,不能用谎言去回击谎言。我在广州市民抗议番禺垃圾焚烧项目时,和大家一起喊:“我们不要被代表!”这是喊给共产党听的,但 又何尝不是喊给争取自由的同仁们呢? 七、既然把我列为证人,检察院法院的同志就有义务传我出庭作证,在二审时候能够避免此一程序上的瑕疵,我强烈要求出庭,就我的证言接受控辩双方的质询。 八、但我不仅仅是证人。刘晓波如果犯了罪,我就是“共犯”。作为08宪章的首批联署人,如果你们认定08宪章有罪,我要求承担同样的罪责。如果签署 和传播08宪章构成煽动颠覆国家政权,我也签署了,也传播了,而且还会继续传播。我要求分担刘晓波先生的苦难,因为这等于分享他的光荣。站在你们的被告席 上,住在你们的监狱里,不是我的耻辱。 滕彪,2009年12月26日 The following is my … Continue reading

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China Says NO to Democratic Reforms

Christmas day of 2009 will be remembered in Chinese history as the day China’s ruling party openly and resolutely said “NO” to public demands for democratic reforms.  This was expressed in the form of a harsh jail sentence of 11 … Continue reading

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Charter 08 Signatories Called for the Release of Liu Xiaobo

A year ago, on 8 December 2008, Liu Xiaobo was detained on suspicion of inciting subversion of State power.  Hours later, Charter 08, a document that Liu helped to draft, was released online.  Charter 08, signed initially by 303 prominent … Continue reading

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Australian Writers Condemn China’s Censorship Attempt

The Sydney affiliate of International PEN issued a statement to condemn China’s latest attempt to force the organiser of the Melbourne Film Festival to remove The Ten Conditions of Love from its 2009 program.  Sydney PEN also appealed for the … Continue reading

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The Australian: On Liu Xiaobo

Today’s The Australian published Liu Xiaobo’s last interview with foreign press shortly before his arrest: China’s most famous dissident, the courtly, professorial Liu Xiaobo, 53, was taken by security officers from his home in Beijing last December and held incommunicado … Continue reading

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Green Leader Bob Brown Sought Australian Senate Support for Liu Xiaobo

Senator Bob Brown called on the Australian government to exert pressure on China regarding the formal arrest of Liu Xiaobo.  The following is an excerpt of the relevant sections from the Senate debate on Thursday June 25 between Brown and … Continue reading

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Petition for the Release of Liu Xiaobo

I mentioned in yesterday’s post that a group of Chinese intellectuals have signed a petition for the release of Liu Xiaobo.  I’ve also learnt today that some Tibetan community leaders are appealing to members of their communities in China and … Continue reading

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Liu Xiaobo’s First Meeting with his Lawyer

Liu Xiaobo was eventually allowed to meet with his lawyer.  Liu’s lawyer Shang Baojun said that the meeting took place at around 3.15pm on 26 June at the Beijing Number 1 Detention Centre.   It lasted for approximately 40 minutes. Shang … Continue reading

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Liu Xiaobo Met with His Wife

Liu Xiaobo’s wife Liu Xia 刘霞 was granted a short visit to her husband in custody on 1 January 2009, according to Liu’s lawyer Mo Shaoping 莫少平 in an interview with Radio Free Asia.  Liu has been detained since 12 … Continue reading

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More Charter 08 Casualties: Bullog Purged, Ran Yunfei Suspended

Bullog 牛博网, a progressive blog portal, becomes the next victim of a purge that has swept across the blogosphere in China since the release of Charter 08.  As a result, Bullog lost two of its most popular bloggers: Ran Yunfei … Continue reading

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