The third policeman in Anhui who made an unjust case by torture to extract a confession from the anti-corruption chief’s brother was sentenced. Victim:I waited 19 years for this day
On the morning of November 20th, Fuyang, Anhui, the original policemen Yang Huajie, Wu Qihu, and Fuyang Taihe County Public Security Bureau The policeman Zhang Zheng’s torture torture a confession case was held in the People’s Court of Dongzhi County, Chizhou City to pronounce the verdict.
The verdict shows that the defendant Yang Huajie was sentenced to two years and six months imprisonment for the crime of extorting a confession by torture, as well as sixteen years imprisonment for his previous crime (crime of bribery) and confiscated personal property RMB 20 Ten thousand yuan. He was punished for several crimes and decided to carry out a fixed-term imprisonment of 18 years, and was sentenced to confiscation of RMB 200,000 of personal property.
The defendant Wu Qihu committed the crime of extorting a confession by torture and was sentenced to two years in prison; the defendant Zhang Zheng committed the crime of extorting a confession by torture and was sentenced to ten months in prison, and his previous crimes (corruption and acceptance of bribes, crimes of favoritism) He was sentenced to a fixed-term imprisonment of one year and ten months, and a fine of RMB 100,000. He was punished for several crimes and was sentenced to two years and six months of imprisonment with a fine of RMB 100,000.
According to Red Star News previously reported that late at night on February 27, 2001, a gang broke into a public security hospital in Taihe County, Fuyang, Anhui. Li Jinkui, then deputy director of the Anti-Corruption Bureau of the Taihe County Procuratorate of Fuyang City, was accused of being the”protective umbrella” of the case, and his younger brother Li Jinquan and several people were identified as the”true perpetrators” of the case. Li Jinquan and Li Jinkui were each sentenced to 1.5 years in prison for the crimes of intentional injury and illegal possession of guns.
Because of dissatisfaction with the sentence, Li Jinquan continued to appeal, but they were all rejected. Until April 2019, the 14th Central Supervisory Team of the Central Anti-triads and Evils was stationed in Anhui. Based on the clues provided by Li Jinkui and others, the supervision team decided to restart the investigation of the case and finally determined that the real culprit was someone else. In December of the same year, the Anqing Intermediate Court retrialed the case, and on December 30, the Anqing Intermediate Court commuted Li Jinquan innocent.
After being acquitted, the Li Jinkui brothers complained and accused through different channels, demanding that the investigators be held accountable. In the first half of this year, four case handlers, Yang Huajie, Wu Qihu, Zhang Zheng, and Guo Taifeng, were successively detained on suspicion of extorting a confession by torture, and the Chizhou City Procuratorate approved their arrest.
In July this year, the case was investigated by the Chizhou City Procuratorate and transferred to Dongzhi County Procuratorate for review and prosecution. Among them, Guo Taifeng was not prosecuted by the prosecutor because of”minor circumstances, pleaded guilty and punished”. On November 4, the case of Yang Huajie, Wu Qihu, and Zhang Zheng involved in torture to extract a confession was heard in Dongzhi County People’s Court.
The judgment shows that the court held that the defendants Yang Huajie, Wu Qihu, and Zhang Zheng were investigating the case of deliberate injury to Li Jinquan in Taihe County and beat Li Jinquan, Guo Wei and other persons involved. Threats, illegal use of equipment, restriction of diet, restriction of rest and other methods of corporal torture or disguised corporal torture to extract confessions, forcing Li Jinquan, Guo Wei and others to make guilty confessions against the facts and wishes, resulting in a wrong case, and their behavior has constituted the crime of torture. .
The crime charged by the public prosecution agency was established. The defendants Yang Huajie and Wu Qihu played the main role in this case and were the principal offenders; the defendant Zhang Zheng was the second in this case To be effective, is an accessory. The defendant, Yang Huajie, had no objection to the facts of the crime charged in the indictment in court. He voluntarily pleaded guilty and could be given a lighter punishment according to law. The defendants, Wu Qihu and Zhang Zheng, truthfully confessed the facts of the crime after they came back to the case. They confessed their crimes and confessed their guilt voluntarily. They may be given a lighter punishment in accordance with the law. According to relevant laws and regulations, this judgment was made.
People at the court hearing told Red Star News that the three said that they would not appeal in court.
The victim of the case, Zhang He’s wife and former Fuyang City People’s Congress representative Tao Xiaoxia, told the Red Star News reporter that she was very excited to see the three being sentenced, “We have waited for this day for 19 years. The anti-evil supervision team and the police officers of the Anhui Provincial Procuratorate.”
Li Jinkui and others said that they will continue to hold accountable for other persons involved in the case involved in torture to extract confessions.
Red Star News reporter Li Wentao
Editor Guo Yu