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China: Netizen Juries Fighting For Justice

Wenbin in V360 posts a report about an injustice prosecution (zh): a young person (Pan Yue) helped bringing an old lady who fell down in the bus stop to a hospital in Nov 2006 in Nanjing. It turned out that the hospital fee was huge (RMB40,000) and the old lady's son decided to sue this young person for the cost. However, netizens later found out that the son is actually a local police.

Even though local media has exposed much faked evidence presented by the local police station, the court had ruled in favor of the old lady's family in early September. The judge commented that Pan Yue should chase after the person who knocked down the old lady rather than helping her. The netizens were outraged by such ridiculous ruling and continued to challenge the injustice legal system in the Internet. The story has been picked up by local and national media and now becomes a national incident.

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