Daily Archives: 20/04/2016

China:Chinese lawyer arrested for joking about the Panama Papers

Chinese lawyer arrested for joking about the Panama Papers

Last Thursday, the Chinese lawyer Ge Yongxi posted a satirical photomontage about the Panama Papers on the Wechat messaging service. A few hours later, he was arrested. The image depicts the three Chinese leaders Deng Xiaoping, Jiang Zemin, and Xi Jinping wading through the Panama Canal. It is a reference to a phrase Deng once used to describe his reform policy, about the need to “cross the river by feeling the way from stone to stone”. Deng, on the far right of the picture, says that the Canal is very deep. On the left, Jiang is concerned that they could drown, but Xi tells him not to worry because he has a “brother-in-law”. In China, the term has been used online since 2012 as a code word for the dubious relationships between power and capital. At the time, the secret fortune of Deng Jiagui, who is married to the party leader Xi Jinping’s older sister, was exposed for the first time. Brother-in-law Deng appears in the Panama Papers as the owner of a shell company, as do the relatives of eight current or former members of political office. For this reason, the revelations have been censored from China’s networks. Following Ge Yongxi’s arrest, SZ spoke to his lawyer, Chen Jinxue.

SZ: When was Ge Yongxi arrested?

http://panamapapers.sueddeutsche.de/articles/5715d089a1bb8d3c3495bc14/

France: Toulouse : les avocats déposent plainte pour violences policières

le 23 octobre, 2015

Les avocats devant le commissariat de Toulouse. © Laurence Boffet/France 3 Midi-Pyrénées

Dix-sept avocats blessés jeudi lors d’un affrontement avec les forces de l’ordre annoncent leur intention de porter plainte vendredi après-midi. Les syndicats de police, de leur côté, répliquent que la loi s’applique à tous et que les policiers ont obéi aux instructions de leur hiérarchie.

Ils ne désarment pas…
Les avocats, très choqués après leur altercation avec les forces de l’ordre, jeudi, devant le tribunal de Toulouse, ont décidé de ne pas en rester là. Les policiers en effet les ontdélogés, en faisant usage notamment de gaz lacrymogène.
Dix-sept d’entre eux, qui ont été blessés, ont porté plainte, vendredi, accompagnés par une centaine de leurs collègues.
Demain, le bâtonnier de Toulouse va déposer une nouvelle plainte auprès du Procureur de la République, et ce au nom du barreau pour qu’une enquête soit menée par l’inspection des services.

http://france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr/midi-pyrenees/haute-garonne/toulouse/toulouse-les-avocats-deposent-plainte-pour-violences-policieres-836071.html