The Higher People’s Court in Shandong rejected an appeal on Friday by Bo Xilai, the former Communist Party boss in Chongqing who was convicted last month of bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power. While that expected decision likely ends the legal drama surrounding Bo himself, many of those he attacked in Chongqing are still waiting for closure.
Gross illegalities allegedly committed by the Chongqing police during the so-called “Smash the Black” campaigns ordered by Bo Xilai have yet to be reviewed or reopened. Some of the victims of the police actions, which supposedly targeted organized crime between 2007 and 2012, are now demanding compensation for their illegal punishment.
While digging through the mountain of claims will not be an easy task, it presents the Chinese leadership with an opportunity to demonstrate to police, prosecutors and courts nationwide that illegalities committed in the course of criminal prosecutions will not be tolerated.'via Blog this'