Chongqing authorities plan to punish law enforcers linked to the use of torture to extract confessions during a sweeping triad crackdown initiated by former municipal Communist Party secretary Bo Xilai , according to former lawyer Li Zhuang .
“Relevant departments have urged Chongqing police officers who were involved in the extortion of evidence to report as soon as possible to the party what they did during the triad crackdown,” said Li, who was once jailed while representing a man later convicted of being a crime boss in the municipality.
He was speaking during an informal legal group discussion on Saturday night in Xian , the capital of Shaanxi province.
“In my opinion, it is no different from calling on those police officers to turn themselves in, though they do not put it that way,” he said.
Li was jailed and stripped of his licence to practise law after being…
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