On June 3, 2010, www.21ccom.net reprinted an article from http://www.taosl.net/ called, “Many Cases of Injustice Caused by ‘The Superiority of the Party above the Law’" by Du Guang.
According to the article, torture and forced confessions provided the basis for the wrongful imprisonment of Zhao Zuohai , but they are not the major reason of the miscarriage of justice. Guangzhou Daily reported on May 16 that the prosecutor found a lot of suspicious points and was reluctant to prosecute Zhao in 1999. In 2002, the Shangqiu City CPC Central Committee Political and Law Commission decided to "prosecute Zhao within 20 days." The prosecutor did not dare to defy the Party Committee’s decision and had to submit the case to the court, which also found problems and thus only sentenced Zhao to “death with reprieve”.
[1.] Editor Note: Zhao Zuohai was tortured and imprisoned for 11 years for a murder he did not commit. Earlier this year the alleged "victim" turned up alive.
Source: www.21ccom.net, June 3, 2010