Daily Character Yin Ruo-Bing reports
On May 23, Liu Zhonglin, who was wrongly convicted of intentional homicide for 28 years, submitted a “State Compensation Application” to the Compensation Committee of the Jilin Provincial Higher People’s Court. The Liaoyuan City Intermediate People's Court paid a total of RMB 16,674,199.96 in compensation for violations of personal liberty compensation, spiritual damage solatia, extortional expenses, and late treatment fees, and publicly apologized.
Liu Zhonglin told daily figures that this compensation application was mainly drawn up by a lawyer, and the specific amount was not clear to him. When talking about his current main demands, he still hopes that compensation can be determined as soon as possible.
Liu Zhonglin stated that compensation cannot be settled and that he will not be able to live a normal life. “I’m going to have no room now.” If there is no place to eat, there is no end to the food and clothing, and it is the result of this compensation.If you have to go out to work, you will have to come back for ten days and eight days to go to see a lawyer to deal with compensation. The lawyer is also good to me. He will let me come back and I will come back. The housing is also in rotation, renting a house and no money."
Liu Zhonglin. According to the "State Compensation Application", Liu Zhonglin requested the Jilin Province Liaoyuan Intermediate People's Court to pay him an infringement of personal freedom compensation 7874191.96 yuan, a mental damage solatium payment of 8 million yuan, and an outcry expenses of 500,000 yuan. The later treatment fee was 300,000 yuan, and the total amount of compensation amounted to 16,674,199.96 yuan. At the same time, Liu Zhonglin requested the Liaoyuan City Intermediate People’s Court to publicly apologize at national, provincial, and municipal media such as CCTV, People’s Daily, China Youth Daily, Sina.com, Xinhua.net, Jilin Daily, and Liaoyuan Daily. It restored its reputation to eliminate the negative impact of wrong judgments.
After retrial of the Liu Zhonglin case on April 20 this year, the Higher People's Court of Jilin Province found that the fact that Liu Zhonglin killed the victim Zheng Moumou in the original judgment was unclear, the evidence was insufficient, the crimes charged by the original public prosecution authorities could not be established, and Liu Zhonglin was declared innocent. .
Twenty-eight years ago, villagers in Huimin Village, Dongliao County, Jilin Province dug out a woman's body during the river reclamation. Liu Zhonglin in the same village was locked up as a major suspect. In detention in the detention centerAt the same time, Liu Zhonglin stated that he had been tortured by torture, resulting in the amputation of his thumb on his right leg and his permanent disability. On July 11, 1994, the case was convicted in the first instance and Liu Zhonglin was found guilty of intentional homicide and sentenced to death, suspended for two years and deprived of political rights for life. On August 8, 1995, the Higher People's Court of Jilin Province approved the death sentence.
Liu Zhonglin insisted on the appeal after the verdict was handed down. On March 28, 2012, the High Court of Jilin Province made a retrial decision.
In January 2016, Liu Zhonglin, who had actually served his sentence for nearly 25 years, was released from prison. According to media reports, Liu Zhonglin was detained for 9,218 days, and was the longest free defender in the recent cases of innocence.