On June 9, 2020, in Qingyang, Gansu province of China, the appeal of a teacher, Wu Yonghou, was rejected and the original sentence was upheld, i.e. two years in prison for sexually assaulting his student, an underage girl Li Yiyi (pseudonym) who jumped off a building to her death in 2018, after several prior suicide attempts, due to mental depression caused by the sexual assault in 2016. The school has fired the teacher who, as part of the sentence, will also be barred from occupations involving minors such as teaching for 3 years after his release from the prison.
Despite the tragic death of the victim and no remorse shown from the perpetrator, a mere two-year sentence is given for a crime punishable for up to 15 years imprisonment. The girl’s parents are devastated that their pleading for justice in the past two years have fallen onto deaf ears and the perpetrator is scheduled to be released from prison on August 11, 2020. This injustice is yet another insult to the victim, a second blow to the victim’s family, and serious endangerment to other students.
This is by no means an isolated case, injustice of a much bigger magnitude and much more outrageous nature is common in all aspects of life in communist China. A society which does not protect its most vulnerable group, e.g. the children and the women, the sick and the elderly, is uncivilized regardless of its economic achievement. A country which does not duly protect its children has no future.
The root cause of all the injustice is that the CCP rules by law, not rules of law. Perpetrators with social connection or high status is above the law, and victims who belong to “the deplorable” class are insignificant thus dispensable.This case, once again, manifests the dire need for China to enact rule of law which is the building foundation of the New Federate State of China recently established by Mr. Miles Guo of the Whistleblower Movement.