(芝加哥時報/快訊) 五位曾經在美遭到错误起诉的華裔教授学者–陈霞芬、郗小星博士、王擎博士、胡安明博士與陈刚博士聯合投書本報共同呼吁在美華人支持陶丰教授所受到的不當指控與歧視, 全文下:
请大家立即通过 https://www.gofundme.com/f/Legal-Defense-Fund-for-Franklin-Tao 向陶教授的法律辩护基金捐款。如果一个人得不到正义，那所有的人也得不到正义。
Dear Fellow Citizens and Residents,
University of Kansas professor Franklin Tao needs your help!
Professor Tao was charged by the federal government under the now-defunct China Initiative for something he insists he did not do, and no one would have been charged for it were it not related to China. Right now, he is standing trial at a federal district court in Kansas City.
Like Professor Tao, we were once prosecuted by our own government. The charges were either later dropped by the government or rejected by a judge because they were false. The nightmarish experiences ruined our lives and the lives of our families. They happened only because the DOJ thinks we are spies for China since that’s where we came from.
Whatever the outcome of Professor Tao’s trial is, we want to see justice being served, which cannot happen if the defendant does not have enough money to pay for the defense. We can never forget our anguish of not knowing how to find hundreds of thousand of dollars to pay for the legal fees despite knowing that we were innocent.
Professor Tao’s case has lasted for two and a half years. His family is in a crushing debt. We know some cases when people pleaded guilty not because they thought it was fair or they were guilty, but because they did not have the money to fight on. Professor Tao has chosen not to do this, and we should help him in his fight for justice.
Please donate NOW to Professor Tao’s legal defense fund at https://www.gofundme.com/f/Legal-Defense-Fund-for-Franklin-Tao. If justice is not served for one, it is not served for us all.
Dr. Xiaoxing Xi
Dr. Qing Wang
Dr. Anming Hu
Dr. Gang Chen