Law should bring justice to the dead
What really happened on that miserable night? Jiang’s roommate Liu disassociated herself from it and refused to meet with Jiang’s mother at first, leaving us in doubt about her behavior and respect for humanity.
The available facts make us believe that Liu did nothing to save Jiang from being murdered. She acted ruthlessly for not rescuing Jiang and refusing to meet with Jiang’s mother. After all, Jiang was her friend and her mother was desperate to know the truth with a bruised heart.
Recently, a Chinese online program released a video showing Jiang’s mother finally meeting with Liu. During the two hours’ meeting, Jiang’s mother accused Liu, saying she would not forgive her, while Liu cried and explained and almost collapsed under public pressure.
The meeting was like an interrogation of humanity under the pressure of public opinion.
In reality, the condemnation of social morality may upset some people, but such punishment should not be the end.
Criminal Law of the People’s Republic of China stipulates personal jurisdiction, territorial jurisdiction and protective jurisdiction.
While the murder suspect, also Liu’s ex-boyfriend, captured by Japanese police will be tried in Japan in accordance with the country’s laws, Liu should also be punished as well if she is found guilty of doing nothing to save her friend from being killed, as investigation is underway.
According to the Criminal Law, based on the relationship between Jiang and Liu, one has responsibility to save the other.
If one side did nothing, not even call the police, it would be seen as a deliberate act of indirectly leaving the other to die. This can lead to a prison sentence of three to 10 years.
According to the Penal Code of Japan, doing nothing to save someone from being killed can invite a prison sentence between three months and five years. And if it is confirmed that Jiang helped her friend for a just cause, she deserves a certain amount of compensation.
Morality is not everything. To face darkness inside humanity, judgment by law can leave the dead in peace and make the one alive stronger.