Music arranged for arraignment
Updated: 2012-02-08 09:37
By Cao Yin (China Daily)
When bad guys end up in front of Zhao Peng, the Beijing prosecutor may give them more than a talking during their arraignment.
He may actually put on some tunes.
"I realized that music was vital for criminal defendants facing severe punishments, because everyone likes beautiful things and doesn't want others to take that away, even though he or she stands at the edge of life," Zhao said.
He added that the awkward atmosphere or situation during enquiries also can be melted by music.
"I'd like to be the man who opens the door of music for those wrongdoers and leaves the pure beauty of music to them."
Zhao, 31, a graduate of international economic law from China University of Political Science and Law, is a prosecutor in the No 1 branch of the capital's prosecuting authority.
His main work is to arraign criminal defendants waiting for sentences.
His use of "music therapy" started when he arraigned a robber in detention in 2007.
The arraigned man did not cooperate with Zhao because he was tired of enquiry procedures and showed his indifference to each question the prosecutor asked.
Zhao Peng, a Beijing prosecutor, says he would like to be the man who opens the door of music for those wrongdoers and leaves the pure beauty of music to them. Wang Jing / China Daily