By China Watcher
The man responsible for disrupting peace (a public offence) at Cambridge is reported to be a German student by the name of Martin Jahnke who threw a shoe at the Chinese Prime Minister, Wen Jiabao, during his tour of Britain.
He is reported to be a researcher at the University. The Chinese Premier at his website mentioned that the British Court should not be too strict on the student. The offender should be given another chance as education is the best remedy for such outrageous behavior. I disagree with his opinion.
Showing no remorse, the accuser pleaded not guilty and the hearing has been fixed on 10 March 2009. He was given an unconditional bail.
If the British officials are serious about tackling this type of despicable behavior, they should terminate his student status and deport him back to Germany so that he could create no further trouble in Britain. Then again, these few Western nations embrace freedom of expression to the hilt (even to the extent of breaking the law) and I guess the incident will be let off with a small fine. It is of no surprise that moral decadence has already seeped into their societies.