China News Service, January 25. The website of the Supreme People's Procuratorate today published the "Opinions of the Supreme People's Procuratorate on Giving Full Play to Procuratorial Functions to Serve and Ensure the Ecological Protection and High-quality Development of the Yellow River Basin" (hereinafter referred to as the "Opinions"). The "Opinions" pointed out that, Severely crack down on the crimes of underworld forces strongly reflected by the people in the areas along the Yellow River, dig deep into the "relationship network" and "protective umbrella" behind the problem of damaging the environmental resources of the Yellow River, and focus on improving the quality and efficiency of case handling.

Data map: The autumn colors of the Yellow River in Ruoergai.

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  The "Opinions" pointed out that crimes that damage the safety and environmental resources of the Yellow River will be severely punished in accordance with the law, forming a strong legal deterrent.

Conscientiously perform the functions of arresting and prosecuting, and with a "zero tolerance" attitude, resolutely punish crimes that endanger river safety, such as illegal sand mining, damage to water and soil conservation, as well as environmental pollution, illegal logging, tidal flat reclamation, illegal occupation of grassland, forest land, and other crimes. Illegal fishing, hunting and other crimes that destroy environmental resources.

  Strengthen cooperation with the Commission for Discipline Inspection and Supervision, and carefully review and handle cases of corruption, bribery, and dereliction of duty by state staff in the process of Yellow River safety, water resources protection, environmental pollution prevention, and environmental supervision.

Pay attention to discovering the clues of duty-related crimes behind environmental resource cases, transfer them to investigation in a timely manner, and promote the performance of duties in accordance with the law.

  The "Opinions" mentioned that the supervision of litigation activities in criminal cases involving the Yellow River Basin should be strengthened to maintain the rigidity and authority of the legal system.

Regularly carry out special case-filing supervision for crimes that damage the safety of the Yellow River and environmental resources, urge administrative organs to transfer suspected criminal cases in a timely manner, supervise investigation organs to file and investigate cases in a timely manner, and effectively prevent and correct cases that are not filed, not prosecuted, substitute punishment for punishment, and downgrade processing And other issues.

Strengthen the supervision of criminal investigation activities in environmental resource cases, guide investigation and evidence collection, and effectively solve the problems of untimely and illegal collection of fixed evidence and low quality of investigation.

Strengthen the supervision of criminal trials, and lodge protests against judgments and rulings that are wrong in fact-finding, wrong in characterization, or obviously inappropriate in sentencing, and prevent crimes of inappropriate sentencing and punishment in criminal cases involving environmental resources.

  The "Opinions" require that the special action of "working together to clear the four chaos and protect the mother river" will be carried out in depth, and the bottom line of the Yellow River will be adhered to.

Strengthen the cooperation and cooperation with the river chief offices and water conservancy departments of the nine provinces (districts) along the Yellow River, and promote the normalization and standardization of the action of "working together to clear the four chaos and protect the mother river".

Expand the scope of joint rectification from the "four chaos" problems of random occupation, mining, piles, and construction to other rivers and lakes to control chaos, comprehensively play the role of various procuratorial functions, ensure the comprehensive improvement and management of rivers and tidal flats, and ensure that people The safety of people's lives and property.

  The "Opinions" emphasized that we should further promote the normalization of anti-criminal and evil, and purify the social ecology of high-quality development.

Severely crack down on the crimes of underworld forces strongly reflected by the people in the areas along the Yellow River, dig deep into the "relationship network" and "protective umbrella" behind the problem of damaging the environmental resources of the Yellow River, and focus on improving the quality and efficiency of case handling.

Clues of cases involving abuse of power, exchange of interests, accepting bribes and other violations of laws and disciplines discovered during the performance of procuratorial functions shall be transferred to the discipline inspection and supervision organs in a timely manner in accordance with the law.

Adhere to the simultaneous implementation of crackdown, construction and governance, and focus on key industries such as mineral resources, construction projects, transportation, commercial markets, and illegal lending in the Yellow River Basin where crime-related crimes are prone to occur. To help industry authorities and grass-roots organizations research and improve countermeasures for crime-related crimes.

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