BEIJING, Feb. 18 (Xinhua) -- A committee for the protection of the rights and interests of judges, under the China's Judges Association, has called for the protection of judges' safety, while condemning acts that hurt judges.
The committee made the remarks in a statement Saturday following the case of a judge in eastern China's Jiangsu Province being hit by a car and stabbed multiple times by the driver on Friday.
The suspect, currently held by police, was believed to be disgruntled with a court ruling in a debt dispute.
Initially the judge experienced hemorrhagic shock, but is now out of life-threatening danger, according to the statement.
The committee extended its concern to the judge and his family, expressing condemnation and anger over acts that hurt judges.
It urged the country's courts to set up committees to protect judges, evaluate risks faced by judges and their families, and provide assistance and relief for them.
The committee also called on society to ensure judges are able to exert their judicial duties in accordance to law and uphold judiciary authority.