“China is using forensic DNA, but had not been giving defendants even the basic information needed to understand or evaluate supposed DNA matches,” Hampikian stated in the article. “DNA reports – like all evidence – can be faked, exaggerated or misinterpreted. Without data, DNA is meaningless.”
Hampikian explained that it was a significant case in Chinese legal history because his team insisted on the DNA data used to convict them, which the state refused to provide. “The judges sided with us and freed them,” he said.