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“709 Crackdown” Lawyers’ Case Update*(2015.09.19-2015.09.25)

 

“709 Crackdown” Lawyers’ Case Update*

(2015.09.19-2015.09.25)

*Note: Wang Yu and Bao Longjun was taken away on 9 July, the large scale nation-wide interviews of the lawyers began on 10 July, and thus it is also known as the “710 Crackdown”.

Weekly Update

  • Lawyer Liu Sixin刘四新:Tianjin Public Security Bureau Hexi Branch still refused to disclose the staff-in-charge of the case.

  • Lawyer Zhou Shifeng周世锋:The compulsory criminal measures is changed from criminal detention to residential surveillance at a designated location.

  • Lawyer Xie Yang谢阳:Xie could exchange letters with lawyers and family. (Xie Yang hopes his lawyers can maximize his legitimate rights and interests)

  • Gao Yue (Lawyer Li Heping’s assistant) 高月(李和平律师助理):Her defense lawyers filed complaint to Tianjin Hexi Procuratorate and Tianjin Procuratorate concerning the Tianjin Hexi Public Security Bureau’s violation of rights to information, communication, as well as related staff’s misconduct.

 

Weekly Statistics

  • 11 Charged with crimes of endangering national security:1. Wang Yu 2.Wang Quanzhang 3. Liu Sixin 4. Sui Muqing 5. Xie Yang 6. Xie Yuandong 7. Zhao Wei 8. Gao Yue 9. Bao Longjun 10. Zhang Kai 11. Chen Taihe

  • 12 Under residential surveillance at designated location1. Wang Yu 2. Sui Muqing 3. Xie Yang 4. Xie Yuandong 5.Gao Yue 6. Bao Longjun 7. Wang Quanzhang 8. Zhou Shifeng 9. Zhang Kai 10. Liu Sixin 11. Zhao Wei 12. Li Chunfu

  • 1 Able to know the location of detention: 1.Chen Taihe

  • 6 Notification received by family:1. Sui Muqing 2. Xie Yang 3. Xie Yuandong 4. Chen Taihe 5. Gao Yue 6. Zhang Kai

  • 0 Allowed to meet with lawyers:0

  • Days of incommunicado55 -78 days

 

1.Wang Yu王宇

  • Identity: lawyer

  • Work Location/ Residence: Beijing (Fengrui)/ Beijing

  • Alleged Offence: inciting subversion of state power

  • Compulsory Criminal Measures: residential surveillance at designated residence

  • Handling authorities: Tianjin Public Security Bureau Hexi Branch

  • Detention Location/Location of Residential Surveillance: unknown

  • Did Family Receive Notice? : No

  • Allowed to Meet with Lawyer? : No (Application to meet with Wang was sent on 12 August, did not receive reply)

  • Can the lawyers obtained information from the investigation body? : No.(The receptionist refused on the grounds that he is not in charge of the case and does not know the case

  • Communicate with outside world? No.

  • Allowed to change the compulsory criminal measure? No. (Already exceeded the 3 days written or verbal reply deadline required by law)

  • Incommunicado: 78 days

  • Treatment of Family: Her son Bao Mengmeng was summoned for 4 times and his passport was taken away so he could not leave the country for school; the police threatened him not to hire any lawyers for his parents.

  • Lawyers: Wen Donghai, Li Yuha

  • This week’s update:/

 

2.Bao Longjun包龙军

  • Identity: lawyer

  • Work Location/ Residence: Inner Mongolia / Beijing

  • Alleged Offence: inciting subversion of state power, picking quarrels and provoking troubles

  • Compulsory Criminal Measures: residential surveillance at designated residence

  • Handling authorities: Tianjin Public Security Bureau Hexi Branch

  • Detention Location/Residential Surveillance Location: unknown

  • Did Family Receive Notice? : No

  • Allowed to Meet with Lawyer? : No

  • Can the lawyers obtained information from the investigation body? : No. The receptionist refused on the grounds that he is not in charge of the case and does not know the case

  • Communicate with outside world? No.

  • Allowed to change the compulsory criminal measure? No

  • Incommunicado: 78 days

  • Treatment of Family: Her son Bao Mengmeng was summoned for 4 times and his passport was taken away so he could not leave the country for school; the police threatened him not to hire any lawyers for his parents.

  • Lawyers: Huang Hanzhong, Chen Yongfu

  • This week’s update: /

 

3.Wang Quanzhang王全璋

  • Identity: lawyer

  • Work Location/ Residence: Beijing (Fengrui)/ Beijing

  • Alleged Offence: inciting subversion of state power, picking quarrels and provoking troubles

  • Compulsory Criminal Measures: residential surveillance at designated residence

  • Handling authorities: Tianjin Public Security Bureau Hexi Branch

  • Detention Location/Residential Surveillance Location: unknown

  • Did Family Receive Notice? : No

  • Allowed to Meet with Lawyer? : No (Submitted application)

  • Can the lawyers obtained information from the investigation body? : / (Submitted letter to obtain case information)

  • Communicate with outside world? :/ (Letter already given to Zhao Xu to give to Wang)

  • Allowed to change the compulsory criminal measure? /

  • Incommunicado: 77 days

  • Treatment of Family: his residence in Beijing was searched by the Beijing Police

  • Lawyers: Li Zhongwei, Xi Xiangdong

  • This week’s update: /

 

4.Liu Sixin刘四新

  • Identity: ex-lawyer, Phd in law

  • Work Location/ Residence: Beijing (Fengrui)/ Beijing

  • Alleged Offence: inciting subversion of state power, picking quarrels and provoking troubles

  • Compulsory Criminal Measures: residential surveillance at designated residence

  • Handling authorities: Tianjin Public Security Bureau Hexi Branch (refused to disclosure staff-in-charge of case)

  • Detention Location/Residential Surveillance Location: unknown

  • Did Family Receive Notice? : No

  • Allowed to Meet with Lawyer? : No

  • Can the lawyers obtained information from the investigation body? : No

  • Communicate with outside world? : No

  • Allowed to change the compulsory criminal measure?: No

  • Incommunicado: 77 days

  • Treatment of Family:/

  • Lawyers: Wang Lei, Ge Wenxiu

  • This Week’s Update: Tianjin Public Security Bureau Hexi Branch still refused to disclose the staff-in-charge of the case.

 

5.Li Heping李和平

  • Identity: lawyer

  • Work Location/ Residence: Beijing/ Beijing

  • Alleged Offence: unknown

  • Compulsory Criminal Measures: unknown

  • Handling authorities: unknown  

  • Detention Location/Residential Surveillance Location: unknown

  • Did Family Receive Notice? : No

  • Allowed to Meet with Lawyer? : No

  • Can the lawyers obtained information from the investigation body? : No

  • Communicate with outside world? : No

  • Allowed to change the compulsory criminal measure?: No

  • Incommunicado: 77 days

  • Treatment of Family: Li Heping’s wife was summoned to be interview by the Tianjin Police and Beijing Police for 5 hours for suspicion of “picking quarrels and provoking troubles” because she posted articles about Li Heping online consecutively. (2) Li Heping’s wife sued 9 media agencies including People’s Daily for defamation, Haidian Court held that the case is inadmissible because Wang Qiaoling has no direct interest with the media reports. (3) Son and daughter were not allowed to leave the country.

  • Lawyers: Cai Ying, Ma Lianshun

  • This week’s update: /

 

6.Xie Yanyi谢燕益

  • Identity: lawyer

  • Work Location/ Residence: Beijing / Beijing

  • Alleged Offence: unknown

  • Compulsory Criminal Measures: unknown

  • Handling authorities: unknown

  • Detention Location/Residential Surveillance Location: unknown

  • Did Family Receive Notice? : No

  • Allowed to Meet with Lawyer? : No

  • Can the lawyers obtained information from the investigation body? : /

  • Communicate with outside world? :/

  • Allowed to change the compulsory criminal measure? :/

  • Incommunicado: 75 days

  • Treatment of Family:/

  • Lawyers: unknown

  • This Week’s Update: /

 

7.Zhou Shifeng周世锋

  • Identity: lawyer

  • Work Location/ Residence: Beijing (Fengrui) / Beijing

  • Alleged Offence: unknown

  • Compulsory Criminal Measures: criminal detention, was informed on 24that September that have been changed to residential surveillance at a designated location

  • Handling authorities: unknown

  • Detention Location/Residential Surveillance Location: unknown

  • Did Family Receive Notice? : No

  • Allowed to Meet with Lawyer? : No

  • Can the lawyers obtained information from the investigation body? : /

  • Communicate with outside world? :/

  • Allowed to change the compulsory criminal measure? :/

  • Incommunicado: 77 days

  • Treatment of Family:/

  • Lawyers: Wang Shaoguang

  • This Week’s Update: The compulsory criminal measures is changed from criminal detention to residential surveillance at a designated location.

 

8.Huang Liqun黄力群

  • Identity: lawyer

  • Work Location/ Residence: Beijing (Fengrui) / Beijing

  • Alleged Offence: unknown

  • Compulsory Criminal Measures: criminal detention

  • Handling authorities: unknown

  • Detention Location/Residential Surveillance Location: unknown

  • Did Family Receive Notice? : No

  • Allowed to Meet with Lawyer? : No

  • Can the lawyers obtained information from the investigation body? : /

  • Communicate with outside world? :/

  • Allowed to change the compulsory criminal measure? :/

  • Incommunicado: 77 days

  • Treatment of Family:/

  • Lawyers: unknown

  • This Week’s Update: /

 

9.Sui Muqing隋牧青

  • Identity: lawyer

  • Work Location/ Residence: Guangdong/ Guangdong

  • Alleged Offence: inciting subversion of state power

  • Compulsory Criminal Measures: residential surveillance at designated residence

  • Handling authorities: Guangzhou Public Security Bureau

  • Detention Location/Residential Surveillance Location: unknown

  • Did Family Receive Notice? : Yes

  • Allowed to Meet with Lawyer? : No (Lawyers submitted application, but no reply was received)

  • Can the lawyers obtained information from the investigation body? :No

  • Communicate with outside world? : No

  • Allowed to change the compulsory criminal measure? : No

  • Incommunicado: 77 days

  • Treatment of Family:/

  • Lawyers: Ran Ton, Liu Zhenqing

  • This Week’s Update: /

 

10.Xie Yang谢阳

  • Identity: lawyer

  • Work Location/ Residence: Hunan/ Hunan

  • Alleged Offence: inciting subversion of state power, disruption of court order

  • Compulsory Criminal Measures: residential surveillance at designated residence

  • Handling authorities: Changsha Public Security Bureau

  • Detention Location/Residential Surveillance Location: unknown

  • Did Family Receive Notice? : Yes

  • Allowed to Meet with Lawyer? : No

  • Can the lawyers obtained information from the investigation body? : No

  • Communicate with outside world? :

  • Communicate with outside world?Xie could exchange letters with lawyers and family. (Xie Yang hopes his lawyers can maximize his legitimate rights and interests)

  • Allowed to change the compulsory criminal measure? : No

  • Incommunicado: 76 days

  • Treatment of Family:/

  • Lawyers: Zhang Zhongshi, Liu Jinbin

  • This Week’s Update:Xie could exchange letters with lawyers and family. (Xie Yang hopes his lawyers can maximize his legitimate rights and interests)

 

11.Chen Taihe陈泰和

  • Identity: professor, part time lawyer

  • Work Location/ Residence: Guangxi/ Guangxi

  • Alleged Offence: picking quarrels and provoking troubles, inciting subversion of state power, official embezzlement (he was forced to tape a video admitting he is guilty)

  • Compulsory Criminal Measures: Changed from criminal detention to residential surveillance at home on 22 August (Police said that he cannot communicate with the outside world for a month)

  • Handling authorities: Guangxi Guilin Public Security Bureau

  • Detention Location/Residential Surveillance Location: At Chen’s home (previously at Guilin No.3 Detention Centre in the same cell with death penalty inmates)

  • Did Family Receive Notice? : No (Yes for previous criminal detention)

  • Allowed to Meet with Lawyer? : Currently not allowed (After the meeting with Chan on 16th July, Lawyer Tan Youngpei was not allow to meet Chan again.)

  • Can the lawyers obtained information from the investigation body? : No

  • Communicate with outside world? : No

  • Allowed to change the compulsory criminal measure? :/

  • Incommunicado: 71 days

  • Treatment of Family: (1) Che and his wife’s bank accounts and stock accounts were frozen; (2) his home was raided twice; (3) Chen’s wife was summoned by police who threatened to detain her

  • Lawyers: Ge Yongxi, Chen Yixuan

  • This Week’s Update: /

 

12.Li Chunfu李春富

  • Identity: lawyer, younger brother of Li Heping

  • Work Location/ Residence: Beijing/ Beijing

  • Alleged Offence: /

  • Compulsory Criminal Measures: Residential Surveillance at designated location

  • Handling authorities: /

  • Detention Location/Residential Surveillance Location: /

  • Did Family Receive Notice? : No

  • Allowed to Meet with Lawyer? : No

  • Can the lawyers obtained information from the investigation body? : /

  • Communicate with outside world? :/

  • Allowed to change the compulsory criminal measure? :/

  • Incommunicado: 55 days

  • Treatment of Family: His home was raided

  • Lawyers: Gao Chengcai, Xiong Dongmei

  • This Week’s Update: /

 

13.Xie Yuandong谢远东

  • Identity: trainee lawyer

  • Work Location/ Residence: Beijing (Fengrui)/ Beijing

  • Alleged Offence: inciting subversion of state power

  • Compulsory Criminal Measures: residential surveillance at designated residence

  • Handling authorities: Tianjin Public Security Bureau Hexi Branch

  • Detention Location/Residential Surveillance Location: unknown

  • Did Family Receive Notice? : Yes

  • Allowed to Meet with Lawyer? : No

  • Can the lawyers obtained information from the investigation body? : /

  • Communicate with outside world? :/

  • Allowed to change the compulsory criminal measure? :/

  • Incommunicado: 77 days

  • Treatment of Family: /

  • Lawyers: Du Qingbo, Li Yongheng

  • This Week’s Update: /

 

14.Li Shuyun李姝云

  • Identity: lawyer, assistant of Zhou Shifeng

  • Work Location/ Residence: Beijing (Fengrui)/ Beijing

  • Alleged Offence: unknown

  • Compulsory Criminal Measures: unknown

  • Handling authorities: unknown

  • Detention Location/Residential Surveillance Location: unknown

  • Did Family Receive Notice? : No

  • Allowed to Meet with Lawyer? : No

  • Can the lawyers obtained information from the investigation body? : /

  • Communicate with outside world? :/

  • Allowed to change the compulsory criminal measure? :/

  • Incommunicado: 77 days

  • Treatment of Family: /

  • Lawyers: unknown

  • This Week’s Update: /

 

15.Zhao Wei赵威

  • Identity: Lawyer Li Heping’s assistant

  • Work Location/ Residence: Beijing/ Beijing

  • Alleged Offence: picking quarrels and provoking troubles, inciting subversion of state power (17 Sept confirmed added)

  • Compulsory Criminal Measures: confirmed on 17 September, criminal detention changed to residential surveillance at designated location

  • Handling authorities: Tianjin Public Security Bureau Hexi Branch

  • Detention Location/Residential Surveillance Location: unknown

  • Did Family Receive Notice? : No

  • Allowed to Meet with Lawyer? : No (Application was returned by mail)

  • Can the lawyers obtained information from the investigation body? : /

  • Communicate with outside world? :/

  • Allowed to change the compulsory criminal measure? : No

  • Incommunicado: 77 days

  • Treatment of Family: /

  • Lawyers: Ren Quanniu, Yan Huafeng

  • This Week’s Update: /

 

16.Gao Yue 高月

  • Identity: Lawyer Li Heping’s assistant

  • Work Location/ Residence: Beijing/ Beijing

  • Alleged Offence: inciting subversion of state power

  • Compulsory Criminal Measures: residential surveillance at designated residence

  • Handling authorities: Tianjin Public Security Bureau Hexi Branch

  • Detention Location/Residential Surveillance Location: unknown

  • Did Family Receive Notice? : Yes

  • Allowed to Meet with Lawyer? : No

  • Can the lawyers obtained information from the investigation body? : No.

  • Communicate with outside world? : No. (After defense lawyer complained to Tianjin Hexi Branch Procuratorate, they were verbally told that “the acts of the Public Security Bureau was not illegal, the case may be related to state security, thus cannot communicate with Gao”)

  • Allowed to change the compulsory criminal measure? :/

  • Incommunicado: 67 days

  • Treatment of Family: /

  • Lawyers: Wang Fei, Li Guobei

  • This Week’s Update::Her defense lawyers filed complaint to Tianjin Hexi Procuratorate and Tianjin Procuratorate concerning the Tianjin Hexi Public Security Bureau’s violation of rights to information, communication, as well as related staff’s misconduct.

 

17.Wang Fang王芳

  • Identity: Beijing Fengrui Law Firm Accountant

  • Work Location/ Residence: Beijing/ Beijing

  • Alleged Offence: unknown

  • Compulsory Criminal Measures: unknown

  • Handling authorities: unknown

  • Detention Location/Residential Surveillance Location: unknown

  • Did Family Receive Notice? : unknown

  • Allowed to Meet with Lawyer? : unknown

  • Can the lawyers obtained information from the investigation body? : unknown

  • Communicate with outside world? : unknown

  • Allowed to change the compulsory criminal measure? : unknown

  • Incommunicado: 77 days

  • Treatment of Family: unknown

  • Lawyers: unknown

  • This Week’s Update: /

 

18.Zhang Kai张凯

  • Identity: lawyer

  • Work Location/ Residence: Beijing/ Beijing

  • Alleged Offence: gathering and disturbing social order, crime of stealing, spying, buying, and illegally providing state secrets and intelligence to entities outside of China

  • Compulsory Criminal Measures: residential surveillance at designated location

  • Handling authorities: Zhejiang Wenzhou Public Security Bureau

  • Detention Location/Residential Surveillance Location: unknown

  • Did Family Receive Notice? : yes

  • Allowed to Meet with Lawyer? : No

  • Can the lawyers obtained information from the investigation body? : No

  • Communicate with outside world? : No

  • Allowed to change the compulsory criminal measure? : No

  • Incommunicado: 31 days

  • Treatment of Family:/

  • Lawyers: Li Guisheng

  • This Week’s Update: /

 

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