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“709 Crackdown” Lawyers’ Case Update* (5 September 2015-11 September 2015)

 

“709 Crackdown” Lawyers’ Case Update*

(5 September 2015-11 September 2015)

*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 Wang Yu王宇律師: (1) Her lawyers went to Tianjin Public Security Bureau Hexi Branch investigation team to ask to meet with Wang. Police replied that since other lawyers are now involved in the case, Wang’s family should stop engaging the previous lawyers, after they have received the written notice, they will arrange to start the “meeting procedures” with Wang. (9.9.2015) (2) The Tianjin Public Security Bureau Hexi Branch replied to the information disclosure related to Tianjin massive bomb, “such information does not exist and does not belong category of government information disclosure.” (8.9.2015)
  • Lawyer Li Heping李和平律師: (1) His lawyers went to Tianjin Public Security Bureau Hexi Branch to ask to meet with Li, were rejected again on the grounds that suspicion of inciting subversion of state power. (2) Tianjin Public Security Bureau replied to Li’s wife information disclosure application about whether Li is effected by the Tianjin massive bomb, “such information does not exist and does not belong category of government information disclosure.” (8.9.2015)
  • Lawyer Wang Quanzhang王全璋律師: (1) His family and lawyers went to Tianjin Public Security Bureau Hexi Branch to ask to meet with Wang, to give him clothes, but were rejected. (9.9.2015) (2) Lawyers asked for the case facts, detained location, whether he was arrested officially, whether Wang has given written letter to his family, whether he needs clothes, books etc. The receptionist said that the written documents will be sent to Zhao Xu and staff, they will be notified by call concerning the other requests. (9.9.2015) (3) Lawyers were not allowed to meet him due to the suspicion of inciting subversion of state power. (8.9.2015) (4) Family was not allowed to give him any clothes. (10.9.2015)
  • Lawyer Xie Yang謝陽律師: His lawyers sent written legal opinion to Changsha Public Security Bureau, to arrange the officer-in-charge of the case to meet with the lawyers to talk about case facts and to arrange meeting with Xie. (10.9.2015)
  • Lawyer Xie Yuandong謝遠東律師: Family was allowed to give him clothes. (10.9.2015) (2) Lawyers went to Hexi Branch to ask to meet with Xie, but was rejected due to suspicion of inciting subversion of state power.

 

  • 9 Charged with crimes of endangering national security:①Wang Yu ②Wang Quanzhang ③Liu Sixin ④Sui Muqing ⑤Xie Yang ⑥Xie Yuandong ⑦Zhao Wei ⑧Gao Yue ⑨Bao Longjun
  • 7 Under residential surveillance at designated location①Wang Yu ②Sui Muqing ③Xie Yang ④Xie Yuandong ⑤Gao Yue ⑥Bao Longjun ⑦Wang Quanzhang
  • 2 Able to know the location of detention:①Liu Sixin ②Zhao Wei
  • 5 Notification received by family:①Sui Muqing ②Xie Yang ③Xie Yuandong ④Chen Taihe ⑤Gao Yue
  • 0 Allowed to meet with lawyers:0
  • Days of incommunicado41-64 days

 

  1. Wang Yu王宇
  • Identity: lawyer
  • Work Location/ Residence: Beijing (Fengrui)/ Beijing
  • Charges: inciting subversion of state power
  • Compulsory Criminal Measures: residential surveillance at designated residence
  • Handling authorities: Tianjin Public Security Bureau Hexi Branch
  • Detention Location: 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.
  • 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: 64 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, Li Weida
  • This week’s update: (1) Her lawyers went to Tianjin Public Security Bureau Hexi Branch investigation team to ask to meet with Wang. Police replied that since other lawyers are now involved in the case, Wang’s family should stop engaging the previous lawyers, after they have received the written notice, they will arrange to start the “meeting procedures” with Wang. (9.9.2015) (2) The Tianjin Public Security Bureau Hexi Branch replied to the information disclosure related to Tianjin massive bomb, “such information does not exist and does not belong category of government information disclosure.” (8.9.2015)

 

  1. Bao Longjun包龍軍
  • Identity: lawyer
  • Work Location/ Residence: Inner Mongolia / Beijing
  • Charges: 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: 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: 64 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: /

 

  1. Wang Quanzhang王全璋
  • Identity: lawyer
  • Work Location/ Residence: Beijing (Fengrui)/ Beijing
  • Charges: inciting subversion of state power, picking quarrels and provoking troubles
  • Compulsory Criminal Measures: Residential Surveillance
  • Handling authorities: Tianjin Public Security Bureau Hexi Branch
  • Detention 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: 63 days
  • Treatment of Family: his residence in Beijing was searched by the Beijing Police
  • Lawyers: Li Zhongwei, Xi Xiangdong
  • This Week’s Update: (1) His family and lawyers went to Tianjin Public Security Bureau Hexi Branch to ask to meet with Wang, to give him clothes, but were rejected. (9.9.2015) (2) Lawyers asked for the case facts, detained location, whether he was arrested officially, whether Wang has given written letter to his family, whether he needs clothes, books etc. The receptionist said that the written documents will be sent to Zhao Xu and staff, they will be notified by call concerning the other requests. (9.9.2015) (3) Lawyers were not allowed to meet him due to the suspicion of inciting subversion of state power. (8.9.2015) (4) Family was not allowed to give him any clothes. (10.9.2015)

 

  1. Liu Sixin劉四新
  • Identity: lawyer
  • Work Location/ Residence: Beijing (Fengrui)/ Beijing
  • Charges: endangering national security (specific charges unknown), picking quarrels and provoking troubles
  • Compulsory Criminal Measures: Criminal Detention
  • Handling authorities: Tianjin Public Security Bureau Hexi Branch
  • Detention Location: Tianjin Hexi Detention Centre
  • 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: 63 days
  • Treatment of Family:/
  • Lawyers: Wang Lei
  • This Week’s Update:/

 

  1. Li Heping李和平
  • Identity: lawyer
  • Work Location/ Residence: Beijing/ Beijing
  • Charges: unknown
  • Compulsory Criminal Measures: unknown
  • Handling authorities: unknown
  • Detention 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: 63 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: (1) His lawyers went to Tianjin Public Security Bureau Hexi Branch to ask to meet with Li, were rejected again on the grounds that suspicion of inciting subversion of state power. (2) Tianjin Public Security Bureau replied to Li’s wife information disclosure application about whether Li is effected by the Tianjin massive bomb, “such information does not exist and does not belong category of government information disclosure.” (8.9.2015)

 

  1. Xie Yanyi謝燕益
  • Identity: lawyer
  • Work Location/ Residence: Beijing / Beijing
  • Charges: unknown
  • Compulsory Criminal Measures: unknown
  • Handling authorities: unknown
  • Detention 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: 61 days
  • Treatment of Family:/
  • Lawyers: unknown
  • This Week’s Update: Family was allowed to give him clothes. (10.9.2015) (2) Lawyers went to Hexi Branch to ask to meet with Xie, but was rejected due to suspicion of inciting subversion of state power.
  1. Zhou Shifeng周世鋒
  • Identity: lawyer
  • Work Location/ Residence: Beijing (Fengrui) / Beijing
  • Charges: unknown
  • Compulsory Criminal Measures: criminal detention
  • Handling authorities: unknown
  • Detention 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: 63 days
  • Treatment of Family:/
  • Lawyers: Yang Jinzhu, Wang Shaoguang
  • This Week’s Update: /
  1. Huang Liqun黃力群
  • Identity: lawyer
  • Work Location/ Residence: Beijing (Fengrui) / Beijing
  • Charges: unknown
  • Compulsory Criminal Measures: criminal detention
  • Handling authorities: unknown
  • Detention 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: 63 days
  • Treatment of Family:/
  • Lawyers: unknown
  • This Week’s Update: /
  1. Sui Muqing隋牧青
  • Identity: lawyer
  • Work Location/ Residence: Guangdong/ Guangdong
  • Charges: inciting subversion of state power
  • Compulsory Criminal Measures: residential surveillance at designated residence
  • Handling authorities: Guangzhou Public Security Bureau
  • Detention 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: 63 days
  • Treatment of Family:/
  • Lawyers: Ran Ton, Liu Zhenqing
  • This Week’s Update: /
  1. Xie Yang謝陽
  1. Chen Taihe陳泰和 
  • Identity: professor, part time lawyer
  • Work Location/ Residence: Guangxi/ Guangxi
  • Charges: picking quarrels and provoking troubles
  • Compulsory Criminal Measures: criminal detention
  • Handling authorities: Guangxi Guilin Public Security Bureau
  • Detention Location: Currently unknown (previously at Guilin No.3 Detention Centre)
  • Did Family Receive Notice? : Yes
  • 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? : /
  • Communicate with outside world? :/
  • Allowed to change the compulsory criminal measure? :/
  • Incommunicado: 57 days
  • Treatment of Family: /
  • Lawyers: Wu Hui
  • This Week’s Update: /
  1. Li Chunfu李春富
  • Identity: lawyer, younger brother of Li Heping
  • Work Location/ Residence: Beijing/ Beijing
  • Charges: unknown
  • Compulsory Criminal Measures: unknown
  • Handling authorities: unknown
  • Detention 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: 41 days
  • Treatment of Family: His home was raided
  • Lawyers: Gao Chengcai
  • This Week’s Update: /
  1. Xie Yuandong謝遠東
  • Identity: trainee lawyer
  • Work Location/ Residence: Beijing (Fengrui)/ Beijing
  • Charges: inciting subversion of state power
  • Compulsory Criminal Measures: residential surveillance at designated residence
  • Handling authorities: Tianjin Public Security Bureau Hexi Branch
  • Detention 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: 63 days
  • Treatment of Family: /
  • Lawyers: Du Qingbo, Li Yongheng
  • This Week’s Update: /

 

  1. Li Shuyun李姝雲
  • Identity: lawyer, assistant of Zhou Shifeng
  • Work Location/ Residence: Beijing (Fengrui)/ Beijing
  • Charges: unknown
  • Compulsory Criminal Measures: unknown
  • Handling authorities: unknown
  • Detention 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: 63 days
  • Treatment of Family: /
  • Lawyers: unknown
  • This Week’s Update: /
  1. Zhao Wei趙威
  • Identity: Lawyer Li Heping’s assistant
  • Work Location/ Residence: Beijing/ Beijing
  • Charges: picking quarrels and provoking troubles, endangering national security (specific charges unknown)
  • Compulsory Criminal Measures: criminal detention
  • Handling authorities: Tianjin Public Security Bureau Hexi Branch
  • Detention Location: Tianjin Hexi Detention Centre
  • 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? :/
  • Incommunicado: 63 days
  • Lawyers: Ren Quanniu
  • This Week’s Update: /

 

  1. Gao Yue高月
  • Identity: Lawyer Li Heping’s assistant
  • Work Location/ Residence: Beijing/ Beijing
  • Charges: inciting subversion of state power
  • Compulsory Criminal Measures: residential surveillance at designated residence
  • Handling authorities: Tianjin Public Security Bureau Hexi Branch
  • Detention 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: 53 days
  • Treatment of Family: /
  • Lawyers: Wang Fei, Li Guobei
  • This Week’s Update: /

 

  1. Wang Fang王芳
  • Identity: Beijing Fengrui Law Firm Accountant
  • Work Location/ Residence: Beijing/ Beijing
  • Charges: unknown
  • Compulsory Criminal Measures: unknown
  • Handling authorities: unknown
  • Detention Location: unknown
  • Did Family Receive Notice? : unknown
  • Allowed to Meet with Lawyer? : unknown
  • Incommunicado: 63 days
  • Treatment of Family: unknown
  • Lawyers: unknown
  • This Week’s Update: /

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