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“709 Crackdown” Lawyers and Activists’ Case Update*(2015.10.16-2015.10.23)

*Note: Wang Yu and Bao Longjun was taken away on 9 July, and the large scale nation-wide interviews of the lawyers began on 10 July, and thus it is also known as the “710 Crackdown”. Only including lawyers and activists currently being criminally detained, under residential surveillance, or enforced disappearance. Also included cases that are closely related to “709 crackdown” such as Wu Gan and Zhai Yanmin, who were arrested before 9th July 2015.    

Weekly Statistics

  • Total number: 36 persons (15 lawyers, 4 lawyers’ assistants, 1 law firm staff, and 16 human rights activists)

  • Under residential surveillance at designated location: 24 persons

  • Enforced disappearance: 5 persons

  • Criminal detention/arrest: 4 persons

  • Criminal compulsory measure unclear: 2 persons

  • Residential surveillance (at home): 1 person

  • Charged with crimes of endangering national security24 persons

  • Able to know the location of detention: 3 persons

  • Notification received by family: 14 persons

  • Allowed to meet with lawyers: 2 person

  • Allowed to communicate with outside: 1 person

  • Defense lawyers able to obtain information from the investigation body: 0

  • Days of incommunicado17 - 156 days

 

Weekly Update

  • Lawyer Wang Quanzhang 王全璋律师:Wang’s lawyers made a complaint to the Procuratorate on 16th October and on the same day they again made written requests to the Tianjin Public Security Bureau Hexi Branch for meeting with Wang and being informed of case information, and asked to give a second letter to Wang.

  • Lawyer Zhang Kai张凯律师: (1) In the early morning of 17th October, the Wenzhou Police searched Zhang Kai’s home in Beijing, and they also required Zhang Kai’s sister Zhang Yan to the local police station for interrogation before they left. (2) Zhang Kai’s family were warned not to release any information about this case online.

  • Zhao Wei赵威: October 20th was Zhao Wei’s birthday. On that day her mother made requests to the Tianjin Hexi Detention Center for meeting with Zhao and giving her clothes, but denied.

  • Liu Peng: On October 22th, Liu’s defense lawyers received an decision made by the Wenzhou Public Security Bureau which denied the lawyers’ request to meet with Liu.

  • Liu Yongping刘永平: On October 20th, the defense lawyer visited the Tianjin Public Security Bureau Hexi Branch to make enquires about the case. The Police relied that Liu was not allowed to meet with the lawyer because he was involved in crime of inciting subversion of state power.

  • Xing Qingxian幸清贤: (1) On October 21th, lawyer Ran Tong visited the Xing’anmeng Public Security Bureau, Ulanhot, Inner Mongolia, to make enquires about the whereabouts of Xing. However, the police replied that this case was under the instruction of the Ministry of Public Security and it had ordered the Xing’anmeng PSB to transfer the case to the Tianjin Police. (2) On October 23th, the defense lawyer visited Tianjin PSB Hexin Detention Center to make enquiries about the case but was told that “Xing was not here”. Then the lawyer went to the investigation department but was told that “no information of the case could be found.”

  • Tang Zhishun 唐志顺:On October 23th, the defense lawyer visited Tianjin PSB Hexin Detention Center to make enquiries about the case but was told that “Xing was not here”. Then the lawyer went to the investigation department but was told that “no information of the case could be found.”

  • Wu Gan吴淦: (1) On October 22th, the defense lawyer Yan again visited the Simin PSB to ask for the location of detention and the police replied that “we shall follow the law”. (2) On the same day, lawyer Yan again submitted an application for meeting with his client to the Simin PSB.

 

1.Wang Yu (F) 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 (Defense lawyer requested to meet with Wang on 21 September 2015, but denied again by Tianjin Public Security Bureau Hexi Branch. On 28th September 2015, Wen Donghai received the call from the Procuratorate that they have accepted the complaint.)

  • 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 (Investigation team leader Zhao Xu said they have already delivered the letter that defense lawyer Li Yuhan sent to Wang Yu to the task force, however it has been over 1 month now, they did not receive any reply.)

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

  • Incommunicado: 106 days

  • Treatment of Family: (1) 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. (2) Her 16-uear-old son Bao Zhuoxuan was takean away on 6th October at Room 8348 of Huadu Guest House in Mengla City at the border of Myanmar and Yunan. He was incommunicado for 6 days, on 12th October, he was confirmed to be under house arrest at his grandmother’s home in Inner Mongolila. (3) Reporter from Sydney Morning Herald went to visit Bao Zhouxuan but was in vain, the Inner Mongolia took him to the police station, detained for 7 hours and was sent back to Beijing afterwards.

  • Lawyers: Wen Donghai, Li Yuhan

  • 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 (Hexi Public Security Bureau Police Supervision Department and the Bureau for Letters and Calls both refused to take up the complaint. The person-in-charge at the Bureau for Letters and Calls said that “The problem of this case is not one that can be replied by the Hexi Public Security Branch.”)

  • 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: 106 days

  • Treatment of Family: same as Wang Yu

  • 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 twice)

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

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

  • Allowed to change the compulsory criminal measure? /

  • Incommunicado: 105 days

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

  • Lawyers: Li Zhongwei, Xi Xiangdong

  • This week’s update: Wang’s lawyers made a complaint to the Procuratorate on 16th October and on the same day they again made written requests to the Tianjin Public Security Bureau Hexi Branch for meeting with Wang and being informed of case information, and asked to give a second letter to Wang.

 

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 disclose 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: 105 days

  • Treatment of Family: /

  • Lawyers: Wang Lei, Ge Wenxiu

  • This Week’s Update: /

 

5.Li Heping李和平

  • Identity: lawyer

  • Work Location/ Residence: Beijing/ Beijing

  • Alleged Offence: unknown

  • Compulsory Criminal Measures: unknown

  • Handling authorities: Tianjin Public Security Bureau Hexi Branch (On 10th October 2015, defense lawyer Ma Lianshun went to Tianjin Public Security Bureau Hexi Branch Investigation Team to ask about the facts of the case, the compulsory criminal measures, the staff in charge of the case, and asked to meet with Li. However, the investigation team leader Zhao Xu said “I don’t know. The case was taken up by all the departments in the branch, most of the departments are in the branch. They know more information than us, you better go and ask them.” However, other departments of Hexi Branch refused to answer questions from the lawyers.)

  • Detention Location/Residential Surveillance Location: unknown

  • Did Family Receive Notice? : No

  • Allowed to Meet with Lawyer? : No (family and lawyers complained many times about the Tianjin police who has taken Li away illegally and the investigation is secret, but in vain)

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

  • Communicate with outside world? : No (Li’s defense lawyer Ma wrote a letter to Li and asked Zhao Xu to give it to Li on 10th October.)

  • Allowed to change the compulsory criminal measure?: No

  • Incommunicado: 105 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. (4) His brother was secretly detained.

  • 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: 103 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: inciting subversion of state power

  • 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: 105 days

  • Treatment of Family/law firm: Since Zhao and his staff in Fengrui Law Firm were taken away on 10 July 2015, all the lawyers in the firm have almost stopped business for about 3 months. On the day Zhao was taken away, the financial staff was also taken away, the financial records and company seals were also raided. Without the company seal, the lawyers cannot take up new cases, cannot issue fee note, cannot issue documents on behalf of the law firm to the lawyers. Now, around 50 lawyers in the whole firm were transferred away, however the transfer applications have been sent to the Beijing Justice Bureau for a month now but the reply was that approval from the task force is needed.

  • Lawyers: Wang Shaoguang

  • This Week’s Update: /

 

8.Huang Liqun黄力群

  • Identity: lawyer

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

  • Alleged Offence: unknown

  • Compulsory Criminal Measures: residential surveillance at 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: 105 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: 105 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? : 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: 104 days

  • Treatment of Family:/

  • Lawyers: Zhang Zhongshi, Liu Jinbin

  • This Week’s Update: /

 

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 yes

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

  • Communicate with outside world? : Currently yes

  • Allowed to change the compulsory criminal measure? :/

  • Period of detention / residential surveillance: 102 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: Tianjin Public Security Bureau Hexi Branch

  • 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? : / (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? :/

  • Allowed to change the compulsory criminal measure? :/

  • Incommunicado: 83 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: 105 days

  • Treatment of Family: /

  • Lawyers: Du Qingbo, Li Yongheng

  • This Week’s Update: /

 

14.Li Shuyun(F) 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: 105 days

  • Treatment of Family: /

  • Lawyers: unknown

  • This Week’s Update: /

 

15.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 (Investigation team released “decision to not allow attorney to meet criminal suspect” thrice)

  • Can the lawyers obtained information from the investigation body? : No (On 15 October 2015, 2 defense lawyers went to Wenzhou Procuratorate to complain about the Wenzhou Public Security Bureau for refusing to let the lawyers know the details of the case.)

  • Communicate with outside world? : No (Lawyer has already sent 4 letters to Zhang Kai)

  • Allowed to change the compulsory criminal measure? : No

  • Incommunicado: 59 days

  • Treatment of Family: (1) In the early morning of 17th October, the Wenzhou Police searched Zhang Kai’s home in Beijing, and they also required Zhang Kai’s sister Zhang Yan to the local police station for interrogation before they left. (2) Zhang Kai’s family were warned not to release any information about this case online.

  • Lawyers: Li Guisheng, Zhang Lei

  • This Week’s Update: (1) In the early morning of 17th October, the Wenzhou Police searched Zhang Kai’s home in Beijing, and they also required Zhang Kai’s sister Zhang Yan to the local police station for interrogation before they left. (2) Zhang Kai’s family were warned not to release any information about this case online.

 

16.Zhao Wei (F)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? :/

  • Incommunicado: 105 days

  • Treatment of Family: October 20th was Zhao Wei’s birthday. On that day her mother made requests to the Tianjin Hexi Detention Center for meeting with Zhao and giving her clothes, but denied.

  • Lawyers: Ren Quanniu, Yan Huafeng

  • This Week’s Update: October 20th was Zhao Wei’s birthday. On that day her mother made requests to the Tianjin Hexi Detention Center for meeting with Zhao and giving her clothes, but denied.

 

17.Gao Yue (F) 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 (already complained to Hexi branch investigation team, Hexi Branch, Hexi procuratorate complaint department, Tianjin Hexi Government Legislative Affairs Office, City Public Security Bureau for Letters and Calls, City Procuratorate Complaint Centre, but have not received reply.)

  • 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: 95 days

  • Treatment of Family: /

  • Lawyers: Wang Fei, Li Guobei

  • This Week’s Update: /

 

18.Liu Peng 刘鹏

  • Identity: assistant of lawyer Zhang Kai

  • 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? : /

  • Communicate with outside world? : /

  • Allowed to change the compulsory criminal measure? : /

  • Incommunicado: 59 days

  • Treatment of Family: /

  • Lawyers: Li Boguang, Liu Peifu

  • This Week’s Update: On October 22th, Liu’s defense lawyers received an decision made by the Wenzhou Public Security Bureau which denied the lawyers’ request to meet with Liu.

 

19.Fang Xiangui 方县桂

  • Identity: assistant of lawyer Zhang Kai

  • 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 (change should have been made in between 22 September-1 October 2015. Previously he was criminally detained)

  • Handling authorities: Zhejiang Wenzhou Public Security Bureau

  • Detention Location/Residential Surveillance Location: Currently unknow, previously at Zhejiang Wenzhou Detention Center

  • Did Family Receive Notice? : /

  • Allowed to Meet with Lawyer? : no (received “decision to not allow attorney to meet criminal suspect” on 3rd September 2015)

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

  • Communicate with outside world? : /

  • Allowed to change the compulsory criminal measure? : /

  • Incommunicado: 59 days

  • Treatment of Family: /

  • Lawyers: Wang Liao, Xiang Li

  • This Week’s Update: /

 

20.Wang Fang (F) 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: 105 days

  • Treatment of Family: unknown

  • Lawyers: unknown

  • This Week’s Update: /

 

21.Gou Hongguo (aka Ge Ping) 勾洪国 (戈平)

  • Identity: human rights activist, Christian

  • Work Location/ Residence: Beijing/ Beijing

  • Alleged Offence: picking quarrels and provoking troubles, changed to inciting subversion of state power on 24th August 2015

  • Compulsory Criminal Measures: criminally detained on 10 July 2015, later 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? : Yes

  • Allowed to Meet with Lawyer? : No (Defense lawyer received the appeal decision from the Tianjin public Security Bureau, their appeal application about meeting with Guo was rejected.)

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

  • Communicate with outside world? : No

  • Allowed to change the compulsory criminal measure? :/

  • Incommunicado: 105 days

  • Treatment of Family: Family was forced to leave their home in Beijing without any reasons given

  • Lawyers: Ji Zhongjiu

  • This Week’s Update: /

 

22.Liu Yongping (aka Lao Mu) 刘永平(老木)

  • Identity: human rights activist, Christian

  • Work Location/ Residence: Beijing/ Beijing

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

  • Compulsory Criminal Measures: criminally detained on 10th July 2015, later 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? : 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: 105 days

  • Treatment of Family: /

  • Lawyers: Shang Baojun

  • This Week’s Update: On October 20th, the defense lawyer visited the Tianjin Public Security Bureau Hexi Branch to make enquires about the case. The Police relied that Liu was not allowed to meet with the lawyer because he was involved in crime of inciting subversion of state power.

 

23.Lin Bin (aka Wang Yun Monk) 林斌(望云和尚)

  • Identity: human rights activist, Buddhist

  • Work Location/ Residence: Fujian/Fujian

  • Alleged Offence: picking quarrels and provoking troubles, crime of endangering national security (with specific crime unconfirmed)

  • Compulsory Criminal Measures: residential surveillance at a police-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

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

  • Communicate with outside world? : /

  • Allowed to change the compulsory criminal measure? : /

  • Incommunicado: 105 days

  • Treatment of Family: /

  • Lawyers: Chang Boyang, Long Lin

  • This Week’s Update: /

 

24.Yin Xu’an尹旭安

  • Identity: human rights activist

  • Work Location/ Residence: Hubei/ Hubei

  • Alleged Offence: picking quarrels and provoking troubles

  • Compulsory Criminal Measures: criminal detention, and officially arrested on September 26th

  • Handling authorities: Hubei Daye Public Security Bureau

  • Detention Location/Residential Surveillance Location: Hubei Daye Detention Center

  • Did Family Receive Notice? : No

  • Allowed to Meet with Lawyer? : No (The defense lawyer made a complaint about the Daye Public Security Bureau’s denial of lawyer’s request to meet with Yin to the Daye Procuratorate; however, the Daye Procuratorate replied that they could not force the PSB to correct its illegal acts and refused to perform its legal duties.)

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

  • Communicate with outside world? : /

  • Allowed to change the compulsory criminal measure? : /

  • Incommunicado: 87 days

  • Treatment of Family: /

  • Lawyers: Lin Qilei

  • This Week’s Update: /

 

25.Hu Shigen胡石根

  • Identity: human rights activist, Christian

  • Work Location/ Residence: Beijing/ Beijing

  • Alleged Offence: /

  • Compulsory Criminal Measures: / (Defense lawyer went to Hu’s registered permanent residence, Beijing Shicheng District Dewai police station to report on Hu’s disappearance in July. Until now, they have been to the police station thrice, but the police replied that they have no found Hu. Thus, Hu is still missing.) (On 14 October 2015, lawyer Zheng Xiang went to Hexi investigation team, Zhao Xu said that he did not seem to remember Hu Shigen, he needed confirm with the task force before replying to the lawyer’s enquires. Lawyer Zheng told Zhao Xu that Liu Yongping was also detained in Hexi Detention Centre, Zhao said he is not sure about that.)

  • Handling authorities: /

  • Detention Location/Residential Surveillance Location: /

  • Did Family Receive Notice? : /

  • Allowed to Meet with Lawyer? : /

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

  • Communicate with outside world? : /

  • Allowed to change the compulsory criminal measure? : /

  • Incommunicado: 105 days

  • Treatment of Family: /

  • Lawyers: Li Boguang, Zheng Xiang

  • This Week’s Update: /

 

26.Wang Fang (F) 王芳

  • Identity: human rights activist

  • Work Location/ Residence: Beijing/ Beijing

  • Alleged Offence: picking quarrels and provoking troubles

  • Compulsory Criminal Measures: criminal detention and officially arrested on September 15th

  • Handling authorities: Hubei Wuhan Public Security Bureau

  • Detention Location/Residential Surveillance Location: Wuhan No.1 Detention Center

  • Did Family Receive Notice? : yes

  • Allowed to Meet with Lawyer? : yes

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

  • Communicate with outside world? : /

  • Allowed to change the compulsory criminal measure? : /

  • Period of detention: 87 days

  • Treatment of Family: /

  • Lawyers: Liu Zhengqing

  • This Week’s Update: /

 

27.Huang Yizi黄益梓

  • Identity: pastor

  • Work Location/ Residence: Zhejiang/ Zhejiang

  • 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: criminal detention , changed to residential surveillance at designated location on 24th September 2015

  • Handling authorities: Zhejiang Wenzhou Ouhai District 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? : /

  • Communicate with outside world? : no

  • Allowed to change the compulsory criminal measure? : /

  • Period of detention: 42 days

  • Treatment of Family: On 8th October 2015, his family tried to send letter and clothes to him at the Ouhai Public Security Bureau but was rejected.

  • Lawyers: Li Jinglin

  • This Week’s Update: /

 

28.Xing Qingxian幸清贤

  • Identity: human rights activist

  • Work Location/ Residence: Sichuan/Sichuan

  • Alleged Offence: unknown

  • Compulsory Criminal Measures: unknown

  • Handling authorities: Tianjin Polce (his home was searched by Sichuan Chengdu Beixiangzi Police, Inner Mongolia Xing’an Public Security Bureau.) (On October 21th, lawyer Ran Tong visited the Xing’anmeng Public Security Bureau, Ulanhot, Inner Mongolia, to make enquires about the whereabouts of Xing. However, the police replied that this case was under the instruction of the Ministry of Public Security and it had ordered the Xing’anmeng PSB to transfer the case to the Tianjin Police.)

  • 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? : no

  • Allowed to change the compulsory criminal measure? : /

  • Period of detention: 9 days

  • Treatment of Family: home was searched by police on 8th October 2015

  • Lawyers: /

  • This Week’s Update: (1) On October 21th, lawyer Ran Tong visited the Xing’anmeng Public Security Bureau, Ulanhot, Inner Mongolia, to make enquires about the whereabouts of Xing. However, the police replied that this case was under the instruction of the Ministry of Public Security and it had ordered the Xing’anmeng PSB to transfer the case to the Tianjin Police. (2) On October 23th, the defense lawyer visited Tianjin PSB Hexin Detention Center to make enquiries about the case but was told that “Xing was not here”. Then the lawyer went to the investigation department but was told that “no information of the case could be found.”

 

29.Tang Zhishun唐志顺

  • Identity: human rights activist

  • Work Location/ Residence: Beijing/Beijing

  • Alleged Offence: unknown

  • Compulsory Criminal Measures: unknown

  • Handling authorities: unknown (his home was searched by Beijing public Security Bureau, Beijing Chaoyang Public Security Bureau Changying police station)

  • 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? : no

  • Allowed to change the compulsory criminal measure? : /

  • Period of detention: 17 days

  • Treatment of Family: home was searched by police on 9th October 2015; his sister, brother-in-law was summoned by police to ask about the whereabouts of Tang’s wife and son.

  • Lawyers: /

  • This Week’s Update: On October 23th, the defense lawyer visited Tianjin PSB Hexin Detention Center to make enquiries about the case but was told that “Xing was not here”. Then the lawyer went to the investigation department but was told that “no information of the case could be found.”

 

30.Cheng Chaohua程超华

  • Identity: pastor

  • Work Location/ Residence: Zhejiang/ Zhejiang

  • Alleged Offence: illegal business operation; leaking state secrets; 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 Ouhai District 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? : /

  • Communicate with outside world? : no

  • Allowed to change the compulsory criminal measure? : /

  • Period of detention: 35 days

  • Treatment of Family: /

  • Lawyers: /

  • This Week’s Update: /

 

31.Zhang Chongzhu张崇助

  • Identity: pastor

  • Work Location/ Residence: Zhejiang/ Zhejiang

  • Alleged Offence: 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 Ouhai District 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? : /

  • Communicate with outside world? : no

  • Allowed to change the compulsory criminal measure? : /

  • Period of detention: 45 days

  • Treatment of Family: /

  • Lawyers: /

  • This Week’s Update: /

 

32.Zhang Zhi张制

  • Identity: pastor

  • Work Location/ Residence: Zhejiang/ Zhejiang

  • 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 Ouhai District 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? : /

  • Communicate with outside world? : no

  • Allowed to change the compulsory criminal measure? : /

  • Period of detention: 46 days

  • Treatment of Family: /

  • Lawyers: /

  • This Week’s Update: /

 

33.Zhou Jian周剑

  • Identity: pastor

  • Work Location/ Residence: Zhejiang/ Zhejiang

  • 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 Ouhai District 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? : /

  • Communicate with outside world? : no

  • Allowed to change the compulsory criminal measure? : /

  • Period of detention: 58 days

  • Treatment of Family: /

  • Lawyers: /

  • This Week’s Update: /

 

34.Cheng Congping程从平

  • Identity: pastor

  • Work Location/ Residence: Zhejiang/ Zhejiang

  • 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 Ouhai District 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? : /

  • Communicate with outside world? : no

  • Allowed to change the compulsory criminal measure? : /

  • Period of detention: 58 days

  • Treatment of Family: /

  • Lawyers: /

  • This Week’s Update: /

 

Note: The following are taken away before 9th July 2015 but are closely related to “709 crackdow”

 

35.Wu Gan (Tufu)吴淦(屠夫)

  • Identity: administrative staff of Beijing Fengrui law firm, human rights activist

  • Work Location/ Residence: Beijing/Beijing

  • Alleged Offence: picking quarrels and provoking troubles, libel, was changed to inciting subversion of state power and picking quarrels and provoking troubles when he was officially arrested

  • Compulsory Criminal Measures: criminally detained on 27th May 2015, officially arrested on 3rd July 2015

  • Handling authorities: Fujian Xiamen Public Security Bureau Siming Branch

  • Detention Location/Residential Surveillance Location: unknown (confirmed on 28th September 2015 that he was relocated from Fujian Fuzhou Yongtai Detention Centre to somewhere else)(On 9th October 2015, defense lawyer contacted the police of the investigation team again, but the police refused to tell him where Wu Gan is detained.)(On October 22th, the defense lawyer Yan again visited the Simin PSB to ask for the location of detention and the police replied that “we shall follow the law”.)

  • Did Family Receive Notice? : notice about the criminal detention, but not about the change of location of detention

  • Allowed to Meet with Lawyer? : currently no (after Wu was accused of inciting subversion of state power)

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

  • Communicate with outside world? : /

  • Allowed to change the compulsory criminal measure? : /

  • Period of detention: 156 days

  • Treatment of Family: Tofu’s father was again criminally detained on 25th June 2015 for “Embezzlement”.

  • Lawyers: Li Fangping, Yan Wenxin

  • This Week’s Update: (1) On October 22th, the defense lawyer Yan again visited the Simin PSB to ask for the location of detention and the police replied that “we shall follow the law”. (2) On the same day, lawyer Yan again submitted an application for meeting with his client to the Simin PSB.

 

36.Zhai Yanmin翟岩民

  • Identity: human rights activist

  • Work Location/ Residence: Beijing/Beijing

  • Alleged Offence: gathering and disturbing social order

  • Compulsory Criminal Measures: criminal detention

  • Handling authorities: Shandong Weifang Public Security Bureau

  • Detention Location/Residential Surveillance Location: unknown(detained in Weifang Detention Centre before August)

  • Did Family Receive Notice? : /

  • Allowed to Meet with Lawyer? : no (Lawyer has already applied to Weifang Intermediate Court for administrative litigation, suing the detention centre and city government, awaiting the notice of case acceptance.)

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

  • Communicate with outside world? : /

  • Allowed to change the compulsory criminal measure? : /

  • Period of detention: 129 days

  • Treatment of Family: (1) Police asked Zhai’s wife to write a letter of guarantee that she will not accept any media interviews, but she rejected it. (2) Police force Zhai’s wife to move to a new home

  • Lawyers: Ge Wenxiu

  • This Week’s Update: /

 

 

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