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709 Crackdown Updates News on Arrests

709 Crackdown Updated News on Arrests

Zhao Wei (Kao La) (Assitant of Lawyer Li Heping) was arrested on 8th Janurary in suspicion of "subversion of state power" and is now detained at Tianjin No.1 Detention Centre.

Xie Yanyi was arrested on 8th Janurary in suspicion of "inciting subversion of state power" by Tianjin Public Security Bureau and is now detained at Tianjin No.2 Detention Center.

Zhou Shifeng (head of Feng Rui Law Firm) was arrested on 8th Janurary in suspicion of "subversion of state power" by Tianjin Public Security Bureau and is now detained at Tianjin No.1 Detention Center.

Wang Quanzhang (Lawyer of Feng Rui Law Firm) was arrested on 8th Janurary in suspicion of "subversion of state power" by Tianjin Public Security Bureau and is now detained at Tianjin No.2 Detention Center.

Li Shuyun (Lawyer of Feng Rui Law Firm) was arrested on 8th Janurary in suspicion of "subversion of state power" by Tianjin Public Security Bureau and is now detained at Tianjin No.1 Detention Center.

Xie Yang was arrested on 9th Janurary in suspicion of "inciting subversion of state power" and is now detained at Changsha No.2 Detention Center.

Relevant Laws

Subversion of state power (Chinese: 煽動顛覆國家政權罪), according to article 105, paragraph 1 of the People’s Republic of China’s Criminal Law, is defined as “whoever organizes, plots, or acts to subvert the political power of the state and overthrow the socialist system”. The ringleaders or those whose crimes are grave are to be sentenced to life imprisonment, or not less than 10 years of fixed-term imprisonment; active participants are to be sentenced from not less than three years to not more than 10 years of fixed-term imprisonment; other participants are to be sentenced to not more than three years of fixed-term imprisonment, criminal detention, control, or deprivation of political rights.
Furthermore, article 113 and article 56 indicate whoever commits the crimes may also be punished by having his property confiscated and deprived of political rights.

Inciting subersion of state power  (Chinese: 煽動顛覆國家政權罪), according to article 105, paragraph 2 of the People's Republic of China's Criminal Law, "Whoever instigates the subversion of the political power of the state and overthrow the socialist system through spreading rumors, slandering, or other ways are to be sentenced to not more than five years of fixed-term imprisonment, criminal detention, control, or deprivation of political rights; the ringleaders and those whose crimes are grave are to be sentenced to not less than five years of fixed-term imprisonment." Furthermore, article 113, paragraph 2 and article 56 indicate whoever commits the crimes may also be punished by having his property confiscated and deprived of political rights.

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