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2010-08-29

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Wen Haibo (温海波)

Work Location

Beijing

 

Date of Birth

1980

 

Current Status

License Suspended

 

Introduction

Wen Haibo graduated from Liaoning University School of Law in 2000, and received his law license the same year. In 2004 he entered the law office of Gao Zhicheng and worked there until 2005 when he was banned from practicing. When lawyer Gao began his hunger strike to protest violence, Wen and his coworkers were put under house arrest. Later he joined Chengzhi Law Firm and Beijing Yitong Law Firm, where he continued to defend the rights of Falun Gong practitioners. Beijing Shunhe Law Firm’s license was banned after it was checked and registered, and in 2009 Wen’s law license was cancelled as well. By November of the same year it was still not restored.

In 2007, Wen and 69 other Chinese scholars and lawyers jointly signed and published an open letter calling for the abolishment of the laogai (reeducation through labor) system. On March 14, 2008 after the Lhasa riots, Wen spoke in defense of Tibetans who had been arrested.

Besides providing support for cases involving Falun Gong practitioners, Wen also represented villagers from Cuo Buling and Hexi, who were made to forcibly migrate. In addition, he represented the victims of the Three Deer poisonous milk powder case.

 

Specializations

Falun Gong

 

Cases Handled

2009: Zhang Zhiqin and Chu Zhimei Falun Gong case

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