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[‘709 Crackdown’] Latest data and development of cases as of 1800 29 January

 

As of 18:00 29 January 2016, at least 317 lawyers, law firm staff, human right activists and family members have been questioned, summoned, forbidden to leave the country, held under house arrest, residential surveillance, criminally detained, arrested or missing.

 


Statistics by category (lawyers, lawyer assistants/ others)*:

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  • Officially arrested: 19 persons (13/ 6)
  • Residential surveillance at designated location (implemented in the form of secret detention in the following cases): 6 persons (2 / 4)
  • Enforced disappearance: 2 persons (0 / 2)
  • Unclear criminal compulsory measure: 6 persons (0 / 6)
  • Residential surveillance: 1 persons (0 / 1)
  • Released on bail: 4 persons (4 / 0)
  • House arrest: 1 person (0 / 1)
  • Forbidden to leave the country: 33 persons (24 / 9)
  • Temporarily detained, forcibly questioned/ summoned (released/ safe now): 266 persons (126 / 140)

* 19 individuals are listed under two categories; 1 individual is listed under three categories

 


33 lawyers or activists detained or under incommunicado situation*:

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  • Lawyers: 12, Lawyers’ assistants:2, Law firm staff: 1, Human rights activists:18
  • In suspicion of endangering national security crime: 24 persons
  • Able to know the location of detention: 17 persons
  • Notification received by family: 23 persons
  • Allowed to meet with lawyers: 1 person
  • Allowed to communicate with outside: 1 person
  • Defense lawyers able to obtain information from the investigation body: 0
  • Days of incommunicado108-247 days

*Note: 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, Zhai Yanmin, Zhang Wanhe, Liu Xing, Li Yanjun and Yao Jiangqing who were arrested before 9th July 2015.

 


Namelist

 

Formally Arrested19

 

Ÿ   10 Lawyers:①Zhou Shifeng周世锋②Wang Yu王宇③Wang Quanzhang王全璋④Li Heping李和平⑤Xie Yanyi谢燕益⑥Xie Yang谢阳⑦Bao Longjun包龙军⑧Li Chunfu李春富⑨Li Shuyun李姝云⑩Liu Sixin刘四新

Ÿ   2 Lawyer’s Assistant:①Zhao Wei赵威 (Kaola考拉)②Gao Yue高月

Ÿ   1 Law Firm Staff:①Wu Gan吴淦(Tufu屠夫)

Ÿ   6 Other Citizens:①Gou Hongguo 勾洪国(Ge Ping戈平) ②Liu Yongping刘永平 (Laomu老木)③Lin Bin林斌 (Monk Wang Yun望云和尚)④Hu Shigen胡石根⑤Yin Xu’an尹旭安⑥Wang Fang王芳

 

Ÿ   11 Subverting State Power:①Zhou Shifeng周世锋②Wang Yu王宇③Wang Quanzhang王全璋④Li Heping李和平⑤Li Chunfu李春富⑥Li Shuyun李姝云⑦Liu Sixin刘四新⑧Zhao Wei 赵威(Kaola考拉)⑨Gou Hongguo勾洪国(Ge Ping戈平)⑩Liu Yongping刘永平 (Laomu老木)⑪Hu Shigen胡石根

Ÿ   5 Inciting Subversion of State Power:①Xie Yanyi谢燕益②Xie Yang谢阳③Bao Longjun包龙军④Wu Gan吴淦(Tufu屠夫)⑤Lin Bin林斌 (Monk Wang Yun望云和尚)

Ÿ   1 Assisting in the Destruction of Evidence:①Gao Yue高月

Ÿ   2 Picking Quarrels and Provoking Troubles:①Yin Xu’an尹旭安②Wang Fang王芳

 

Residential Surveillance at Designated Residence6

Ÿ   2 Lawyers:①Zhang Kai张凯②Wang Qiushi王秋实

Ÿ   4 Other Citizens:①Huang Yizi黄益梓②Zhang Chongzhu张崇助③Zhang Zhi张制④Cheng Congping程从平

 

Enforced Disappearance2

Ÿ   2 Other Citizens:①Xing Qingxian幸清贤②Tang Zhishun唐志顺

 

Unclear Compulsory Criminal Measures6

Ÿ   6 Other Citizens:①Zhai Yanmin翟岩民②Zhang Weihong张卫红 (Zhang Wanhe张婉荷)③Liu Xing刘星 (Laodao老道)④Li Yanjun李燕军⑤Yao Jianqing姚建清⑥Yan Xiaojie严晓洁

 


Updates:

 

Wang Yu王宇 (F)

  1. On 7 January 2016, lawyer Wen Donghai went to Tianjin No.2 Intermediate Court to hand in materials about Hexi Branch Court not taking up the case and not making a decision on the case. He enquired about the case and according to the Court’s instructions, he amended and supplemented further materials. (19) On 7 January 2016, lawyer Wen Donghai went to Heping District Court to enquire about the media judgment case situation, the court still has not found the mailed materials, so they will not take up the case and did not give any explanation.
  2. On 8 January 2016, lawyer Wen Donghai went to Tianjin Public Security Bureau Hexi Branch to ask for change of compulsory criminal measures after the deadline of residential surveillance. He also asked to meet with Wang. He was rejected.
  3. On 9 July 2015 – 7 January 2016 detention location unknown, on 8 January 2016, the detention location is changed from Tianjin No. 1 Detention Centre.
  4. On 12 January 2016, defense lawyer Li Yuhan went to Tianjin No. 1 Detention Centre to ask to meet with Wang, Tianjin Public Security Bureau policeman Li Bin said, “the engagement letter does not show that the person engaging the lawyer has any relation with Wang Yu”, but in fact the it was Wang’s immediate family member who engaged Li to be the lawyer of Wang.
  5. On 13 January 2016, concerning the administrative review case of Tianjin Hexi government refusing to do information disclosure, Tianjin No.2 Intermediate People’s Court issed an “administrative judgment” and held that the case will not be accepted, because “it is not within the boundary of adminisntrative review”. On 21 January 2016, defense lawyer Wen Donghai went to Tianjin High People’s Court to apply for appeal.
  6. On 18 January 2016, Lawyer Wen Donghai submitted a legal opinion “Concerning request to Tianjin Public Security Bureau to explain the change of Wang Yu’s investigation jurisdiction and arrange a lawyers’ meeting with Wang” and wrote a letter to Wang asking her to confirm whether she agrees to have lawyer Wen Donghai to continue to be her defense lawyer
  7. On 21 January 2016, concerning the rejection of administrative review application of media judgment case, because Tianjin Heping court did not accept the case and did not give any decision, defense lawyer Wen Donghai and Li Yuhan submitted “administrative review complaint” to the No.1 Intermediate People’s Court.

 

Wang Quanzhang王全璋

  1. On 8 January 2016 lawyer Yu Wensheng went to Hexi Branch to submit legal opinion to dismiss Wang’s case.
  2. On 8 January 2016, defense lawyer Yu Wensheng received Tianjin Finance Bureau letter to lawyer Wang Qiushi concerning 2015 Tianjin Public Security Bureau information disclosure of financialy situation of residential surveillance, the reply was “such kind of information does not exist”.
  3. On 9 January he was taken away and summoned by the Beijing Haidian police, later put under residential surveillance at designated residence.
  4. On 14 January 2016, Wang’s wife went to No. 2 Detention Centre to transfer money to Wang.

 

Liu Sixin刘四新

  1. On 28 January 2016, defense lawyer Wang Lei went to Tianjin Procuratorate to complain, the Prosecutor who answered him said that the case is dealt by a special unit in Minsitry of Public Security, previously Hexi Branch and now the Tianjin Public Security Bureau are both just nominal
  2. On 28 January 2016, defense lawyer Wang Lei went to Tianjin Procuratorate to complain about Tianjin Public Security Bureau’s violation of lawyers’ right and defense right of the arrestee in writing. Prosecutor Mr. Lau replied that the complaint will be transferred to relevant department.
  3. On 28 January 2016, defense lawyer Wang Lei went to Tianjin Public Security Breau No.2 Detention Centre to ask to meet with Liu, and want to verify the whether the letter written by lawyer to Liu was transferred and the problem of transferring money and necessities to Liu. The City Public Security Bureau investigation supervision team policeman Li Bin said, Liu already engaged two other lawyers. Lawyers objected because Liu’s family members have engaged Wang Lei and Geo Wenxiu first, police has the dity to tell Liu’s family about the new arrangement. If Liu has intentions to engage a new lawyer, meeting should be allowed for Wang Lei to verify with Liu Sixin. Li Bin rejected such meeting and no verification is allowed

 

Li Heping李和平

  1. On 7 January 2016, Li Heping’s defense lawyer Ma Lianshun went to Cangzhou for a case and planned to go the next morning to Tianjin about Li Heping’s case. That night, 2 Zhengzhou Public Security staff went to lawyer Ma’s hotel and stopped him from going to Tianjin.
  2. On 14 January 2016 13:40, Li Heping’s wife went to Tianjin No.1 Detention Centre to transfer money to Li, the old policeman said, “Li Heping is not here”
  3. On 19 January 2016, lawyer Ma Lianshun and Li Heping’s wife went to Tianjin No.1 Detention Centre to submit application to meet with Li, a policeman named Li Wenyi said, “the person in charge is in a meeting, youhave to wait here’. At 12 noon, team leader policeman Li Bin said Li Heping is formally arrested with the approval from Tianjin No.2 Procuratorate, a reply will be given at 2pm. At 2pm, Li Bin showed them the mailing receipt to the family members, on the 20 January 2016, Li Heping’s wife found the arrest notice according to the mailing address.

 

Xie Yanyi谢燕益

  1. On 12 January 2016, defense lawyer Li Baiguang went to Tianjin No.2 Detention Centre and asked to meet with Xie, policeman replied that Xie already has a lawyer and whether meeting with Xie is allowed depends on the materials being transferred to other policemen-in-charge to ask Xie whether he agrees to have Li as the defense lawyer and will sign the engagement letter. Then they will consider to allow the meeting.

 

Zhou Shifeng周世锋

  1. On 14 January 2016, lawyer Yang went to Tianjin Detention Centre and asked to meet with Zhou and to meet with Tianjin Public Security Bureau Yang Jie, he waited till 7pm and still could not meet with Zhou.
  2. On 15 January 2016, Hunan Lawyers Assoication Secretary General Zhou Aiwu and Changsha Justice Bureau Director Wang Jian accompanied lawyer Yang to Tianjin No.1 Detention Centre and met with Tianjin Public Security Bureau Director Yang Jie. Lawyer Yang asked for the following: 1. when did Zhou hired a new lawyer, one or two? Did he sign any engagement letter or agreement? Zhou’s family and lawyer Yang should have the right to know. 2, lawyer Yang needs to know for what reason did Zhou dismissed him as the defense lawyer as he was hire by Zhou’s family?Zhou’s dismissal of Yang, is it his own intention?
  3. On 22 Jauary 2016, lawyer Yang received Tianjin Public Security Bureau “decision to refuse meeting”.

 

Xie Yang谢阳

  1. On 6 January 2016, Changsha Public Security Bureau notified in writing that they will not allowed lawyer to meet with Xie because he is involved in supicision of inciting subversion of state power.
  2. On 19 January 2016, defenselawyer Zhang Chongshi went to Changsha No.2 Detention Centre and asked to meet with Xie but was rejected again
  3. Because the lawyers still have not been able to arrange a meeting with Xie, defense lawyer pointed out to Changsha Procuratorate in a serious manner that the arrest has not put the lawyers’ opinion into consideration and the whole procedure has ignored the lawyers’ right to defense and has not given a reply to the lawyers’ complaint, so the lawyers will applied for a review of the decision to arrest and ask that they promptly give the lawyers a reply.

 

Li Chunfu李春富

  1. On 14 January 2016 13:40, Li Heping wife went to Tianjin No.1 Detention Centre to transfer money to Li Chunfu and successfully transferred $1000.
  2. On 29 January 2016, defense lawyer Li Chunfu went to Tianjin No.2 Detention Centre to submit application to meet with Li, the police replied that a reply will be given in 3 days.

 

Li Shuyun李姝云(F

  1. On 12 Janaury 2016, Li’s family and lawyer went to Tianjin to transfer money and clothes to Li but was rejected.
  2. On 12 January 2016, defense lawyer Lu went to Tianjin Public Security Bureau No.1 Detention Centre to submit application to meet with Li, he was told that: Li has already hired a lawyer in the detention centre, the investigation organ does not accept the lawyer that family has hired, so he is not allowed to meet with Li.

 

Zhang Kai张凯

  1. On 26 January 2016, defense lawy Li Guisheng mailed the application to meet with Zhang for the 5th time, the Public Security team receveid it and called the lawyer the next day saying that the letter will be returned.
  2. On 27 january 2016, defesne lawyer Qin Chenshou submitted “application to change compulsory criminal measures” to the Wenshou Public Security Bureau, asking for Zhang’s release for bail or release
  3. On 28 Janaury 2016, Wenzhou Public Secuity Bureau interviewed Zhang’s parents saying that Zhang has written a note saying that he does not need a lawyer now.

 

Wang Qiushi王秋实

  1. On 14 January 2016, defense lawyer Yan Wenxin asked to meet with Wang and was refused

 

Zhao Wei (F)赵威(考拉)

  1. On 4 January 2016, Zhao Wei’s defense lawyer Ren went to Tianjin Public Security Bureau to submit “application to meet with suspect”, “defense lawyer asked to release Zhao Wei according to law application letter” and “defense lawyer asks the investigation organt to disclose case information according to law notice”. The police replied that they cannot ask about the case details and cannot ask the composition of the staff of the task force, they can only arrange someone to pick up the material according to the instructions of the superior, they do not know about other matters.
  2. On 5 January 2016, defense lawyer Yan went to Hexi Detention Centre to meet Zhao Xu, the officer on duty called him and Zhao was in a meeting. Later a officer Mr. Wang came but he replied that he knew nothing.
  3. On 5 January 2016, defense lawyer Yan went to complain to Tianjin Procuratorate. The staff read the materials and asked for the instruction from the superiod and said they cannot entertain this.
  4. On 8 January 2016, defense lawyer Ren received “decision not to allow meeting”
  5. On 28 Janaury 2016, defense lawyers Ren and Yan went to Tianjin Procuratorate and was told that: all supervision items should be dealt with Tianjin No.2 Procuratorate.
  6. On 28 January 2016, defense lawyers Ren and Yan went to Tianjin No.1 Detetnion Centre to ask to meet with Zhao Wei, police officer Li Bin of Tianjin Public Security Bureau replied: Zhao Wei has already dismissed the two lawyers. Later the two lawyers asked Li Bin to provide Zhao Wei’s dismissal document according to the supreme judicial organs “provisions to protect the rights of lawyers to practice” article 8. Li Bin did not probide any and refused to arrange a meeting to verify.
  7. On 29 January 2016, Tianjin Public Security Bureau arranged Zhao Wei’s mother and the lawyer who Zhao hired to meet in the meeting room of the detention centre.

 

Gao Yue高月(F

  1. On 14 January 2016, defense lawyer Wang Fei went to Tianjin No.1 Detention Centre to submit application to meet with Gao, the police replied that they will give a reply on 18 January
  2. On 18 January 2016, defense lawyer Wang Fei went to the detention centre again and Tianjin Public Security Bureau Li Bin verbally reply: Gao Yue has hired a lawyer during the time of arrest, we cannot accept your status as Gao’s defense lawyer, so no meeting is allowed.” Family of Gao asked who did Gao hired, the police replied that “we cannot tell you.” Lawyers asked to meet with the lawyers that Gao Yue has hired, the poice replied, “only the family can see them.” Defense lawyers have 2 requests, 1. Gao Yue has to sign on a written document to dismiss the lawyers. A verbal claim of the dismissal is doubtful and the lawyers do not accept it. 2. Even though the lawyers are dismissed, they still have the right to meet with Gao Yue to verify face to face.

 

Gou Hongguo (aka Ge Ping)勾洪国(戈平)

  1. On 8 January 2016, defense lawyer ji went to Hexi Branch to submit application to meet with Gou and the legal opinion to immediately release of Gou
  2. On 8 January 2016, defense lawyer Ji Zhongiu mailed the administrative review complaint of Tianjin Public Security Bureau’s violation of the law to Tianjin No.1 Intermediate People’s Court.
  3. On 18 January 2016, defense lawyer Ji rushed to Detention Centre, Tianjin Public Security Bureau Li Bin replied verbally, “Gou has already hired a lawyer, we do not accept you as Gou’s defense lawyer, so you cannot meet him”.

 

Hu Shigen胡石根

  1. On 19 January 2016, defense lawyer Li Boguang went to Tianjin No.1 Detention Centre to submit application to meet with Hu, Tianjin Public Security Bureau policeman Li Bin replied, “the engagement letter does not prove the family relations of Hu Shuigen and Hu Shigen, thus cannot verify the engagement letter is real. Hu Shigen has already hired two other lawyers and the investigation organ and detention centre do not regard the lawyers hired by Hu’s family as defense lawyer of Hu. Thus the lawyers cannot meet with Hu.

 

Yin Xuan尹旭安

  1. On 28 January 2016, the detention centre refused the lawyers to meet with Yin
  2. On 28 January 2016, because detention centre reufsed to let lawyers meet with Yin, lawyer Lin went to Huangshi Procuratorate to complain, the procuratorate made no effort to assist him.

 

Zhai Yanmin翟岩民

  1. On 21 December 2015, Weifong Intermediate Court dismissed the administrative judgmenet, because “the plaintiff asked the third party to arrange a meeting with a suspect, such matter is outside the scope of the criminal procedural law. Defendant believed that the third party’s refusal to arrange a meeting is not an actual administrative action, it is within the scope of administrative review and there is nothing wrong with it. The defendant’s appeal of the admiisntrative review application decision, the facts are clear and the laws are applicable.”
  2. On 18 Janaury 2016, defense lawyer Ge Wenxiu went to Shandong High Court to appeal.

 

 

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