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[‘709 Crackdown’] Latest data and development of cases as of 1800 4 March 2016

[‘709 Crackdown’] Latest data and development of cases as of 1800 4 March 19, 2016

As of 18:00 4 March 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*:

(Download PDF of the 317 names)

  • Officially arrested: 19 persons
  • Criminally detained: 2 persons
  • Enforced disappearance: 2 persons
  • Unclear criminal compulsory measure: 5 persons
  • Residential surveillance: 1 persons
  • Released on bail: 9 persons
  • House arrest: 1 person
  • Forbidden to leave the country: 36 persons
  • Temporarily detained, forcibly questioned/ summoned (released/ safe now): 266 persons

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


28 lawyers or activists detained or under incommunicado situation*:

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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


Criminally detained: 2

Ÿ   1 Lawyer:①Zhang Kai张凯

Ÿ   1 Other Citizen:①Zhang Chongzhu 张崇助


Enforced Disappearance2

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


Unclear Compulsory Criminal Measures5

Ÿ   5 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


Updates (20/02/2016 – 04/03/2016)


1.Zhang Kai’s defense lawyer Li Guisheng received a letter from Zhang Kai, saying that “you are not appropriate to be my lawyer, so you are dismissed.”

2.Zhao Wei’s mother was shown twice by the “newly-entrusted” defense lawyer Dong Yanan two letters from Zhao Wei, saying that “I do not want lawyers entrusted by my parents” and “inform my parents I do not need a lawyer”.

3.Li Heping’s wife made a public statement that she did not dismiss the current two defense lawyers of Li Heping. Li Heping’s defense lawyers and Gao Yue’s defense lawyers have made complaints.

4.Lawyer Dong Yanan, appointed by the Tianjin PSB, promised Zhao Wei’s mother that she could get Zhao Wei released on bail.

5.Zhang Kai made confessions on Wenzhou local TV and then his criminal compulsory measure was changed from residential surveillance at designated location to criminal detention.

6.Xie Yang was still not allowed to meet with his lawyers on the ground that the meeting would impede the investigation.

7.A total of 12 defense lawyers of the “709 cases” have been not allowed to travel outside the country.

8.Xie Yang’s lawyer Zhang Zhongshi made complaints to the Changsha procuratorate which replied that what you reported is not true.

9.The police Li Bin of Tianjin PSB showed a letter of Wang Quanzhang to his wife, saying that the bank cards should be kept by the PSB.