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“710 Crackdown” Case Updates (1 August 2015-7 August 2015)

“710 Crackdown” Case Updates

(1 August 2015-7 August 2015)

Weekly Update:

  • Lawyer Wang Yu王宇律師:(1) Lawyers were informed that Wang Yu was under residential surveillance at designated residence for suspected crime of “inciting subversion of state power”. (2) The authorities denied lawyers’ request of meeting with Wang Yu.
  • Lawyer Wang Quanzhang王全璋律師:His home in Beijing was searched by the Public Security Bureau.
  • Lawyer Xie Yang謝陽律師:(1) Lawyers were informed that the case is handled by a taskforce made up of several departments. (2) The lawyers submitted their legal opinions to the person-in-charge of the case, but has not received any reply.
  • Lawyer Li Chunfu李春富律師:He was taken away by the police and his home was raided.
  • Lawyer Xie Yuandong謝遠東律師:Lawyers were informed that Xie was under residential surveillance at designated residence for the suspected crime of “picking quarrels and provoking troubles”.
  •  Lawyer Li Heping李和平律師:(1) Because Li Heping’s wife has been posting articles about Li Heping online continuously, she was summoned and interviewed for 5 hours by the Tianjin and Beijing police for suspicion of “picking quarrels and provoking troubles”. (2) Lawyers went to the Tianjin Procuratorate Centre for Complaints, asking the Tianjin Public Security Bureau to handle the case according to the law and to investigate whether the police has committed any illegal act in Le Heping’s case. (3) Tianjin Public Security Bureau has received the “Disclosure of Government Information Application Form” from Li Heping’s wife asking for Tianjin Public Security Bureau to provide the investigative organ’s name, persons-in-charge of the case and their contact details. (4) Beijing Public Security Bureau released “Rejection Letter of Application for Administrative Reconsideration”: Items applied (Urging the Daxing Branch to investigate into Li Heping’s disappearance, verifying the handling units for executing compulsory criminal measures, the nature of the compulsory criminal measures, the location of detention etc.) are not within the scope of administrative reconsideration. (6) Li Heping’s wife sued the 9 media agencies including People’s Daily for defamation.
  • Gao Yue(Li Heping’s assistant)高月:(1) Added criminal charge of endangering national security. (2) The lawyers were informed that approval from the investigative authorities is needed for meeting with Gao.

 

1.Wang Yu王宇

  • Identity: lawyer
  • Work Location/ Residence: Beijing (Fengrui)/ Beijing
  • Charges: picking quarrels and provoking troubles, endangering national security (specific charges unknown)
  • Compulsory Criminal Measures: residential surveillance at designated residence
  • Handling authorities: Tianjin Public Security Bureau Hexi Branch
  • Detention Location: unknown
  • Did Family Receive Notice? : No
  • Allowed to Meet with Lawyer? : No
  • Incommunicado: 29 days
  • Treatment of Family: 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.
  • Lawyers: Wen Donghai, Li Yuhan
  • This Week’s Update: (1) Lawyers were informed that Wang Yu was under residential surveillance of designated residence for “inciting subversion of state power”; (2) The authorities denied lawyers’ request of meeting with Wang Yu.

 

2.Bao Longjun包龍軍

  • Identity: lawyer
  • Work Location/ Residence: Inner Mongolia / Beijing
  • Charges: unknown
  • Compulsory Criminal Measures: criminal detention
  • Handling authorities: unknown
  • Detention Location: unknown
  • Did Family Receive Notice? : No
  • Allowed to Meet with Lawyer? : No
  • Incommunicado: 29 days
  • Treatment of Family: 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.
  • Lawyers: Huang Hanzhong, Chen Yongfu
  • This Week’s Update: /

 

3.Wang Quanzhang王全璋

  • Identity: lawyer
  • Work Location/ Residence: Beijing (Fengrui)/ Beijing
  • Charges: unknown
  • Compulsory Criminal Measures: criminal detention
  • Handling authorities: unknown
  • Detention Location: unknown
  • Did Family Receive Notice? : No
  • Allowed to Meet with Lawyer? : No
  • Incommunicado: 28 days
  • Treatment of Family:/
  • Lawyers: Li Zhongwei, Xi Xiangdong
  • This Week’s Update: His home in Beijing was searched by the Public Security Bureau.

 

4.Liu Sixin劉四新

  • Identity: lawyer
  • Work Location/ Residence: Beijing (Fengrui)/ Beijing
  • Charges: picking quarrels and provoking troubles, endangering national security (specific charges unknown)
  • Compulsory Criminal Measures: criminal detention
  • Handling authorities: Tianjin Public Security Bureau Hexi Branch
  • Detention Location: Tianjin Hexi Detention Centre
  • Did Family Receive Notice? : No
  • Allowed to Meet with Lawyer? : No
  • Incommunicado: 28 days
  • Treatment of Family:/
  • Lawyers: Wang Lei
  • This Week’s Update: /

 

5.Li Heping李和平

  • Identity: lawyer
  • Work Location/ Residence: Beijing / Beijing
  • Charges: unknown
  • Compulsory Criminal Measures: unknown
  • Handling authorities: unknown
  • Detention Location: unknown
  • Did Family Receive Notice? : No
  • Allowed to Meet with Lawyer? : No
  • Incommunicado: 28 days
  • Treatment of Family: (1) On 4 August 2015, the police where Li Heping’s home is called his wife, asking her to go to the police station so that they can inform her about Li Heping’s situation. (2) On 6 August 2015, because Li Heping’s wife has been posting articles about Li Heping online continuously, she was summoned and interviewed for 5 hours by the Tianjin and Beijing police for suspicion of “picking quarrels and provoking troubles”.
  • Lawyers: Cai Ying, Ma Lianshun
  • This Week’s Update: (1) Because Li Heping’s wife has been posting articles about Li Heping online continuously, she was summoned and interviewed for 5 hours by the Tianjin and Beijing police for suspicion of “picking quarrels and provoking troubles”. (2) Lawyers went to the Tianjin Procuratorate Centre for Complaints, asking the Tianjin Public Security Bureau to handle the case according to the law and to investigate whether the police has committed any illegal act in Le Heping’s case. (3) Tianjin Public Security Bureau has received the “Disclosure of Government Information Application Form” from Li Heping’s wife asking for Tianjin Public Security Bureau to provide the department name, persons-in-charge of the case and their contact details. (4) Beijing Public Security Bureau released “Rejection Letter of Application for Administrative Reconsideration”: Items applied (Urging the Daxing Branch to investigate into Li Heping’s disappearance, verifying the handling units for executing compulsory criminal measures, the nature of the compulsory criminal measures, the location of detention etc.) are not within the scope of administrative reconsideration. (5) Li Heping’s wife sued the 9 media agencies including People’s Daily for defamation.

 

6.Xie Yanyi謝燕益

  • Identity: lawyer
  • Work Location/ Residence: Beijing / Beijing
  • Charges: unknown
  • Compulsory Criminal Measures: unknown
  • Handling authorities: unknown
  • Detention Location: unknown
  • Did Family Receive Notice? : No
  • Allowed to Meet with Lawyer? : No
  • Incommunicado: 26 days
  • Treatment of Family:/
  • Lawyers: unknown
  • This Week’s Update: /

 

7.Zhou Shifeng周世鋒

  • Identity: lawyer
  • Work Location/ Residence: Beijing (Fengrui) / Beijing
  • Charges: unknown
  • Compulsory Criminal Measures: criminal detention
  • Handling authorities: unknown
  • Detention Location: unknown
  • Did Family Receive Notice? : No
  • Allowed to Meet with Lawyer? : No
  • Incommunicado: 28 days
  • Treatment of Family:/
  • Lawyers: Yang Jinzhu, Wang Shaoguang
  • This Week’s Update: /

 

8.Huang Liqun黃力群

  • Identity: lawyer
  • Work Location/ Residence: Beijing (Fengrui) / Beijing
  • Charges: unknown
  • Compulsory Criminal Measures: criminal detention
  • Handling authorities: unknown
  • Detention Location: unknown
  • Did Family Receive Notice? : No
  • Allowed to Meet with Lawyer? : No
  • Incommunicado: 28 days
  • Treatment of Family:/
  • Lawyers: unknown
  • This Week’s Update: /

 

9.Sui Muqing隋牧青

  • Identity: lawyer
  • Work Location/ Residence: Guangdong/ Guangdong
  • Charges: inciting subversion of state power
  • Compulsory Criminal Measures: residential surveillance at designated residence
  • Handling authorities: Guangzhou Public Security Burea
  • Detention Location: unknown
  • Did Family Receive Notice? : Yes
  • Allowed to Meet with Lawyer? : No
  • Incommunicado: 28 days
  • Treatment of Family:/
  • Lawyers: Ran Tong
  • This Week’s Update: /

 

10.Xie Yang謝陽

  • Identity: lawyer
  • Work Location/ Residence: Hunan/ Hunan
  • Charges: 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: unknown
  • Did Family Receive Notice? : Yes
  • Allowed to Meet with Lawyer? : No
  • Incommunicado: 27 days
  • Treatment of Family:/
  • Lawyers: Zhang Zhongshi
  • This Week’s Update: (1) Lawyers were informed that the case is handled by a taskforce made up of several departments. (2) The lawyers submitted their legal opinions to the person-in-charge of the case, but has not received any reply.

 

11.Chen Taihe陳泰和

  • Identity: professor, part time lawyer
  • Work Location/ Residence: Guangxi/ Guangxi
  • Charges: picking quarrels and provoking troubles
  • Compulsory Criminal Measures: criminal detention
  • Handling authorities: Guangxi Guilin Public Security Bureau
  • Detention Location: Guilin No.2 Detention Centre
  • Did Family Receive Notice? : Yes
  • Allowed to Meet with Lawyer? :Once only, but not anymore
  • Incommunicado:/
  • Treatment of Family:/
  • Lawyers: Tan Yongpei
  • This Week’s Update: /

 

12.Li Chunfu李春富

  • Identity: lawyer, younger brother of Li Heping
  • Work Location/ Residence: Beijing/ Beijing
  • Charges: unknown
  • Compulsory Criminal Measures: unknown
  • Handling authorities: unknown
  • Detention Location: unknown
  • Did Family Receive Notice? : No
  • Allowed to Meet with Lawyer? : No
  • Incommunicado: 6 days
  • Treatment of Family: /
  • Lawyers: no yet confirmed
  • This Week’s Update: He was taken away by police and his home was raided.

 

13.Xie Yuandong謝遠東

  • Identity: trainee lawyer
  • Work Location/ Residence: Beijing (Fengrui)/ Beijing
  • Charges: unknown
  • Compulsory Criminal Measures: residential surveillance at designated residence
  • Handling authorities: Tianjin Public Security Bureau Hexi Branch
  • Detention Location: unknown
  • Did Family Receive Notice? : Yes
  • Allowed to Meet with Lawyer? : No
  • Incommunicado: 28 days
  • Treatment of Family: /
  • Lawyers: Du Qingbo, Li Yongheng
  • This Week’s Update: Lawyers were informed that Xie was under residential surveillance at designated residence for the suspected crime of “picking quarrels and provoking troubles”.

 

14.Li Shuyun李姝雲

  • Identity: lawyer, assistant of Zhou Shifeng
  • Work Location/ Residence: Beijing (Fengrui)/ Beijing
  • Charges: unknown
  • Compulsory Criminal Measures: unknown
  • Handling authorities: unknown
  • Detention Location: unknown
  • Did Family Receive Notice? : No
  • Allowed to Meet with Lawyer? : No
  • Incommunicado: 28 days
  • Treatment of Family: /
  • Lawyers: unknown
  • This Week’s Update: /

15.Zhou Wei趙威

  • Identity: Lawyer Li Heping’s assistant
  • Work Location/ Residence: Beijing/ Beijing
  • Charges: picking quarrels and provoking troubles, endangering national security (specific charges unknown)
  • Compulsory Criminal Measures: criminal detention
  • Handling authorities: Tianjin Public Security Bureau Hexi Branch
  • Detention Location: Tianjin Hexi Detention Centre
  • Did Family Receive Notice? : No
  • Allowed to Meet with Lawyer? : No
  • Incommunicado: 28 days
  • Treatment of Family: /
  • Lawyers: Ren Quanniu
  • This Week’s Update: /

 

16.Gao Yue高月

  • Identity: Lawyer Li Heping’s assistant
  • Work Location/ Residence: Beijing/ Beijing
  • Charges: picking quarrels and provoking troubles, endangering national security (specific charges unknown)
  • Compulsory Criminal Measures: residential surveillance at designated residence
  • Handling authorities: Tianjin Public Security Bureau Hexi Branch
  • Detention Location: unknown
  • Did Family Receive Notice? : Yes
  • Allowed to Meet with Lawyer? : No
  • Incommunicado: 18 days
  • Treatment of Family: /
  • Lawyers: Wang Fei, Li Guobei
  • This Week’s Update: (1) Added criminal charge of endangering national security; (2) The lawyers were informed that approval from the investigative authorities is needed for meeting with Gao.

17. Wang Fang 王芳

  • Identity: accountant of Fengrui Law Firm
  • Work Location/ Residence: Beijing/ Beijing
  • Charges:/
  • Compulsory Criminal Measures: /
  • Handling authorities: /
  • Detention Location: /
  • Did Family Receive Notice? : /
  • Allowed to Meet with Lawyer? : /
  • Incommunicado: more than 28 days (forced disappeared since 10th July 08:30)
  • Treatment of Family: /
  • Lawyers: /
  • This Week’s Update:/

For updated statistics, please visit: http://chrlawyers.hk/en/content/1700-7-august-2015-least-267-lawyers-law-firm-staffhuman-right-activists-have-been-detained

 

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