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As of 11:00 14 July 2015, 146 lawyers/ law firm staff/human right activists have been detained/arrested/ incommunicado/summoned/ restricted freedom temporarily


As of 11:00 14 July 2015, 146 lawyers/ law firm staff/human right activists have been detained/arrested/ incommunicado/summoned/ restricted freedom temporarily

Last Update: 14th July 11:00


Criminally detained[1]/under residential surveillance[2] (in the current cases, they are secretly detained)[10 persons] 

6 Lawyers:

1. Wang Yu (Beijing, Fengrui Law Firm, taken away on 9th July 04:00, incommunicado, already 127 hours, criminally detained) 
2. Zhou Shifeng (Beijing, Fengrui Law Firm, taken away on 10th July 07:30, incommunicado, already 99 hours, criminally detained) 
3. Wang Quanzhang (Beijing, Fengrui Law Firm, incommunicado since 10th July 13:00, already 94 hours, criminally detained) 
4. Huang Liqun (Beijing, Fengrui Law Firm, incommunicado since 10th July 08:30, already 98 hours, criminally detained) 
5. Sui Muqing (Guangzhou, taken away on 10th July 23:40, incommunicado, already 83 hours, under residential surveillance in unidentified location for charges of inciting subversion of state power)
6. Xie Yang (Hunan, taken away on 11th July 05:40, incommunicado, already 77 hours, under residential surveillance for charge of inciting subversion of state power)

4 Others (non-lawyers):

7. Bao Longjun (Wang Yu's husband, Beijing, incommunicado since 9th July 03:00, already 128 hours, criminally detained)
8. Liu Sixin (Beijing, Fengrui Law Firm administrative assistant, incommunicado since 10th July 08:45, already 98 hours, criminally detained)
9. Ge Ping (Gou Hongguo, Tianjin, taken away on 10th morning, over 95 hours, under residential surveillance for charges of inciting subversion of state power)
10. Jiang Jianjun (Liaoning Dalian, criminally detained on 12th for picking quarrels and provoking troubles)


Enforced disappearance/incommunicado [12 persons]

3 Lawyers:

1. Li Shuyun (Beijing, Fengrui Law Firm, taken away on 10th July 11:30, forced disappeared, already 95 hours)

2. Li Heping (Beijing, taken away on 10th July 14:00, forced disappeared, already 93 hours)

3. Zheng Enchong (Shanghai, his home was raided on 11th noon, then taken away, forced disappeared, already 51 hours)

9 Others (non-lawyers)

4. Wang Fang (Beijing, accountant of Fengrui Law Firm, forced disappeared since 10th July 08:30, already 98 hours)
5. Kao La (Zhao Wei, Beijing, Li Heping's assistant, taken away on 10th July 17:00, forced disappeared, already 90 hours)
6. Lao Mu (Liu Yongping, Beijing, confirmed arrest on 10th, forced disappeared, already 95 hours)
7. Hu Shigen (Beijing, forced disappeared since 10th, already 95 hours)
8. Monk Wang Yun (Lin Bin) (take away on 10th noon at Sichuan Chengdu airport, forced disappeared, already 128 hours)
9. Xu Zhihan (Shandong Jinan, was taken away Jinan to Henan from on 11th at 04:55, forced disappeared, already 78 hours)
10. Gong Lei (Shandong, taken away on 13th, incommunicado)
11. Wei Defeng (Lawyer Xie Yang's assistant, Hunan, taken away on 11th 05:40, forced disappeared, already 77 hours)
12. Wang Yanming (Guizhou, taken away on 14th 07:40)

Temporarily detained, interviewed/ summoned124 persons(released/safe now)

96 Lawyers: 

  1. Zhang Weiyu (Shangdong, arrested at Beijing Fengrui Law Firm)
  2. Zuo Peisheng (Beijing, held under control at Fengrui Law Firm)
  3. Jiang Tianyong (Beijing) 
  4. Ni Yulan (Beijing, police went to warn her at home on 12th at 13:47)
  5. Zhang Kai (Beijing)
  6. Liu Xiaoyuan (Beijing, Fengrui Law Firm, suspected of being held under control since 10th July 23:00, returned home now)
  7. Cheng Hai (Beijing, interviewed on 13th by police)
  8. Liu Lianhe (Tianjin)
  9. Ma Wei (Tianjin, interviwed on 10th July)
  10. Li Weida (Hebei Tangshan)
  11. Liang Lanxin (Hebei Tangshan)
  12. Ji Laisong (Henan)
  13. Ren Quanniu (Henan)
  14. Meng Meng (Henan)
  15. Ma Lianshun (Henan)
  16. Chang Boyang (Henan, returned home on 12th 02:00)
  17. Zhang Junjie (Henan)
  18. Miao Jie (Henan)
  19. Liu Weiguo (Shandong)
  20. Liu Shuqing (Shandong, interviewed on 13th)
  21. Shu Xiangxin (Shandong)
  22. Xu Hongwei (Shandong)
  23. Fu Yonggang (Shandong)
  24. Wang Yuqin (Shandong)
  25. Xiong Dongmei (Shandong)
  26. Liu Jinxiang (Shandong)
  27. Wang Xueming (Shandong)
  28. Xiong Wei (Shandong)
  29. Li Jinxing (Shandong)
  30. Zhang Hai (Shandong)
  31. Feng Yanqiang (Shandong)
  32. Xu Guijuan (Shandong, interviewed in the afternoon of 12th)
  33. Zhao Yonglin (Shandong, interviewed on 13th)
  34. Wang Qiushi (Heilongjiang)
  35. Zhang Xuezhong (Shanghai)
  36. Li Tiantian (Shanghai)
  37. Xue Rongmin (Shanghai)
  38. Qin Lei (Shanghai)
  39. Zhong Jinhu (Shanghai, interviewed 14th 01:40)
  40. Liu Shihui (Guangdong lawyer, taken away in Shanghai on 11th noon, released on 12th 18:00)
  41. Zhang Lei (interviewed in Suzhou on 11th, taken to Zhangsha South Railway Station Police Station on 12th 22:20, released at 00:40)
  42. Wang Cheng (Hangzhou, sent out message on 12th 23:08 saying that he is safe, summoned for 21 hours for picking quarrels and provoking troubles)
  43. Zhuang Daohe (Zhe Jiang, to be interviewed on July 14th)
  44. Chen Zongyao (Chen Chen, Zhejiang)
  45. Yuan Yulai (Zhejiang)
  46. Lu Zhoubin (Zhejiang)
  47. Wang Liao(Zhejiang, interviewed on 13th noon
  48. Wang Wanqiong (Sichuan)
  49. Yu Quan (Sichuan)
  50. You Feizhu (Chongqing)
  51. Fu Jianbo (Chongqing)
  52. He Wei (Chongqing)
  53. You Zhonghong (Chongqing)
  54. Zhang Tingyuan (Chongqing)
  55. Lei Dengfeng (Chongqing)
  56. Huang Simin (Hubei, interviewed on 12th at 23:00, released on 13th 01:40)
  57. Hu Linzheng (Hunan, released on 12th 06:00, phone was installed with app by the authority)
  58. Wen Donghai (Hunan,taken away on 12th around 19:00, with summon, suspicion of picking quarrels and provoking troubles, released on 13th around 02:00)
  59. Guo Xiongwei (Hunan)
  60. Chen Nanshi (Hunan)
  61. Wang Haijun (Hunan, interviewed twice on 13th)
  62. Shi Fulong (Hunan)
  63. Yang Jinzhu (Hunan)
  64. Yang Xuan (Hunan)
  65. Zhang Zhongshi (Hunan)
  66. Luo Qian (Hunan)
  67. Lu Fangzhi (Hunan)
  68. Zhang Yujuan (Hunan)
  69. Jiang Yongji (Gansu)
  70. Ceng Weichang (Yuannan)
  71. Liu Wenhua (Yuannan)
  72. Yang Mingkua (Yuannan)
  73. Wang Zongyue (Guizhou)
  74. Li Guisheng (Guizhou)
  75. Zhou Lixin (Guizhou, Fengrui Law Firm, taken to Guiyang Police Station on 12th 16:00, now released)
  76. Zou Lihui (Fujian)
  77. Liu Zhengqing (Guangdong)
  78. Wu Kuiming (Guangdong)
  79. Ge Yongxi (Guangdong, taken away by police on 11th at 21:20, released on 12th at 01:56)
  80. Chen Wuquan (Guangdong)
  81. Wang Quanping (Guangdong, taken to detention centre on 12th at 01:00, released at 02:00)
  82. Ge Wenxiu (Guangdong, on 11th at 22:57 sent out message saying that bandits broke his door)
  83. Chen Keyun (Guangdong,interviewed on 13th 17:00)
  84. Chen Jinxue (Guangdong, interviewed on 13th)
  85. Xie Yanyi (Guangdong, interviewed on 10th afternoon)
  86. Wu Zhenqi (Guangdong)
  87. Cui Xiaoping (Shenzhen)
  88. Xu Dejun (Shenzhen)
  89. Zhu Jinhui (Shenzhen)
  90. Pang Kun (Shenzhen, taken to Luo Gang Police Station on 13th 16:00, released on 14th 00:15)
  91. Tan Yongpei (Guangxi)
  92. Zhang Jiankang (Shanxi)
  93. Li Fangping (Beijing, taken away for the second time in Jiangxi Pingxiang on 12th at 07:30, returned home at 21:30)
  94. Li Yuhan (Liaoning)
  95. Chen Jiangang (Beijing)
  96. Chen Xuemei (Fujian, interviewed on 13th)


28 Others (non-lawyer)

  1. Zhou Qing (Beijing, driver of Fengrui Law Firm)
  2.  You Yuping (volunteer of Xiyuan Action, Beijing)
  3. Bao Mengmeng (Wang Yu's son, Beijing)
  4. Feng Bin (Beijing, held under control at Fengrui Law Firm)
  5. Yuan Li (Beijing,taken away for interview on 10th noon, released at 21:00, questioned about Laomu)
  6. Jia Qi (Beiing, Kao La's roommate, taken away on 10th, released on same day)
  7. Zheng Jianhui (Tianjin, taken away at 16 12th, released on 1am 13th)
  8. Lan Wuyou (Henan)
  9. Hou Shuai (Henan)
  10. Lu Qiumei (Shandong, summoned on 12th at 13:00)
  11. Li Fawang (Shanxi, taken away on 11th 04:00, released on 13th 11:00)
  12. Li Dawei (Gansu)
  13. Yufu (Wang Fulei, Shenzhen, was taken away in Shanghai, now safe)
  14. Lu Zhenping (Jiangsu Nantong, interviewed on 13th)
  15. Shan Lihua (Jiangsu Nantong, interviewed on 13th)
  16. Qu Hua (Jiangsu Nantong, interviewed on 13th)
  17. Zhang Xiuqin (Jiangsu Nantong, interviewed on 13th)
  18. Hu Cheng (Jiangzu Changsu, interviewed on 13th)
  19. Gu Xiaofeng (Jiangzu Changsu, interviewed on 13th)
  20. Zhen Jianghua (Guangdong, taken away at 21:20 10th, released on 3am 11th )
  21. Xiao Yuhui (Guangdong)
  22. Wang Aizhong (Guangzhou, interviewed on 13th 16:30, released at around 20:00)
  23. Chen Ronggao (Zuixialaogao, Guangzhou, interviewed on 13th 15:00, returned home at night)
  24. Li Xiaolong (Guangdong, taken away in Zhuhai on 13th 17:30, relased at 20:00) 
  25. You Jingyou (Fujian, interviewed on 13th afternoon)
  26. Ou Biaofeng (Hunan, interviewed first time on 11th night, interviewed again on 13th 16:00, taken to police station for statement, returned home at 20:30)
  27. Jiang Chun (Jiangsu, interviewed on 14th 15:00)
  28. Li Xuehui (Beijing, second interview)

Search and Confiscation

  1. Fengrui Law Firm
  2. Lawyer Li Jinxing's office (NGO Xiyuan Action Office)
  3. Lawyer Li Heping's office in Beijing


Statistics by Region  (ArrestedInterviewed)

Beijing 27  (12/15)

Tianjin 4 (1/3)

Hebei 2 (0/2)

Henan 9 (0/9)

Guangdong 20 (1/19)

Guangxi 1 (0/1)

Hubei 1 (0/1)

Hunan 15 (2/13)

Shanxi 1 (0/1)

Shandong 18 (2/16)

Heilongjiang 1 (0/1)

Gansu 2 (0/2)

Yunnan 3 (0/3)

Guizhou 4 (1/3)

Fujian 3 (0/3)

Jiangxi 1 (0/1)

Anhui 1 (0/1)

Shanxi 1 (0/1)

Liaoning 2 (1/1)

Shanghai 8 (1/7)

Jiangsu 8 (0/8)

Zhejiang 6 (0/6)

Sichuan 3 (1/2)

Chongqing 6 (0/6)


[1] Criminal Detention: The names in this list are all criminally detained but their locations and charges are unknown. According to China’s Criminal Procedural Law, when police detains someone, they have to present a warrant. They should immediately send the detainee to the detention centre within 24 hours. Unless the family cannot be notified or the detainee is in suspicion of endangering national security crimes, terrorist activities and such notification would impede the investigation, within 24 hours, the family of the detainee should be notified. If the circumstances that would impede the investigation has stopped, the family of the detainee should be immediately notified.

[2] “Residential surveillance" is prescribed in the PRC criminal procedure law (CPL, articles 64, 69, 72-75). Article 73 of the CPL states that “Residential confinement shall be executed at the residence of a criminal suspect or defendant; or may be executed at a designated residence if the criminal suspect or defendant has no fixed residence. Where execution of residential confinement at the residence of a criminal suspect or defendant in a case regarding compromising national security, terrorist activities, or extraordinarily significant bribery may obstruct criminal investigation, it may be executed at a designated residence with the approval of the people's procuratorate or public security authority at the next higher level. However, residential confinement may not be executed at a place of custody or a place specially used for handling cases.” According to our experience, the coercive measures would lead to torture easily.