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As of 19:00 16 July 2015, 215 lawyers/ law firm staff/human right activists have been detained/ arrested/ incommunicado/ summoned/ restricted freedom temporarily

As of 19:00 16 July 2015, 215 lawyers/ law firm staff/human right activists have been detained/ arrested/ incommunicado/ summoned/ restricted freedom temporarily

Last Update:16th July 19:00

Criminally detained[1] /under residential surveillance[2] (in the current cases, they are secretly detained​) [11 persons] 

9 Lawyers:

  1. Wang Yu (Beijing, Fengrui Law Firm, taken away on 9th July 04:00, incommunicado for over 7 days, criminally detained) 
  2. Zhou Shifeng (Beijing, Fengrui Law Firm, taken away on 10th July 07:30, incommunicado for over 6 days, criminally detained) 
  3. Wang Quanzhang (Beijing, Fengrui Law Firm, incommunicado since 10th July 13:00, already 6 days, criminally detained) 
  4. Huang Liqun (Beijing, Fengrui Law Firm, incommunicado since 10th July 08:30, already 6 days, criminally detained) 
  5. Bao Longjun (Beijing, legal activist, Wang Yu's husband, incommunicado since 9th July 03:00, already 7 days, criminally detained)
  6. Liu Sixin (Beijing, legal activist, Fengrui Law Firm administrative assistant, incommunicado since 10th July 08:45, already 6 days, criminally detained)
  7. Sui Muqing (Guangzhou, taken away on 10th July 23:40, incommunicado for over 6 days, under residential surveillance for charges of inciting subversion of state power)
  8. Xie Yang (Hunan, taken away on 11th July 05:40, incommunicado for over 5 days, under residential surveillance for charge of inciting subversion of state power)
  9. Chen Taihe (Guangxi, criminally detained for charges of picking quarrels and provoking troubles on 13th July, incommunicado for over 3 days, detained in Guilin 2nd Detention Centre; first meeting with lawyer Qin Yongpei on 16th afternoon)

2 Others (non-lawyers):

  1. Ge Ping (Gou Hongguo, Tianjin, taken away by the police on 10th morning, incommunicado for over 6 days, under residential surveillance for charges of picking quarrels and provoking troubles, family received detention notification on 16th morning, whereabouts unknown)
  2. Jiang Jianjun (Liaoning Dalian, criminally detained on 12th for picking quarrels and provoking troubles, incommunicado for over 4 days)


Enforced disappearance/incommunicado [14 persons]

5 Lawyers:

  1. Li Shuyun (Beijing, Fengrui Law Firm, taken away on 10th July 11:30, forced disappeared, disappeared for over 6 days)
  2. Li Heping (Beijing, taken away on 10th July 14:00, disappeared for over 6 days)
  3. Xie Yanyi (Beijing, questioned on 10th afternoon, forced disappeared from afternoon on 12th July after meeting with Beijing national security agents, already 4 days) 
  4. Zheng Enchong (Shanghai, his home was raided on 11th noon, then taken away, disappeared for over 5 days)
  5. Liu Yingxin (Hubei, younger brother of lawyer Liu Sixin, incommunicado since 16th)

9 Others (non-lawyers):

  1. Wang Fang (Beijing, accountant of Fengrui Law Firm, forced disappeared since 10th July 08:30, already 6 days)
  2. Kao La (Zhao Wei, Beijing, Li Heping's assistant, taken away on 10th July 17:00, disappeared for over 6 days)
  3. Lao Mu (Liu Yongping, Beijing, confirmed arrest on 10th, disappeared for over 6 days)
  4. Hu Shigen (Beijing, forced disappeared since 10th, already 6 days)
  5. Guo Yuhao (Beijing, arrested on 14th July, already 2 days)
  6. Monk Wang Yun (Lin Bin) (take away on 10th noon at Sichuan Chengdu airport, disappeared for over 6 days)
  7. Gong Lei (Shandong, taken away on 13th, disappeared for over 3 days)
  8. Huang Yanming (Guizhou, taken away on 14th 07:40, disappeared for over 2 days)
  9. Quan Yushun (Heilongjiang, mother of Xu Chunhe, report from 15th indicated that Quan was taken away by police from nursing home and being detained)


Temporarily detained, forcibly questioned/ summoned190 persons(released/safe now)

111 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, questioned on 13th 12:30 by police outside the court)
  8. Liu Lianhe (Tianjin)
  9. Ma Wei (Tianjin, interviwed on 10th July)
  10. Li Weida (Tangshan, Hebei, summoned at 22:30 on 10th, released at 19:00 on 11th)
  11. Liang Lanxin (Tangshan, Hebei, summoned at 22:30 on 10th, released at 19:00 on 11th)
  12. Yao Minfu (Tangshan, Hebei, questioned on 15th 14:30, released at 17:00)
  13. Ji Laisong (Henan)
  14. Ren Quanniu (Henan)
  15. Meng Meng (Henan)
  16. Ma Lianshun (Henan)
  17. Chang Boyang (Henan, returned home on 12th 02:00)
  18. Zhang Junjie (Henan)
  19. Miao Jie (Henan)
  20. Liu Weiguo (Shandong)
  21. Shu Xiangxin (Shandong, police came to him twice on 14th)
  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, questioned in the afternoon of 12th)
  33. Zhao Yonglin (Shandong, questioned on 13th)
  34. Xu Zhong (Shandong)
  35. Liu Jinbin (Shandong)
  36. Liu Shuqing (Shandong, questioned on 13th, and again on 14th afternoon; on 16th, being taken to police station on his way to represent the case of lawyer Li Heping, forbidden to represent that case)
  37. Wang Qiushi (Heilongjiang)
  38. Zhang Xuezhong (Shanghai)
  39. Li Tiantian (Shanghai)
  40. Xue Rongmin (Shanghai)
  41. Qin Lei (Shanghai)
  42. Zhong Jinhua (Shanghai, questioned on 14th, and again on 17th)
  43. Wang Weihua (Shanghai, questioned on 15th)
  44. Liu Shihui (Guangdong lawyer, taken away in Shanghai on 11th noon, released on 12th 18:00)
  45. Zhang Lei (questioned in Suzhou on 11th, taken to Zhangsha South Railway Station Police Station on 12th 22:20, released at 00:40)
  46. Wang Cheng (Hangzhou, first questioned on 11th; questioned again on 12th, summoned for 21 hours for picking quarrels and provoking troubles; refused third summon by the police)
  47. Zhuang Daohe (Zhe Jiang, to be questioned on July 14th)
  48. Chen Zongyao (Chen Chen, Zhejiang)
  49. Yuan Yulai (Zhejiang)
  50. Lv Zhoubin (Zhejiang)
  51. Wang Liao(Zhejiang, questioned by national security agent on 13th noon)
  52. Zhou Wei (Zhejiang, questioned on 16th afternoon)
  53. Wang Wanqiong (Sichuan)
  54. Yu Quan (Sichuan)
  55. Fu Jianbo (Chongqing)
  56. He Wei (Chongqing)
  57. You Zhonghong (Chongqing, elder brother of lawyer You Feizhu, summoned on 14th morning, released in the afternoon)
  58. Zhang Tingyuan (Chongqing)
  59. Lei Dengfeng (Chongqing)
  60. You Feizhu (Chongqing, taken away on 14th morning, released at 20:55)
  61. Huang Simin (Hubei, questioned on 12th at 23:00, released on 13th 01:40)
  62. Hu Linzheng (Hunan, released on 12th 06:00, phone was installed with app by the authority)
  63. 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)
  64. Guo Xiongwei (Hunan)
  65. Chen Nanshi (Hunan)
  66. Wang Haijun (Hunan, questioned twice on 13th)
  67. Shi Fulong (Hunan)
  68. Yang Jinzhu (Hunan, summoned for the fourth time on 15th, previously on 11th in early morning and at 14:00, as well as on 14th 10:25)
  69. Yang Xuan (Hunan)
  70. Zhang Zhongshi (Hunan)
  71. Luo Qian (Hunan)
  72. Lv Fangzhi (Hunan)
  73. Zhang Yujuan (Hunan)
  74. Cai Ying (Hunan, questioned on 14th, asked about Xie Yang; later being warned again as a result of defending for lawyer Li Heping)
  75. Long Langben (Hunan, questioned on 14th)
  76. Jiang Yongji (Gansu)
  77. Ceng Weichang (Yuannan)
  78. Liu Wenhua (Yuannan)
  79. Yang Mingkua (Yuannan)
  80. Wang Zongyue (Guizhou, questioned for the second time on 16th afternoon)
  81. Li Guisheng (Guizhou)
  82. Zhou Lixin (Guizhou, Fengrui Law Firm, taken to Guiyang Police Station on 12th 16:00, now released)
  83. Chen Jianguo (Guizhou, questioned on 14th)
  84. Zou Lihui (Fujian)
  85. Chen Xuemei (Fujian, questioned on 13th)
  86. Liu Zhengqing (Guangdong)
  87. Wu Kuiming (Guangdong, questioned by police in his office on 15th)
  88. Ge Yongxi (Guangdong, taken away by police on 11th at 21:20, released on 12th at 01:56)
  89. Chen Wuquan (Guangdong, police looked for him on 14th 01:40)
  90. Ge Wenxiu (Guangdong, questioned on 11th and 13th, warned by the national security agents for the third time on 15th)
  91. Chen Keyun (Guangdong,questioned on 13th 17:00)
  92. Chen Jinxue (Guangdong, questioned on 13th and 14th afternoon; questioned for the third time on 16th 12:00)
  93. Wu Zhenqi (Guangdong)
  94. Wang Quanping (Guangdong, questioned on 12th and 14th)
  95. Wen Yu (Guangdong, questioned on 13th)
  96. Sun Shihua (wife of lawyer Sui Muqing, Guangdong, requested by national security agents to write a letter to persuade Sui Muqing to plead guilty)
  97. Cui Xiaoping (Shenzhen)
  98. Xu Dejun (Shenzhen)
  99. Zhu Jinhui (Shenzhen)
  100. Pang Kun (Shenzhen, taken to Luo Gang Police Station on 13th 16:00, released on 14th 00:15)
  101. Qin Yongpei (Guangxi)
  102. Yang Zaixin (Guangxi, National Security came to his home on 14th)
  103. Wu Hui (Guangxi, received request for questioning on 14th)
  104. Wu Liangshu (Guangxi, questioned on 16th morning)
  105. Huang Chaohui (Guangxi, received request for questioning on 14th)
  106. Qin Chenshou (Guangxi, questioned on 16th)
  107. Pang Xinxiang (Guangxi, received request for questioning on 15th)
  108. Zhang Jiankang (Shanxi)
  109. Li Fangping (Beijing, taken away for the second time in Jiangxi Pingxiang on 12th at 07:30, returned home at 21:30)
  110. Li Yuhan (Liaoning)
  111. Chen Jiangang (Beijing)


79 Others (non-lawyers)

  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 questioning 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. Li Xuehui (Beijing, questioned twice on 10th and 13th, questioned for the third time on 16th 10:59)
  8. Li Xiaoling (Beijing, was searched by the Zhuhai national security agents for questioning on 15th, searched by national security agents at the home of another person on 16th early morning, currently safe)
  9. Du Yanlin (Beijing, taken to police station on 14th 16:00, released on 19:00)
  10. Wu Wenjian(Beijing)
  11. Xiang Li (Beijing, questioned for 6 hours on 12th afternoon)
  12. Tian Weidong (net-name Jin Youyuan, Beijing, summoned on 14th for picking quarrels and proviking troubles)
  13. Lv Shang (Beijing, questioned on 15th)
  14. Li Maizi (Beijing, questioned by police on 15th)
  15. Wang Peng (Beijing, questioned twice, threatened by national security agents to be sent to mental hospital)
  16. Xu Yonghai (Beijing, member of house church, questioned by police on 16th)
  17. Zheng Jianhui (Tianjin, taken away by police on 12th 16:00 till 13th 04:00)
  18. Lan Wuyou (Henan)
  19. Hou Shuai (Henan)
  20. Yue San (Henan, questioned on 15th 1800 – 1900)
  21. Lu Qiumei (Shandong, summoned on 12th at 13:00)
  22. Xu Zhihan (Shandong Jinan, was taken away Jinan to Henan from on 11th at 04:55, released on 14th 10:30)
  23. Li Xiangyang (Shandong, taken away for fraud on 15th 01:00, interrogated until 18:00)
  24. Ding Yu’e (Shandong, questioned on 15th 15:55)
  25. Li Fawang (Shanxi, taken away on 11th 04:00, released on 13th 11:00)
  26. Li Dawei (Gansu)
  27. Yufu (Wang Fulei, Shenzhen, was taken away in Shanghai, now safe)
  28. Yang Qinheng (Shanghai, taken away on 14th 10:15, released at 20:30)
  29. Wang Fazhan (Dangshan, Shanghai, taken away on 14th 12:10, released on 16:05)
  30. Zhou Guozhun (Shanghai, pastor, questioned on 16th)
  31. Li Xuezheng (Shanghai, questioned on 15th afternoon)
  32. Ren Naijun (Shanghai, taken away on 12th, released)
  33. Lu Zhenping (Nantong, Jiangsu, questioned on 13th)
  34. Shan Lihua (Nantong, Jiangsu, questioned on 14th, and again on 15th 16:30)
  35. Qu Hua (Nantong, Jiangsu, questioned on 13th)
  36. Zhang Xiuqin (Nantong, Jiangsu, questioned on 13th)
  37. Ji Hongbing (Nantong, Jiangsu, questioned on 16th)
  38. Han Lei (Nantong, Jiangsu, questioned on 16th)
  39. Hu Cheng (Jiangzu Changsu, questioned on 13th)
  40. Gu Xiaofeng (Jiangzu Changsu, questioned on 13th 17:30 – 19:30)
  41. Jiang Chun (Xu Zhengbiao, Jiangsu Nanjing, questioned on 14th 15:00)
  42. Xu Juan (Nanjing, Jiangsu, summoned on 13th)
  43. Ge Jueping (Ben Bo, Jiansu Suzhou, surrounded by police at home on 14th 13:00, and again on 15th, but not taken away)
  44. Lu Guoying (Suzhou, Jiangsu, wife of Ge Jueping, being kept at home from 14th to 16th)
  45. Pan Lu (Suzhou, Jiangsu, questioned by national security agents on 14th)
  46. Wang Mingxian (Suzhou, Jiangsu, taken away on 14th 17:30, released at 22:30)
  47. Xu Wenshi (Suzhou, Jiangsu, questioned on 12th and 13th)
  48. Yao Qin (Suzhou, Jiangsu, taken away on 14th 17:30, released at 22:34)
  49. Wang Xiaoli (Changzhou, Jiangsu, questioned on 14th 21:00)
  50. Ding Hongfen (Wuxi, Jiangsu, taken away on 15th 16:40, released on 16th 15:30)
  51. Zhen Jianghua (Guangdong, taken away at 21:20 10th, released on 3am 11th )
  52. Xiao Yuhui (Guangzhou, Guangdong, questioned twice on 13th and 14th)
  53. Wang Aizhong (Guangzhou, questioned on 13th 16:30, released at around 20:00)
  54. Chen Ronggao (Zuixialaogao, Guangzhou, questioned on 13th 15:00, returned home at night)​
  55. Jia Pin (Guangzhou, Guangdong, questioned on 15th 11:00, forcibly expelled from Guangdong)
  56. Yuan Guozhi (Guangdong)
  57. Wu Bin (net-name Xiucai Jianghu, Guangzhou, Guangdong, repatriated by Zhejiang national security agents from Guangzhou to Zhejiang on 15th and beaten up; being questioned for one day at police station on 16th)
  58. Huang Yijie (Guangzhou, Guangdong, taken away on 14th 17:37, released at 21:00, warrant available)
  59. Xu Xiangrong (Guangzhou, Guangdong, questioned on 14th, ended at 18:00)
  60. Liu Hui (Guangzhou, Guangdong, forcibly repatriated to Shaanxi on 13th 22:00)
  61. Huang Shaoyun (Shaoyang, Hunan, questioned on 16th in Shenzhen, Guangdong)
  62. Huang Yuzhang (Guangxi, taken away by police on 14th 19:30. Released at 23:30)
  63. Su Shaoliang (Guangxi, questioned at police station on 15th 12:15 – 15:30)
  64. Tan Aijun (Guangxi, questioned on 15th at around 16:00, released on 16th 01:00)
  65. Mo Qianli (Guangxi)
  66. Zhou Shichen (Guangxi)
  67. Zhang Wei (Guangxi, questioned on 16th morning)
  68. Luo Ming (Guangxi, questioned on 15th 01:00, with a warrant, released)
  69. Duan Qixian (Guangxi, summoned from 15th 17:00 to 16th 02:00 for picking quarrels and provoking troubles)
  70. You Jingyou (Fujian, questioned on 13th afternoon)
  71. You Minglei (Fujian, questioned at home on 13th 15:00 – 17:00)
  72. Dai Zhenya (Fujian, questioned at police station on 12th 20:20 – 21:40)
  73. Pan Xidian (Fujian, questioned on 12th, returned at midnight, questioned again on 14th)
  74. You Jinxu (Fujian, question at police station on 13th 14:!5 – 17:30)
  75. Ou Biaofeng (Hunan, questioned on 13th 16:00, taken to police station for statement, returned home at 20:30, questioned again later)
  76. Huang Zhiping (net-name Huang Yijian, Hunan, questioned on 14th night)
  77. Wei Defeng (Lawyer Xie Yang's assistant, Hunan, taken away on 11th 05:40, released)
  78. Li Zhengran (Hunan, taken away on 16th)
  79. Xu Xilian (Jiangxi, questioned on 11th)


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  (ArrestedQuestioned)
Beijing 37 (14/23)
Guangdong 27 (1/26)
Shandong 22 (1/21)
Hunan 19 (1/18)
Jiangsu 19 (0/19)
Guangxi 16 (1/15)
Shanghai 14 (1/13)
Henan 10 (0/10)
Fujian 7 (0/7)
Zhejiang 7 (0/7)
Chongqing 6 (0/6)
Guizhou 5 (1/4)
Tianjin 4 (1/3)
Hebei 3 (0/3)
Sichuan 3 (1/2)
Yunnan 3 (0/3)
Gansu 2 (0/2)
Jiangxi 2 (0/2)
Liaoning 2 (1/1)
Hubei 2 (1/1)
Heilongjiang 2 (1/1)
Anhui 1 (0/1)
Shanxi 1 (0/1)
Shaanxi 1(0/1)




[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.