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Prisoners of Conscience

Select Profiles of Prisoners of Conscience

May 20, 2014 ⋅ CHRD profiles selected individuals who have been sent to prison or Re-education through Labor in retaliation for their human rights activism or exercising their universal rights. Some of them have already been released.
Deprivation of Liberty and Torture/Other Mistreatment of Human Rights Defenders in China (Partial data, updated 12/31/2014)

Deprivation of Liberty and Torture/Other Mistreatment of Human Rights Defenders in China (Partial data, updated 12/31/2014)

Feb 3, 2015 ⋅ CHRD has released partial data on human rights defenders (HRDs) who have been detained or subjected to torture and other forms of mistreatment since January 1, 2012. Compiling information through December 31, 2014, the data include records on approximately 250 new cases since September 30, 2014. The data is based on reports by human rights...
Prisoner of Conscience – Kou Yanding

Prisoner of Conscience – Kou Yanding

Feb 16, 2015 ⋅ Kou Yanding寇延丁 (Released) Crime: Creating a disturbance Length of Punishment: N/A Court: N/A Trial Date: N/A Sentencing Date: N/A Dates of Detention/Arrest: October 9, 2014 (detained); February 14, 2014 (released) Place of Incarceration: Haidian District Detention Center (Beijing Municipality) Background Beijing police seized writer and activist Kou Yanding (寇延丁) from a train en route to Shanxi...
Prisoner of Conscience – Xia Lin

Prisoner of Conscience – Xia Lin

Feb 16, 2015 ⋅ Xia Lin夏霖 Crime: Fraud Length of Punishment: N/A Court: N/A Trial Date: N/A Sentencing Date: N/A Dates of Detention/Arrest: November 8, 2014 (detained) Place of Incarceration: Beijing No. 1 Detention Center Background Defense lawyer Xia Lin (夏霖), a colleague of prominent human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang (浦志强) at Huayi Law Firm in Beijing, was summoned by...
Prisoner of Conscience – Yu Shiwen

Prisoner of Conscience – Yu Shiwen

Feb 16, 2015 ⋅ Yu Shiwen于世文 Crime: Creating a disturbance Length of Punishment: N/A Court: N/A Trial Date: N/A Sentencing Date: N/A Dates of Detention/Arrest: May 27, 2014 (detained); July 2, 2014 (arrested) Place of Incarceration: Zhengzhou City No. 3 Detention Center (Henan Province) Background Yu Shiwen (于世文) and his wife, Chen Wei (陈卫), were disappeared on May 23, 2014,...
Prisoner of Conscience – Tie Liu

Prisoner of Conscience – Tie Liu

Jan 30, 2015 ⋅ Tie Liu 铁流 Crime: “Illegal business activity” Length of Punishment: N/A Court: N/A Trial Date: N/A Sentencing Date: N/A Dates of Detention/Arrest: September 14, 2014 (detained); October 23, 2014 (arrested) Place of Incarceration: Chengdu City Detention Center (Sichuan Province) Background Beijing police summoned 82-year old writer Tie Liu (real name Huang Zerong 黄泽荣) from his home...
Prisoner of Conscience – Wang Zang

Prisoner of Conscience – Wang Zang

Jan 30, 2015 ⋅ Wang Zang 王藏 Crime: Creating a disturbance Length of Punishment: N/A Court: N/A Trial Date: N/A Sentencing Date: N/A Dates of Detention/Arrest: October 1, 2014 (detained); November 6, 2014 (arrested) Place of Incarceration: Tongzhou District Detention Center (Beijing Municipality) Background More than a dozen Beijing police officers took away artist and poet Wang Zang (王藏) in...
Prisoner of Conscience – Guo Yushan

Prisoner of Conscience – Guo Yushan

Jan 30, 2015 ⋅ Guo Yushan 郭玉闪   Crime: Illegal business activity Length of Punishment: N/A Court: N/A Trial Date: N/A Sentencing Date: N/A Dates of Detention/Arrest: October 9, 2014 (detained); January 3, 2015 (arrested) Place of Incarceration: Beijing No. 1 Detention Center (Beijing Municipality) Background In the early morning of October 9, 2014, Beijing police summoned Guo Yushan...
Prisoner of Conscience – Li Dongmei & Jiang Liuyong

Prisoner of Conscience – Li Dongmei & Jiang Liuyong

Dec 24, 2014 ⋅ Jiang Liuyong 姜流勇 & Li Dongmei 李冬梅 Crime: Creating a disturbance Length of Punishment: N/A Court: N/A Trial Date: N/A Sentencing Date: N/A Dates of Detention/Arrest: September 30, 2014 (detained); November 6, 2014 (arrested) Place of Incarceration: Fengtai District Detention Center (Beijing Municipality) Background Police summoned and later detained Beijing-based activists Li Dongmei and her husband, Jiang Liuyong...
Prisoner of Conscience – Jia Lingmin

Prisoner of Conscience – Jia Lingmin

Dec 24, 2014 ⋅ Jia Lingmin贾灵敏 Crime: Creating a disturbance Length of Punishment: N/A Court: N/A Trial Date: N/A Sentencing Date: N/A Dates of Detention/Arrest: May 7, 2014 (detained); May 30, 2014 (arrested) Place of Incarceration: Zhengzhou No. 3 Detention Center (Henan Province) Background Henan activist Jia Lingmin (贾灵敏) was criminally detained on suspicion of “gathering a crowd to...
Prisoner of Conscience – Han Ying

Prisoner of Conscience – Han Ying

Dec 24, 2014 ⋅ Han Ying 韩颖 Crime: Creating a disturbance Length of Punishment: N/A Court: N/A Trial Date: N/A Sentencing Date: N/A Dates of Detention/Arrest: October 1, 2014 (detained); November 6, 2014 (arrested) Place of Incarceration: Fengtai District Detention Center (Beijing Municipality) Background Police forcibly entered the home of Beijing-based housing and child rights activist Han Ying (韩颖) the...
Prisoner of Conscience – Ding Hongfen

Prisoner of Conscience – Ding Hongfen

Dec 2, 2014 ⋅ Ding Hongfen丁红芬   Crime: Intentional damage to property Length of Punishment: 21 months Court: Binhu District People’s Court (Wuxi City, Jiangsu Province) Trial Date: October 25-26, 2014 Sentencing Date: November 27, 2014 Dates of Detention/Arrest: June 23, 2013 (detained), May 29, 2014 (arrested) Place of Incarceration: Wuxi No. 2 Detention Center (Jiangsu Province) Verdict: Binhu District...