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Portraits of Defenders
Zhao Wei  赵威

Zhao Wei 赵威

Jan 29, 2016 ⋅ Zhao Wei  赵威 Crime: Subversion of state power Length of Punishment: N/A Court: N/A Trial Date: N/A Sentencing Date: N/A Dates of Detention/Arrest: July 10, 2015 (detained); January 8, 2016 (arrested) Place of Incarceration: Tianjin No. 1 Detention Center Background Zhao Wei, also known by her screen name Kaola (考拉), is an assistant for lawyer Li Heping...

Select Profiles of Prisoners of Conscience

Jan 24, 2016 ⋅ 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 12/31/2015)

Deprivation of Liberty and Torture/Other Mistreatment of Human Rights Defenders in China (Partial data, updated 12/31/2015)

Jan 24, 2016 ⋅ 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, 2015, the data include records on approximately 704 new cases from 2015. The data is based on reports by human rights organizations working...
Wang Quanzhang 王全璋

Wang Quanzhang 王全璋

Jan 22, 2016 ⋅ Wang Quanzhang 王全璋 Crime: Subversion of state power Length of Punishment: N/A Court: N/A Trial Date: N/A Sentencing Date: N/A Dates of Detention/Arrest: July 10, 2015 (detained); January 8, 2016 (arrested) Place of Incarceration: Tianjin No. 2 Detention Center Background Wang Quanzhang, a lawyer with Fengrui Law Firm in Beijing, was taken into police custody on July 10...
Hu Shigen 胡石根

Hu Shigen 胡石根

Jan 22, 2016 ⋅ Hu Shigen 胡石根 Crime: Subversion of state power Length of Punishment: N/A Court: N/A Trial Date: N/A Sentencing Date: N/A/ Dates of Detention/Arrest: July 10, 2015 (detained); January 8, 2016 (arrested) Place of Incarceration: Tianjin No. 1 Detention Center  Background Beijing-based dissident and activist, Hu Shigen (胡石根), was arrested on January 8, 2016, on suspicion...
Gou Hongguo 勾洪国

Gou Hongguo 勾洪国

Jan 22, 2016 ⋅ Gou Hongguo 勾洪国 Crime: Subversion of state power Length of Punishment: N/A Court: N/A Trial Date: N/A Sentencing Date: N/A/ Dates of Detention/Arrest: July 10, 2015 (detained); January 8, 2016 (arrested)  Place of Incarceration: Tianjin No. 1 Detention Center  Background Beijing-based activist Gou Hongguo (also known as Ge Ping, 戈平) was seized from his home...
Liu Yongping (刘永平)

Liu Yongping (刘永平)

Jan 22, 2016 ⋅ A group of unidentified men seized Beijing-based activist Liu Yongping (also known as Lao Mu, 老木) from his home on July 10, 2015, the same day activists Hu Shigen (胡石根) and Gou Hongguo (勾洪国) were seized. All three had planned to attend the same underground church gathering that day.
Shu Xiangxin (舒向新)

Shu Xiangxin (舒向新)

Jan 22, 2016 ⋅ Seized and formally arrested by Ji’nan City Public Security Bureau on January 2, 2016, human rights lawyer Shu Xiangxin was abruptly tried and sentenced six days later. His lawyers were not allowed into the courtroom for the hearing, which lasted just 30 minutes before a guilty verdict was announced. Police blocked supporters from attending the...
Zhou Shifeng (周世锋)

Zhou Shifeng (周世锋)

Jan 22, 2016 ⋅ Lawyer Zhou Shifeng, the director of Beijing Fengrui Law Firm, was detained in July 2015 during a nationwide crackdown on human rights lawyers that particularly targeted his firm. Police initially took Zhou into custody on July 10 at a hotel in Songzhuang, on the outskirts of Beijing, where Zhou had gone to welcome the release...
Mi Chongbiao (糜崇标) & Li Kezhen (李克珍)

Mi Chongbiao (糜崇标) & Li Kezhen (李克珍)

Nov 6, 2015 ⋅ Mi Chongbiao 糜崇标 & Li Kezhen 李克珍 Crime: N/A Length of Punishment: N/A Court: N/A Trial Date: N/A Sentencing Date: N/A Dates of Detention/Arrest: June 2013 Place of Incarceration: illegal house arrest Background Information Mi Chongbiao and his wife, Li Kezhen (李克珍), have been held under illegal house arrest since June 2013 in Guiyang City,...
Tang Zhishun (唐志顺)

Tang Zhishun (唐志顺)

Oct 15, 2015 ⋅ Beijing-based activist Tang Zhishun disappeared on October 6, 2015, in Mong La, Myanmar, along with fellow activist Xing Qingxian (幸清贤) and Bao Zhuoxuan (包卓轩), the 16-year old son of detained lawyers Wang Yu (王宇) and Bao Longjun (包龙军).
Xing Qingxian (幸清贤)

Xing Qingxian (幸清贤)

Oct 14, 2015 ⋅ Chengdu-based activist Xing Qingxian disappeared on October 6, 2015, in Mong La, Myanmar, along with fellow activist Tang Zhishun (唐志顺) and Bao Zhuoxuan (包卓轩), the 16-year old son of detained lawyers Wang Yu (王宇) and Bao Longjun (包龙军).