Zhang Zhan 张展

Zhang Zhan 张展

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Shanghai police criminally detained citizen journalist and activist Zhang Zhan (张展) on May 15, 2020, on suspicion of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble.” She had initially gone missing on May 14 in Wuhan. On June 19, 2020, Pudong New Distict Procuratorate approved the formal arrest of Zhang. She is being (read more…)

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Chen Zhaozhi (陈兆志)

Chen Zhaozhi (陈兆志)

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Haidian District police in Beijing criminally detained Chen Zhaozhi for “fabricating and deliberately disseminating fake information” on March 11 over his online speech about the COVID-19 pandemic. Chen’s family hired a lawyer when he was first seized, but the lawyer’s requests for visit were denied until April 23, 2020. On (read more…)

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Li Qiaochu (李翘楚)

Li Qiaochu (李翘楚)

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Li Qiaochu, a Beijing activist focusing on women’s and labor rights, was taken into custody in the early morning of February 16, 2020, and then forcibly disappeared. Both her location and case details, including any criminal charges, remain unknown. Li’s case is believed to be linked to her human rights (read more…)

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Yu Wensheng  余文生

Yu Wensheng 余文生

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Police seized lawyer Yu Wensheng (余文生) outside his Beijing home on January 19, 2018, as he was taking his son to school. Yu reportedly was forced into a police vehicle after an altercation between him and at least one officer.

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Li Yuhan (李昱函)

Li Yuhan (李昱函)

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Li Yuhan (李昱函) *Under medical watch Criminal charge: “Picking quarrels and provoking trouble” & “fraud” Length of Punishment:  Court: Heping District People’s Court Trial Date: October 20, 2021 Sentencing Date:  Dates of Detention/Arrest: October 9, 2017 (detained); November 15, 2017 (formally arrested) Date of Birth: October 9, 1957 Medical conditions: Atrial (read more…)

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Huang Qi (黄琦)

Huang Qi (黄琦)

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Huang Qi 黄琦 *Under medical watch Current Detention Criminal charges: Illegally providing state secrets to foreign entities, Intentionally leaking state secrets Length of Punishment: 12 years (3 years for intentially leaking state secrets & 11 years for illegally providing state secrest to foreign entities) Court: Mianyang City Intermediate Court Trial Date: (read more…)

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Yin Xu’an (尹旭安)

Yin Xu’an (尹旭安)

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Yin Xu’an   尹旭安 *Under medical watch Current detention Crime: Picking quarrels and provoking trouble Length of Punishment: N/A Court: N/A Trial Date: N/A Sentencing Date: N/A Dates of Detention/Arrest: June 5, 2019 (criminal detention); July 11, 2019 (arrest); October 24, 2019 (indictment) Date of Birth: August 27, 1974 Medical (read more…)

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Lü Gengsong (吕耿松)

Lü Gengsong (吕耿松)

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Lü Gengsong   吕耿松 *Under medical watch Crime: Subversion of state power Length of Punishment: 11 years Court: Hangzhou City Intermediate People’s Court, Zhejiang Province Trial Date: September 29, 2015 Sentencing Date: June 14, 2016 Dates of Detention/Arrest: July 7, 2014 (detained); August 13, 2014 (arrested) Verdict: Zhejiang Province Hangzhou (read more…)

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Hu Shigen 胡石根

Hu Shigen 胡石根

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Hu Shigen 胡石根 *Under medical watch Crime: Subversion of state power Length of Punishment: 7.5 years Court: Tianjin Municipal No. 2 Intermediate People’s Court Trial Date: August 3, 2016 Sentencing Date: August 3, 2016 Dates of Detention/Arrest: July 10, 2015 (detained); January 8, 2016 (arrested) Date of Birth: November 14, (read more…)

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Ilham Tohti (伊力哈木.土赫提)

Ilham Tohti (伊力哈木.土赫提)

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Beijing police seized Ilham Tohti from his home in January 2014. He was arrested in February on a charge of “splittism” after Xinjiang authorities had held him incommunicado for weeks. In September, Ilham Tohti was tried and sentenced to life imprisonment, in a case rife with human rights and due (read more…)

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Gao Zhisheng (高智晟)

Gao Zhisheng (高智晟)

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Gao Zhisheng is a former lawyer and director of the Beijing Shengzhi Law Firm, which had its license suspended by the Beijing Bureau of Judiciary Affairs in November 2005. Gao represented defendants who were persecuted for activities tied to the banned sect Falun Gong and unofficial Christian house churches.

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