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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Chen Jieren 陈杰人

Chen Jieren 陈杰人

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Guiyang County Court in Hunan Province on April 30, 2020 convicted journalist Chen Jieren (陈杰人) of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble,” “extortion and blackmail,” “illegal business activity,” and “bribes” and handed down a 15-year prison sentence and 7.01 million RMB ($990,000 USD) fine. The case relates to Chen’s blogging on (read more…)

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Liu Yanli (刘艳丽)

Liu Yanli (刘艳丽)

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Liu Yanli, 45, was formerly an employee at a bank in Jingmen City, Hubei province and a blogger. In recent years, she has repeatedly posted comments online calling for support for the army veterans who fought during the Anti-Japan (Second World) War. She also called for disclosure of officials’ assets. (read more…)

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Zhang Jialong (张贾龙)

Zhang Jialong (张贾龙)

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Nanming District Sub-Bureau officers from Guiyang City Public Security Bureau seized former journalist Zhang Jialong from his home on August 12, 2019 and the next day put him under criminal detention on suspicion of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble.” Police formally arrested him on September 13, 2019 and Nanming District (read more…)

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Liu Jinxing (刘进兴)

Liu Jinxing (刘进兴)

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On May 28, 2019, police disappeared Liu Jinxing, aka Zhui Hun (追魂), along with five other artists in Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province, where they had gone to sell their artwork. Liu was criminally detained the next day. Police officers searched Liu’s home in Beijing on May 29, confiscating works of (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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Shen Liangqing (沈良庆)

Shen Liangqing (沈良庆)

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On May 15, 2019, Anhui police seized Shen Liangqing near his residence in the evening while he was walking his dog. Shen later told his lawyer that unknown men grabbed him and put a black hood over his head, making him believe he was being kidnapped, before police officers showed (read more…)

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Deng Chuanbin (邓传彬)

Deng Chuanbin (邓传彬)

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On May 16, 2019, Sichuan police took Deng Chuanbin (aka Huang Huang, 晃晃), from his home in the evening and criminally detained him the next day. Police detained him after he tweeted (and later deleted) a post about the upcoming June Fourth anniversary, arriving at his home just 30 minutes (read more…)

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Chen Jiahong  陈家鸿

Chen Jiahong 陈家鸿

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Chen Jiahong  陈家鸿 Crime: “Inciting subversion of state power” Length of Punishment: N/A Court: N/A Trial Date: N/A Sentencing Date: N/A Dates of Detention/Arrest: April 29, 2019 (criminal detention), unknown date (criminal indictment) Place of Incarceration: Yulin City Detention Center (Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region) Background Chen Jiahong (陈家鸿), a rights lawyer from Guangxi, was detained in April 2019, soon after (read more…)

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Qin Yongpei 覃永沛

Qin Yongpei 覃永沛

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Qin Yongpei (覃永沛), a disbarred rights defense lawyer from Guangxi Province, was detained in October 2019 in apparent retaliation for criticizing on social media the corruption of high-level Chinese officials. Qin has also long advocated for fellow persecuted lawyers. More than 10 Nanning City police officers seized Qin from the (read more…)

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Dai Zhenya (戴振亚), Li Yingjun (李英俊), Zhang Zhongshun (张忠顺)

Dai Zhenya (戴振亚), Li Yingjun (李英俊), Zhang Zhongshun (张忠顺)

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Three activists—Dai Zhenya (戴振亚), Li Yingjun (李英俊), Zhang Zhongshun (张忠顺)—were seized on December 26, 2019, in operations by police from Yantai City, Shandong Province who detained and interrogated more than a dozen human rights defenders across China. The operation also ensnared Beijing-based activist Ding Jiaxi (丁家喜) who had previously served (read more…)

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