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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Pan Bin  潘斌

Pan Bin 潘斌

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Chongqing police detained activist Pan Bin in June 2017. He eventually received a 4-year prison sentence after being tried in November 2018. Pan had been accused of helping organize petitioners to present their grievances to government officials, but his incarceration is also likely tied to his pro-democracy advocacy, including as (read more…)

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Huang Yunmin 黄云敏

Huang Yunmin 黄云敏

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Huang Yunmin, an ex-judge-turned-legal advocate from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, was sentenced to 10 years in prison following a trial in September 2017. Kashgar Prefecture Intermediate People’s Court convicted him of “organizing, leading, and actively participating in a terrorist organization.” Police in Tumxuk (图木舒克), a city in Kashgar Prefecture, (read more…)

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Cheng Yuan (程渊), Liu Dazhi (刘大志), Wu Gejianxiong (吴葛健雄)

Cheng Yuan (程渊), Liu Dazhi (刘大志), Wu Gejianxiong (吴葛健雄)

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Hunan Province police criminally detained three staff members of an anti-discrimination NGO in Changsha—Cheng Yuan, Liu Dazhi and Wuge Jianxiong—in July 2019 on suspicion of “subversion of state power.” The precise reason the men have been deprived of their liberty is unknown. They were initially disappeared, and lawyers and family (read more…)

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Ke Chengbing (柯成兵), Wei Zhili (危志立), Yang Zhengjun (杨郑君)

Ke Chengbing (柯成兵), Wei Zhili (危志立), Yang Zhengjun (杨郑君)

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Ke Chengbing (柯成兵), Wei Zhili (危志立), Yang Zhengjun (杨郑君) (released) Ke Chengbing (left), Wei Zhili (center), Yang Zhengjun (right) Criminal charge: 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: January-March 2019 (detention; see specific dates in text); February-April (Residential Surveillance in Designated Location, (read more…)

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Fu Changguo  付常国

Fu Changguo 付常国

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Fu Changguo  付常国 Criminal charge: Gathering a crowd to disturb public order Length of Punishment: N/A Court: N/A Trial Date: N/A Sentencing Date: N/A Dates of Detention/Arrest: August 10, 2018 (detention); September 8, 2018 (formal arrest) Place of Incarceration: Current location unknown; previously detained at Shenzhen City No. 2 Detention Center Background Fu Changguo, a staff member (read more…)

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Chen Jianfang 陈建芳

Chen Jianfang 陈建芳

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Chen Jianfang 陈建芳 Criminal charge/s: “Subversion of state power” Length of Punishment: Unknown Court: Shanghai no.1 Intermediate people’s court Trial Date: 19 March 2021 Sentencing Date: Unknown Dates of Detention/Arrest: March 20, 2019 (enforced disappearance); May 22, 2019 (formal arrest); August 30, 2019 (indicted) Place of Incarceration: Unknown (March 20, 2019-unknown date); Shanghai Detention Center (information (read more…)

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Ding Jiaxi (丁家喜)

Ding Jiaxi (丁家喜)

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Ding Jiaxi (丁家喜), a Beijing-based rights lawyer, was taken into custody in April 2013 after police raided his home, office, and car. Ding was involved in an anti-corruption campaign that started that spring with calls for the disclosure of top Chinese officials’ financial assets. Police had been closely monitoring his (read more…)

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