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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Zhang Zhiru 张治儒

Zhang Zhiru 张治儒

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Criminal charge: Gathering a crowd to disrupt social order Length of Punishment: N/A Court: N/A Trial Date: N/A Sentencing Date: N/A Dates of Detention/Arrest: January 20, 2019 (detention); February 26, 2019 (formal arrest) Place of Incarceration: Bao’an District Detention Center (Shenzhen, Guangdong Province) Background Police detained Zhang Zhiru, a leading labor activist, in Guangdong on January (read more…)

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Wu Guijun 吴贵军

Wu Guijun 吴贵军

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Criminal charge: Gathering a crowd to disrupt social order Length of Punishment: N/A Court: N/A Trial Date: N/A Sentencing Date: N/A Dates of Detention/Arrest: January 20, 2019 (detention); February 26, 2019 (formal arrest) Place of Incarceration: Bao’an District Detention Center (Shenzhen, Guangdong Province) Background Police detained labor rights activist Wu Guijun in Guangdong on January 20, (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) 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, RSDL; (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: “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: March 19, 2019 (enforced disappearance); June 2019 (formal arrest) Place of Incarceration: Unknown Background Shanghai police officers seized Chen Jianfang on the night of March 19-20, 2019 from her home in Shanghai (read more…)

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Xue Renyi  薛仁义

Xue Renyi 薛仁义

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Xue Renyi  薛仁义 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: May 1, 2018 (disappearance), July 31, 2019 (criminal detention) Place of Incarceration: Dianjiang County Detention Center (Chongqing Municipality) Background Chongqing police forcibly disappeared activist Xue Renyi (薛仁义), the founder and head of the environmental (read more…)

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Tsegon Gyal  次贡杰

Tsegon Gyal 次贡杰

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Tsegon Gyal, a prominent ethnic Tibetan writer and activist, received a prison sentence in January 2018 in apparent punishment for comments he wrote on WeChat criticizing the Chinese government for failing to genuinely promote its policy of “ethnic unity.” The verdict came down over eight months after a Qinghai court (read more…)

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Dong Guangping  董广平

Dong Guangping 董广平

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Henan activist Dong Guangping received a 3.5-year prison sentence in July 2018 in retaliation for advocating for justice for the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Massacre and for escaping persecution by fleeing to Thailand. Dong had fled to Thailand in September 2015 to escape police harassment. Authorities held Dong for (read more…)

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Ge Jueping  戈觉平

Ge Jueping 戈觉平

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Ge Jueping, a Jiangsu activist who had taken part in an array of advocacy campaigns, was among a group of individuals seized while demonstrating outside the Suzhou City Intermediate People’s Court on September 8, 2016. The activists were protesting what they felt was the court’s mishandling of the case of (read more…)

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Jiang Yefei  姜野飞

Jiang Yefei 姜野飞

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Jiang Yefei, a longtime rights activist and political cartoonist, was given a 6.5-year prison sentence in July 2018, following over 30 months in pre-trial custody. Jiang had been detained in November 2015 after he was forcibly repatriated to China from Thailand. When put under formal arrest in May 2016, Jiang (read more…)

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Tashi Wangchuk  扎西文色

Tashi Wangchuk 扎西文色

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Tashi Wangchuk, an ethnic Tibetan merchant and activist, washandeda 5-year prison sentence in May 2018 in retaliation for his efforts to promote the right of Tibetans to study their heritage language. He was initially seizedin January 2016, two months after an article and videocame out in the New York Times (read more…)

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