Huang Xueqin (黄雪琴)

Huang Xueqin (黄雪琴)

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“Being a journalist is not a crime.” Read the defender portrait of Huang Xueqin, an independent journalist and #MeToo movement leader authorities in Guangzhou have held since September 2021 for “inciting subversion of state authority.”

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Chang Weiping (常玮平)

Chang Weiping (常玮平)

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Chang Weiping (常玮平) Current Detention Criminal Charge: “Subversion of state power” Length of Punishment: N/A Court: N/A Trial Date: N/A Sentencing Date: N/A Dates of Detention/Arrest: October 22, 2020 (detained under Residential Surveillance in a Designated Location); April 7, 2021 (formal arrest) Place of Incarceration: Baotai Hotel 宝钛宾馆, Baoji City, Shaanxi Province (October 22, 2020 (read more…)

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Ou Biaofeng (欧彪峰)

Ou Biaofeng (欧彪峰)

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Crime: Inciting subversion of state power Length of Punishment: NA Court: NA Trial Date: Unknown Sentencing Date: Unknown Dates of Detention/Arrest/Indictment:  December 3, 2020 Summoned);  December 4, 2020 (Given administrative detention for 15 days on charge of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble”): December 18, 2020 (Placed in RSDL on charge of “inciting subversion of state power”);  July 22, (read more…)

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Ling Haobo (凌浩波)

Ling Haobo (凌浩波)

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Guangzhou Baiyun District police took labor activist Ling Haobo (凌浩波) away for interrogation on May 29, 2019 after he tweeted his support for fellow activist and independent film maker Deng Chuanbin (who was detained ahead of the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Massacre). He was forcibly returned to his hometown (read more…)

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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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