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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Sun Lin 孙林

Sun Lin 孙林

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Sun Lin, an independent journalist who has reported on human rights violations and the corruption of Chinese officials, was convicted of “inciting subversion of state power” and sentenced to four years in prison on December 25, 2018, after being tried the previous February. Sun, who has often written under the (read more…)

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Wang Yi 王怡

Wang Yi 王怡

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Chengdu authorities detained Wang Yi, an evangelical Christian pastor outspoken about religious freedom, during a raid on the Early Rain Covenant Church (秋雨圣约教会) on December 9, 2018. Police took over 100 members of the congregation into custody, including Jiang Rong (蒋蓉), Wang’s wife and co-founder of the independent church. Chengdu (read more…)

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Yue Xin  岳昕

Yue Xin 岳昕

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Yue Xin, a 2018 graduate of Peking University, has emerged as a leading voice in China’s #MeToo movement as well as a strong advocate for workers’ rights. She was disappeared on August 24, 2018, when police raided an apartment complex in Shenzhen and seized her and about 50 other students (read more…)

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Zi Su (子肃)

Zi Su (子肃)

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Zi Su (子肃), a retired professor who formerly taught at a Chinese Communist Party School, was detained in his hometown of Chengdu, Sichuan Province in April 2017 just hours after he released an open letter arguing that President Xi Jinping was unsuitable to serve as the leader of the Chinese (read more…)

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Xu Lin  徐琳

Xu Lin 徐琳

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Xu Lin, a Guangzhou-based songwriter, freelance writer, and activist, was seized in his hometown of Zhuzhou in Hunan Province in September 2017 by officers from the Guangzhou City Public Security Bureau.

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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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June 4th Wine Bottle Case

June 4th Wine Bottle Case

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Four activists from Sichuan Province—Chen Bing, Fu Hailu, Luo Fuyu, and Zhang Junyong—were detained in May and June of 2016, after the men had produced and shared images online of a Chinese liquor label reading “June 4, 1989” (or “8964,” ba jiu liu si).

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Ding Lingjie (丁灵杰)

Ding Lingjie (丁灵杰)

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Ding Lingjie  丁灵杰 Crime: Picking quarrels and provoking trouble Length of Punishment: 20 months Court: Shijingshan District People’s Court, Beijing Trial Date: December 28, 2018 Sentencing Date: December 28, 2018 Dates of Detention/Arrest: September 22, 2017 (criminal detention); October 19, 2017 (formal arrest); July 16, 2018 (indicted) Place of Incarceration: Shijingshan Detention Center (read more…)

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Xu Qin (徐秦)

Xu Qin (徐秦)

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Xu Qin  徐秦 (released) Criminal charge: 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: February 9, 2018 (detention); February 10, 2018 (criminal detention); March 11, 2018 (transferred into “residential surveillance in police-designated location”); September 2, 2018 (released on bail) Place of Incarceration: Yangzhou City (read more…)

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Qin Yongmin (秦永敏)

Qin Yongmin (秦永敏)

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Qin Yongmin (秦永敏) Crime: Subversion of state power Length of Punishment: 13 years, 3 years’ deprivation of political rights Court: Wuhan City Intermediate People’s Court Trial Date: May 11, 2018 Sentencing Date: July 11, 2018 Dates of Detention/Arrest: January 9, 2015 (forcibly disappeared); March 30, 2015 (criminally detained); May 6, 2015 (formally arrested); (read more…)

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