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 (released) 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); May 21, 2019 (released) (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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Shan Lihua 单利华

Shan Lihua 单利华

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Shan Lihua 单利华 (Released) *Previously under medical watch Crime: Picking quarrels and provoking trouble Length of Punishment: 27 months Court: Nantong City Gangzha District People’s Court, Jiangsu Province Trial Date: June 28, 2016 Sentencing Date: September 29, 2016 Dates of Detention/Arrest: November 20, 2015 (criminally detained); December 1, 2015 (formally (read more…)

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Wang Jing 王晶

Wang Jing 王晶

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Wang Jing 王晶 *Under medical watch Crime: Picking quarrels and provoking trouble Length of Punishment: 4 years and 10 months Court: Jilin City Chuanying District People’s Court, Jilin Province Trial Date: April 20, 2016 Sentencing Date: April 20, 2016 Dates of Detention/Arrest: March 9, 2014 (criminally detained); April 4, 2014 (read more…)

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Li Yuhan (李昱函)

Li Yuhan (李昱函)

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Li Yuhan (李昱函) *Under medical watch Criminal charge: “Picking quarrels and provoking trouble” & “fraud” Length of Punishment:  Court:  Trial Date:  Sentencing Date:  Dates of Detention/Arrest: October 9, 2017 (detained); November 15, 2017 (formally arrested) Date of Birth: October 9, 1957 Medical conditions: Atrial fibrillation arrhythmia, coronary heart disease, unstable angina, (read more…)

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