Nine rights defenders from Suzhou were detained by the authorities for publishing “sensitive” comments on the Internet early last month, during the G20 summit. Wang Mingxian was one of them; to date, his family has not received any notification of his detention. On October 13, Wang’s lawyer, Sui Muqing, went to Changshu Public Security Bureau to inquire about the case. He was told that the notice of Wang Mingxian’s detention had been sent as a registered letter. He checked with the post office, but found that the letter had in fact not been sent. Lawyer Sui requested notification from the police regarding the charges against Wang, as well as the location of the detention center; his requests were rejected without grounds. After contending for over an hour, he was informed verbally that Wang was suspected of the crime of disrupting court order, and had been put under residential surveillance in a designated location—the address of which was not given.