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Suzhou crackdown—Wang Mingxian’s case

October 13, 2016

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.      


苏州大抓捕——王明贤案

隋木青律师在维权圈发帖:今天下午约十五时许,再次赶到常熟市公安局。法制大队如约派出接待人员,在索要了相关委托手续后,告知王明贤的羁押通知书已经以挂号信寄出,经查询,邮局未寄发。我无力也无意追究警方逾期三十几天未通知王家人的责任和原因,要求警方口头告知王明贤的罪名及羁押场所,接待警察却以需要审核委托手续真实性及我非委托人为由拒绝告知,声称会重寄通知。随后询问我是否曾遭刑事强制措施,外出办案是否得到广州警方批准。我坦然告知,我在去年709大抓捕中被以煽颠罪指定场所监视居住五个月,我外出办案是否得到广州警方批准恕不奉告,与案件无关。我继续指出,警方审核委托手续系一种即时的形式审核,在委托手续齐备、无明显可疑处的情况下还要另行审核,实为鸡蛋挑骨头式的滥权行为,不合法律规定和办事通例,也违背所有公权机构须遵守的便民原则,于法于情均不合。

经过一个多小时唇枪舌剑辩论,对方稍有妥协,口头告知:王明贤涉嫌扰乱法庭秩序罪,被指定场所监视居住(与我去年在709大抓捕中的遭遇相同,只是罪名不同),监居地址不予告知(与其他同案被捕的苏州公民情形一样)。我指出不告知监居地址也是非法的,接待警察说通知书采用公安部统一版式,没有监居地址。看来,常熟警方的违法行为,或因凭恃尚方宝剑或因无奈。哪种可能性大呢?

先前已记下这位警察的警号准备投诉、控告之,现放弃。by隋牧青2016.10.13.19时

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