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Restrictions, Detentions, Disappearances, and Arrests Related to June 4, 2014

Compiled by HRIC based on published reports and information available online. Total Count: 136 individuals. (An asterisk (*) denotes that the detention or physical restriction of the individual has ended.) 

Last updated August 2014. 

See also: Citizen Activists on Trial 2013-2014: Schedule/Status and Essays

2014

Aug 13

ArrestedLü Gengsong (吕耿松), author and prodemocracy advocate, on suspicion of “subversion of state power.” Criminally detained on suspicion of the same charge on July 7. Detained at the Hangzhou Detention Center. On May 12, he was interrogated following a raid on his home during which their computers, mobile phones, and other items were seized.

July 3

ArrestedChang Boyang (常伯阳), lawyer, Zhengzhou, on suspicion of “illegal business activity (非法经营罪).” Criminally detained on suspicion of “gathering a crowd to disturb order in a public place” on May 29.  Detained at Zhengzhou Municipal Erligang Police Sub-station. Taken away by police on May 27. Two computers and two mobile phones were seized during a search on Chang’s home. Chang had represented several of the attendees of a June Fourth commemorative event in Henan on February 2, although he himself did not attend.

Arrested—six individuals in Zhengzhou (listed below)—on suspicion of “picking quarrels and provoking troubles.” Criminally detained on May 26 and 27 on suspicion of “gathering a crowd to disrupt social order,” following their attendance of a June Fourth Commemorative event in Henan on February 2. Detained at Guxing No.3 Detention Center in Zhengzhou.

  • Yu Shiwen (于世文), dissident
  • *Chen Wei (陈卫), (wife of Yu Shiwen) dissident. Released on September 2, 2014.
  • Dong Guangping (董广平), dissident
  • *Fang Yan (方言), activist. Released on September 2, 2014.
  • Hou Shuai (侯帅), activist
  • *Ji Laisong (姬来松), lawyer. Released on September 2, 2014.

July 1

*Criminally detained—Yin Yusheng (殷玉生), journalist, on suspicion of “gathering a crowd to disrupt order in a public place.” He was taken away by police in Dalian on June 21 and transferred to the Zhengzhou Municipal No. 3 Detention Center. Released on bail on July 19. Yin attended a June Fourth Commemorative event in Henan on February 2.

June 26

Administratively detained—Xie Wenfei (Xie Fengxia) (谢文飞 (谢丰夏)), Wang Fulei, (王福磊), and Wang Mo (王默) for “disrupting public order” (扰乱公共秩序) for 7 days at Guangzhou Detention Center in Zengcheng District. On June 26, the three were taken away by police after raising placards outside a Guangzhou subway station questioning the whereabouts of disappeared activist Zhang Shengyu (张圣雨). Xie Wenfei was criminally detained on May 8 for “picking quarrels and provoking troubles” and released on June 4, see entry below. 

June 25

Arrested—Monk Shengguan (Xu Zhiqiang) (圣观法师 (徐志强)) and Huang Jingyi (Huang Fangmei) (黄静怡 (黄芳梅)), on suspicion of "inciting subversion of state power." Huang’s lawyer has repeatedly been denied a meeting with Huang. Monk Shengguan and Huang were criminally detained on May 17, see entry below.

June 24

Arrested—Jiang Lijun (姜力钧), labor rights activist, Tieling, Liaoning, detained at Shenyang No. 1 Detention Center. Police seized him during a raid on his home on May 16, and criminally detained him two days later on suspicion of “picking quarrels and provoking troubles” and “inciting subversion of state power.”

June 23

Interrogated—Jin Jiming (金基明), Zhejiang Committee member of China Democracy Party. Police took him without showing warrants for interrogation at the Changqing Police Station in Xiacheng District, Hangzhou.

June 20

Arrested—Wang Qingying (王清营), former lecturer and activist, on suspicion of “inciting subversion of state power.” Currently held at Guangzhou No. 1 Detention Center. Criminally detained on May 16 at the Baiyun Detention Center, Guangzhou on suspicion of "picking quarrels and provoking troubles." When first detained, plainclothes men searched Wang's home without showing ID cards or search warrants. They took away mobile phones and computers.

Arrested—Yuan Xinting (袁新亭), Guangzhou-based activist, on suspicion of “inciting subversion of state power.” Criminally detained on May 16 on suspicion of “picking quarrels and provoking troubles,” at the Baiyun District Detention Center, Guangzhou. Yuan's mother reportedly learned of her son’s detention only after calling 110 to report his disappearance.

Arrested—Tang Jingling (唐荆陵), lawyer, on suspicion of “inciting subversion of state power.” Currently held at Guangzhou No. 1 Detention Center. Criminally detained on May 16 on suspicion of “picking quarrels and provoking troubles” at Baiyun District Detention Center (白云区看守所) in Guangzhou, after police confiscated a computer and three mobile phones from his home. Tang was reportedly kicked and beaten during detention when he refused to squat down.

Indicted—Guo Feixiong (郭飞雄) (Penname of Yang Maodong [本名杨茂东]), on suspicion of "gathering a crowd to disrupt order in a public place." In early 2013, he supported the Southern Weekly protests against political interference in editorial matters by giving speeches and raising banners. He was criminally detained on August 8, 2013. Previously, he served five years in prison on “illegal business activity,” following his efforts to rescue lawyer Gao Zhisheng, and was released on September 13, 2011.

Indicted—Sun Desheng (孙德胜), on suspicion of "gathering a crowd to disrupt order in a public place.” Criminally detained on August 12, 2013. He openly supported the Southern Weekly protests against political interference in editorial matters in early 2013, and raised banners to call for the release of Xu Zhiyong.

June 18

Arrested—Zhang Kun (张昆), activist, Xuzhou. Criminally detained on June 4 on suspicion of “picking quarrels and provoking troubles.” Taken and held at the Xuzhou Detention Center on May 24. A participant of the New Citizens Movement.

June 16

ArrestedWang Xili (王喜利), human rights defender. Criminally detained on April 23 on suspicion of “gathering a crowd to disrupt social order” (聚众扰乱社会秩序罪). Previously held at Chenghai District Detention Center in Shantou, Guangdong.

ArrestedZhang Xianxi (章贤玺), human rights defender. Criminally detained on April 24 on suspicion of “gathering a crowd to disrupt social order” (聚众扰乱社会秩序罪). Previously held at Chenghai District Detention Center in Shantou, Guangdong.

Deported—Guo Jian (郭健), artist and Australian citizen who has been living in Beijing since 2005. Guo was taken from his home on the evening of June 1 and given a 15-day administrative detention. Previously, the media reported that the authorities intended to deport Guo back to Australia due to a “visa irregularity” after he completed his detention. A former soldier and 1989 student protestor, Guo recently gave an extensive interview to the Financial Timesregarding his experience during the 1989 Democracy Movement.

June 13

ArrestedPu Zhiqiang (浦志強), lawyer, by Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau on suspicion of “picking quarrels and provoking troubles” and “illegally obtaining personal information.” Criminally detained on May 6 after his home was raided on May 5. Bail denied on May 9. Attended the “2014 June Fourth Seminar” on May 3 in Beijing.

Arrested—Qu Zhenhong (屈振红), Pu Zhiqiang's lawyer and niece, on suspicion of “illegally obtaining personal information.” Criminally detained on May 15 at Beijing No. 1 Detention Center.

June 4

*Detained and questionedFeng Zhenghu (冯正虎), activist, Shanghai, taken by Yangpu District Branch of Shanghai Public Security Bureau. Released at 5 p.m.

*Detained and questionedZhang Haitao (张海涛), activist, Xinjiang, detained and questioned by the police. Released on evening of the same day.

*Administratively Detained—Liu Shaoming (刘少明), activist, Guangzhou, for ten days, released on June 14. Liu was previously imprisoned for his participation in the 1989 Democracy Movement. He was involved in activities supporting three voting rights-activists in Xinyu, and lawyers detained in Jiansanjiang.

Put under surveillanceShen Liangqing (沈良庆), dissident. Shen was an assistant prosecutor, who, in 1996, was sentenced to one year and five months for “counterrevoluntionary activities” and deprived of political rights for one year.

Taken away by policeDeng Chuanming (邓传彬), activist, Zhongshan, Guangdong. Whereabouts unknown. He filmed the Wukan protests in 2011 as an assistant of Ai Xiaoming, professor at Sun Yat-sen University.

June 3

Criminally detained—Zhao Huaxu (赵华旭), student, Beijing, on suspicion of “disseminating illegal methods” (传授犯罪方法). Zhao posted on Twitter on May 24 a way to circumvent online censorship in relation to the June Fourth 25th anniversary. Zhao is a sophomore at Beijing International Studies University.

Criminally detainedPan Jianmin (潘建敏), project manager, Wuhan, Hubei, on suspicion of “picking quarrels and provoking troubles.” Reportedly detained in Hongwei Road Police Station in Qingshan District, Wuhan. He has been a longtime participant in street democracy campaigns in Wuhan.

*Forced to “travel”—Yedu (野渡), member of Independent Chinese PEN Center in Guangzhou, to Zhuhai and Panyu, Guangdong. Was allowed to return home on June 5. He was Vice Secretary-General of PEN Center, and one of the first signers of Charter 08.

*Forced to “travel”Wang Debang (王德邦), activist, Guilin, Guangxi, to a county in Guilin, and was allowed to return home on June 5. Wang was a student leader during the 1989 Democracy Movement, and one of the first signers of Charter 08.

Detained—Zhang Wei (张维), activist, Nanning, Guangxi, by police from Jianshe Road police substation in Nanning for unknown reasons. His computer and cellphone were confiscated.

Taken away —Fan Yanqiong (范燕琼), activist, Nanping, Fujian by domestic security personal and police. Fan is a member of the Independent Chinese PEN Center.

Taken away by police—Duan Qixian (端启宪), activist, Nanning, Guangxi, from home; whereabouts uncertain. Duan had been on hunger strike since before June Fourth anniversary.

June 2

Movement restricted—the following 4 netizens (known by their virtual pen names) were taken from Wuhan and forcibly returned to their hometown of Zhengzhou.

  • Zhai Yanmin (翟岩民)
  • Yufu (渔夫)
  • Zhang Zhan (张占)
  • Wujiedaozhang (无界道长)

Forced to “travel” —He Aicen (何爱岑and Wang Rongwen (王蓉文), Chengdu petitioners.

June 1

Criminally detained—Zhang Kunle (张坤乐), activist, Shenzhen, on suspicion of “picking quarrels and provoking troubles.” He posted a call for June Fourth essays online.

*Administratively detained—Zhang Qi (张起), Internet writer, Chongqing. He is the former director of the Union of Chinese Nationalists in Chongqing. Imprisoned from 2009-2012 for “inciting subversion of state power.” Released on June 12.

Forced to “travel”—two members (listed below) of the China Democracy Party forced to leave Beijing

  • Zha Jianguo (查建国)
  • Gao Hongming (高洪明)

Forced to “travel”—Zou Wei (邹巍), Zhejiang Committee member of China Democracy Party. Zou was taken to a village in Tianmushan, Zhejiang by security authorities from Xiacheng District, Hangzhou.

Forced to “travel”—Chen Kaipin(陈开频), Committee member of China Democracy Party, Zhejiang. Chen was taken to a village in Tonglu County, Zhejiang by security authority of Xiaoshan District, Hangzhou and is under 24 hour surveillance there. He cannot return home until June 7.

*Taken into temporary custody—Wang Yi (王怡), priest, Chengdu, taken to the police station and released on the same day.

May 31

*Criminally detained—Luo Qian (罗茜), democracy advocate, Hunan, on suspicion of “picking quarrels and provoking troubles.” Detained in Dongkong County Detention Center in Shaoyang, Hunan. On the evening of May 29, her home was searched, and a notebook and desktop computer were seized. She signed an online petition calling for a gathering in Tiananmen Square on June 4. Released on June 30.

Criminally detained—Yin Zhengan (尹正安), dissident, Shaoyang, Hunan Provicne, on suspicion of “picking quarrels and provoking troubles,” at Shaoyang Detention Center. Released on June 19 after a hunger strike. Shao participated in the 1979 Democracy Wall Movement. He also organized labor movements and published a democracy magazine in Shaoyang with his close friend, the late activist Li Wangyang.  

Interrogated and put under surveillance—Chen Shuqing (陈树庆), dissident, Hangzhou, taken and questioned by security authorities in Xiacheng District, Hangzhou. He is also under surveillance and his freedom is restricted.

*Criminally interrogated—Zheng Enchong (郑恩宠), human rights lawyer, Shanghai. Detained by Zhabei public security sub-bureau in Shanghai on suspicion of tax evasion, released after 11 hours.

Forced to “travel”—Li Jianjun (黎建军), activist, Huaihua, Hunan, under police surveillance and forced to “travel.”

Movement restricted—the following five Zhejiang Committee members of the China Democracy Party are under police surveillance and their movement is restricted.

  • Mao Qingxiang (毛庆祥)
  • Wu Yuanming (吴远明)
  • Qi Huimin (戚惠民)
  • Gao Haibing (高海兵)
  • Lai Jinbiao (来金彪)

Put under surveillance—Zhang Shanguang (张善光), activist, Huaihua, Hunan, under police surveillance.

Put under surveillance—Liang Taiping (梁太平), activist, Hunan, under police surveillance.

May 30

Arrested—Gao Yu (高瑜), journalist, specific charges not clear. Criminally detained on suspicion of “unlawfully providing state secrets outside the territory of China” (为境外非法提供国家秘密罪) on May 8. Previously jailed for her political writings. First disappeared on April 24, 2014. Granted permission to meet with lawyer on June 27, 2014.

*Forced to “travel”—Bao Tong (鲍彤), former secretary of Zhao Ziyang. Taken outside of Beijing by police to unknown location. He returned home on June 7.

Movement restricted—Tseng Chien-Yuan(曾建元), Associate Professor at Chung Hua University in Taiwan. Tseng’s Mainland Entry Permit for Taiwan Residents was revoked as he attempted to enter Hong Kong, and was forcibly repatriated to Taiwan. He travelled to Hong Kong to speak at a conference commemorating June 4 hosted by the City University of Hong Kong.

Home searched—Fan Ziliang (范子良), member of the China Democracy Party, Huzhou, Zhejiang. The police searched his home with a warrant and seized his computer.

Arrested—Liu Diwei (刘地伟), rights defender, on suspicion of “picking quarrels and provoking troubles.” Criminally detained on suspicion of “gathering a crowd to disrupt social order” (聚众扰乱社会秩序罪) at the Xingyang Detention Center (荥阳看守所) in Henan on May 8. Involved in anti-forced eviction legal education and cases. First questioned on May 10.

May 29

*Criminally detained—Wang Aizhong (王爱忠), activist, Guangzhou, on suspicion of “picking quarrels and provoking troubles.” Detained at Guangzhou Tianhe District detention center. Wang is a prominent member of the Southern Street Movement. Released on bail on June 25, 2014.

 

*Criminally detained—Shao Shengdong (邵晟东), scholar, Zhengzhou, on suspicion of “gathering a crowd to disturb order in a public place.” Shao attended a June Fourth Commemorative event in Henan on February 2. Released on bail on July 3.

May 28

*Detained—Xin Jian (辛健), Nikkei news assistant, Beijing, on suspicion of “picking quarrels and provoking troubles.” First taken from her Chongqing home on May 13. Released on June 7.

May 27

Criminally detained—Shi Zhangkai (石章凯), documentary editor, Beijing, on suspicion of “picking quarrels and provoking troubles.” Detained at Haidian District Detention Center in Beijing. Shi is the editor of the documentary “Constitutional Government.”

*Criminally detained—Shi Yu (石玉), journalist, on suspicion of “gathering a crowd to disrupt social order,” following their attendance of a June Fourth Commemorative event in Henan on February 2. His computer, hard disk, notebook and iPad were seized. Detained at Guxing No.3 Detention Center in Zhengzhou. Released on bail on July 3.

Put under surveillance—Hu Jun (胡军), activist, Xinjiang, for six months on suspicion of “inciting subversion of state power.” The police searched his home during which computer, phones, and a portable drive were seized. Hu is the Director of Human Rights Campaign in China and active on rights for people with disabilities.

May 26

Administratively detained—Li Hongwei (李红卫and Chen Qingquan (陈清泉(couple), activists, Jinan, for 7 days and 5 days, respectively. On May 25, Li’s birthday celebration at a restaurant with twenty activist friends was monitored by plainclothes police. Li’s husband was beaten by the plainclothes police after taking pictures.

May 24

*Criminally detained—Li Xuehui (李学惠), rights defender, Beijing, on suspicion of “picking quarrels and provoking troubles” at Shijingshan District Detention Center. Taken around 9 p.m. after his home was searched by the police. Released on bail on June 27, 2014.

May 20

*Taken into temporary custody—Zan Aizong (昝爱宗), writer, Hangzhou, on suspicion of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble” (寻衅滋事). Released after a half-day in detention.

Put under surveillance—Li Hai (李海), dissident, Beijing, under police surveillance. Li was one of leaders in student movement of 1989.

*Put under house arrest and forced to “travel”—Ma Xiaoming (马晓明), activist, Xi’an. Ma was put under house arrest on May 20, then forced to “travel” on May 28 to Sichuan, returning home on June 7. A former journalist and editor with Shaanxi TV, he was dismissed for his report on the student and citizen movement in Xi’an in 1989.

Forced to “travel”—the following four individuals were forced to leave Beijing.

  • Yan Zhengxue (严正学), Beijing dissident
  • Zhu Chunliu (朱春柳), Beijing dissident
  • Qi Zhiyong (齐志勇), June Fourth victim
  • Qi Yueying (齐月英), activist

Put under 24 hour surveillance—the following seven individuals.

  • Zhou Duo (周舵), Constitutional scholar
  • Cao Siyuan (曹思源), Constitutional scholar
  • Zhang Zuhua (张祖桦), Constitutional scholar
  • He Depu (何德普), dissident
  • Kang Yuchun (康玉春), dissident
  • Ye Jingchun (野靖春), activist
  • Li Jinping (李金平), activist

May 19

Administratively detained—Jian Zuoguo (姜祖国), petitioner, Shanghai, prior to the summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA). Taken from outside his home by police from Pengpuxincun community police station (under Zhabei Sub-bureau of Public Security). No information on charges.

May 18

Disappeared—Qin Yongmin (秦永敏), longtime democracy and rights activist, and his wife, Zhao Suli (赵素利), Wuhan, were taken by police from the local Public Security Bureau.

May 17

Criminally detained—Liu Wei (刘伟), factory worker, Chongqing, on suspicion of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble.” Liu had posted a photo on the Internet of himself in Tiananmen Square. Around May 15, he was taken by Chongqing police back to Beijing and criminally detained in Beijing on May 17.

Criminally detained—eight individuals in Wuhan (listed below)—on suspicion of "inciting subversion of state power," following their attendance of a sermon held at the Shangri-la Hotel to be delivered by the Buddhist monk Shengguan (Xu Zhiqiang), who was imprisoned for one year in 1989 after he organized pro-democracy activities in Xi'an:

  • *Ma Qiang (马强) (known online as Xiyu Wuseng 西域武僧). Released on June 16.
  • *Chen Jianxiong (陈剑雄), Southern Street Movement participant. Released on June 17. He was previously detained many times, including for his 2013 participation in street actions in Chibi, Hubei, calling for democracy. 
  • *Wan Li (万里), Released on June 17.
  • *Cai Congfu (蔡从富), Released on bail June 25.
  • Monk Shengguan (Xu Zhiqiang) (圣观法师 (徐志强)), formally arrested on June 25, see entry above.

Held at Jiang'an Detention Center in Wuhan.

  • *Xie Li (解丽), Released on June 17.
  • Huang Jingyi (Huang Fangmei) (黄静怡 (黄芳梅)), formally arrested on June 25, see entry above.

Held at Wuhan's No 1 Detention Center (also known as the Women's Detention Center).

  • *Li Wenchan (李文禅)

Released on bail due to her high blood pressure

May 16

*Administratively detained—Mao Hengfeng (毛恒风), petitioner, Shanghai, for ten days, following a street protest on April 28 during which she unfurled a banner. Released, date unknown.

*Administratively detainedDing Juying (丁菊英), petitioner, Shanghai, for ten days, following a street protest on April 28 during which she unfurled a banner. Released, date unknown.

May 15

Criminally detained—Chen Zhaozhi (陈兆志), activist, Beijing, on suspicion of “picking quarrels and provoking troubles” (寻衅滋事). Held at the Haidian Detention Center. Chen had published posts on the Internet concerning the 25th anniversary of June Fourth.

May 14

*Criminally Detained—Chen Jianfang (陈建芳), rights activist, Shanghai, on suspicion of “gathering a crowd to disrupt social order.” First taken into custody on May 13; released on bail on June 12. During her detention, she was not allowed access to a lawyer or given effective medical care for chronic leg pain. Additionally, her family was threatened. 

May 13

*Criminally Detained—Liu Shihui (刘士辉), Guangdong lawyer, at Pudong District Detention Center in Shanghai (上海浦东新区看守所) on suspicion of “gathering a crowd to disrupt social order” (聚众扰乱社会秩序罪). Lawyer Zhang visited Liu in detention on May 21. Liu has been ill in detention for many days. Liu was released from the detention center on May 26, but was forcibly taken on a flight to return to his hometown in Inner Mongolia that day.

Taken in for police questioning from a meal gathering in a Hangzhou restaurant—11 individuals including: Wang Yi (王译)Hua Chunhui (华春辉), Liu Junning (刘军宁), independent writer Mo Zhixu (莫之许), Wang Wusi (王五四),Deng Kai (邓凯)Yu Huaiqian (余怀谦), Zhuang Daohe (庄道鹤),  Huzhou Laofei (湖州老费), economist Wen Kejian (温克坚), Yin Yusheng (殷声). According to information available online, all have been sent back to their home.

*Criminally detained—Wu Wei (吴薇), former South China Morning Post journalist, reason for detention unknown. Wu had previously interviewed currently-detained Lawyer Pu Zhiqiang. Missing since May 7, 2014. Released on June 7.

May 9

Arrested—Xu Guang (徐光), activist, on suspicion of “subversion of state power” (颠覆国家政权). Student leader in the 1989 Democracy Movement. Previously convicted of “subversion of state power” and imprisoned from 1999-2004 after founding the China Democracy Party. First detained early April after calling for reassessment of June fourth.

*Criminally detained—Tan Kai (谭凯), member of China Democracy Party, Hangzhou. Detained on April 3 and released on approximately May 9. Currently under residential surveillance.

May 8

 

 

*Criminally detained—Xie Wenfei (谢文飞), activist, on suspicion of “picking quarrels and provoking troubles” (寻衅滋事), at Foshan Chancheng District Detention Center. Released on June 4.

Arrested—Jia Lingmin (贾灵敏), land rights defender, on suspicion of “picking quarrels and provoking troubles.” Detained at Zhengzhou No. 3 Detention Center. Criminally detained on May 8. Jia is on hunger strike. Jia was involved in anti-forced eviction legal education and cases.

May 7

*Movement restrictedDing Zilin (丁子霖), founding member of the Tiananmen Mothers, her husband Jiang Peikun (蒋培坤). Forbidden to return home to Beijing from Wuxi until June 4. Son was shot dead on June 3, 1989. They returned home on June 7. 

*Detained—Chen Guang (陈光), artist, at Tongzhou Detention Center. Performed June Fourth performance art for friends and a foreign video crew at his home on April 29. Released on June 14, 2014.

May 6

*Criminally detainedHu Shigen (胡石根) former political prisoner and lecturer at Beijing Language and Culture University. Attended the “2014 June Fourth Seminar” on May 3 in Beijing. Released on June 5.

*Criminally detainedXu Youyu (徐友渔), researcher, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Attended the “2014 June Fourth Seminar” on May 3 in Beijing. Released on June 5.

*Criminally detained—Liu Di (刘荻), writer. Beijing, following her attendance of the “2014 June Fourth Seminar” on May 3 in Beijing, on suspicion of “picking quarrels and provoking troubles.” Detained at the Beijing Municipal No. 1 Detention Center. Released June 5.

*Criminally detainedHao Jian (郝建), professor, Beijing Film Academy. Attended the “2014 June Fourth Seminar” on May 3 in Beijing. Brother was killed in 1989 June Fourth crackdown. Released on June 6.

Criminally detained— Shen Yongping (沈勇平), documentary filmmaker of “Constitutional Government,” on suspicion of “illegal business activity” (非法经营). First taken by police on April 28.

May 5

*Criminally detained— Yang Chong (杨崇), Southern Street Movement member, in Foshan Chancheng District Detention Center, Guangdong on suspicion of “picking quarrels and provoking troubles." Detained after he and others tried to observe the appeal hearing in the case of Li Weiguo. Reportedly ill in detention. Released on June 4.

*Criminally detained— Wu Bin(吴斌), also known as Xiu Cai Jiang Hu online (秀才江湖), in Foshan Chancheng District Detention Center, Guangdong on suspicion of “picking quarrels and provoking troubles." Released on June 5.

May 3

Detained— Xiang Nanfu (向南夫), journalist for Boxun, on suspicion of “picking quarrels and provoking troubles” (寻衅滋事).

April 29

*Criminally detained—Luo Xiangyang (罗向阳), on suspicion of “picking quarrels and provoking troubles” (寻衅滋事) at the Nanhai District Detention Center. Participated in a group event commemorating Lin Zhao on April 29. Released on May 30.

April 28

*Criminally detained—Lin Dong (林东), labor rights activist, was held at the Dongguan Detention Center on suspicion of “picking quarrels and provoking troubles” (寻衅滋事罪). Provided advice on bargaining strategies to workers on strike at Yu Yuan shoe factory in April 2014. Police released Lin on May 21, citing "insufficient evidence".

April 23-24

 

*Disappeared and criminally detained—Zhao Meng (赵萌), son of detained journalist Gao Yu (高瑜). Disappeared on April 24, detained at Beijing No. 1 Detention Center. Released and returned home on May 23. 

April 20

*Held in soft detention—Huang Yanming (黄燕明), dissident, Guizhou, in two locations until June 9.

 

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