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Brother of Cheng Yuan, Detained Changsha Legal Advocate, was Summoned with a Blank Summons

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September 2, 2019

In a September 2, 2019 Twitter post titled, "Being Summoned for the Second Time,"* Cheng Hao, the brother of detained Changsha activist Cheng Yuan, provides an account of his being summoned again by the Zhonghuamen police station in Nanjing.  According to his account, three police officers came to his home on the evening of August 29 with a blank summons. After he asked why the summons was blank, the police filled in his name but left blank the reason for the summons. As in the first time, the police’s interrogation focused on Cheng Hao’s posts on Twitter to appeal for Cheng Yuan. Cheng Hao repeatedly asked the police to tell him the cause and the basis of the summons, but the police refused to state them. Cheng and the police were in a standoff for more than 20 hours in the police station, during which time Cheng also refused food. Finally, he was physically carried out of the interrogation room by the police. On September 2, Cheng Hao went back to the police station and asked for the summons, which should have been served to him in accordance with the law, but the police refused to provide it.

Cheng Yuan is one of the founders of Changsha Fu Neng, a public interest organization. He has been detained on suspicion of subversion of state power by the Changsha Municipal Bureau of State Security since July 22, 2019. Liu Dazhi and Wu Gejianxiong, two of his colleagues, have also been detained. All three, the “Changsha Three,” were officially arrested on August 26, 2019. Cheng Hao rushed to Changsha to inquire about the situation of his brother, and, upon returning to his home in Nanjing, was summoned by the local police.

(*The account was posted by Cheng Xiaojuan, the sister of Cheng Hao and Cheng Yuan.)


第二次传唤记

大家好,我是程浩。

我今天早上9:00赶到中华门派出所,要求把8月29号晚上传唤我的传唤证还给我,等到10:00,值班民警通过电话得到办案民警赵计虎所长的答复,传唤证已经给我看过,不再给我正式文件。本人就此事及8月29号晚至8月30号晚整个传唤过程做一个大概的叙述,同时谈一点自己的看法。

我于8月29号晚21:30左右从长沙回到南京家中,我进门不超过两分钟,中华门派出所的赵所长带领另外两位同事就敲门进来了,赵所长手持传唤证,告知我依法对我进行传唤,我看过传唤证后当即问他:传唤证为什么除了公章什么内容都没有,其他项都是空白?他回答说:我现在就填。我问他:要不借支笔给你?还好他说自己有。他当场填上我的名字,事由没填。就这样吧我也没有继续纠缠,就和他们一起下楼,来到派出所,这次我熟门熟路,自己到了办案区。在进行正式的问询前,我和赵所长在等待区内交换了对本次传唤的看法,充分阐述了各自立场,同时表示对各自立场的充分理解与尊重。在正式的问询过程中,警官还是围绕着以我的名义注册的推特账号的发帖内容,对我进行询问,我除了姓名,身份证号码等自然情况外,不再回答与上一次传唤内容相同的问题,警官问我还有什么要说的?我的问题是:我的什么行为侵害了谁的合法利益?造成了什么社会影响?以至于涉嫌寻讯[衅]滋事?警官拒绝记录。

30号上午,警官重新询问, 重复昨天夜里的流程:我除了姓名、身份证号码等自然情况外,不再回答与上一次传唤内容相同的问题,警官问我还有什么要说的?我的问题是:我的什么行为侵害了谁的合法利益?造成了什么社会影响?以至于涉嫌寻讯[衅]滋事?警官拒绝记录。

中午赵所长过来小黑屋口头告诉我,以我的名义注册的推特发布的文章损害了国家利益。我还是希望他出示证据。

下午赵所长挥舞着一张纸回到问询室,声称向我出示证据,证据是以我的名义注册的推特转发了一段话,重点是其中有一句“程渊的案子株连了他的妻子施明磊”,赵所长质问:“株连”是什么意思??我回答:首先你未能证明这个推特是我发的,同时我想请问:这句话中间的“株连”损害了国家的什么利益?被损害的国家利益与寻讯[衅]滋事之间的逻辑关系是如何推导的?赵所长匆匆结束询问,把我关回小黑屋。未能回答我的问题。

赵所长再次出现在小黑屋外面,通知我可以走了。我表示问题没有搞清楚,我不能离开,希望派出所能把传唤我的依据说清楚。赵所长未做答复就离开了。然后就是我的老父亲出现在小黑屋的门口,老父亲当然劝我算了,还是走吧。我的意见是问题不搞清楚,我不知道问题出在哪,下次又错了怎么办?总往派出所跑也不是办法,还是这次搞清楚比较好。我父亲没办法只好离开,想想小儿子颠覆政权,大儿子寻讯[衅]滋事,我潸然泪下。

时光飞逝,再出现在小黑屋门口的是一群人,一拥而上把我从小黑屋里拖出来,我拼命反抗,无济于事,被他们七手八脚抬出办案区,放在办事大厅。

在整个传唤过程中,虽然我拒不配合,但办案的警官态度还是克制的,这一天一夜在警官多次催促下,我只吃了三颗药,喝了半口水。赵所长30号早上、中午都问了要不要吃点东西,早上还带了一包饼干送来,我很感谢,大家把我抬出去的时候,也还是很克制,没有滥用暴力,当然个人素质还是有高低之别,难免骂骂咧咧的杂音。

其中一个细节我印象深刻:在询问过程中话题扯到我弟弟程渊的案情上,我认为长沙市安全局全体办案民警理应回避,理由是因为程渊犯的是颠覆国家政权罪,而长沙市安全局的办案民警是该案受害者国家政权的雇员,接受该政权的考评,奖惩。办案民警个人与该案有利害关系,按我国《刑事诉讼法》的相关规定,理应回避。由于这个观点上次传唤时我已经表达清楚了,这次本不想说,但话到面前,就准备再重复一遍,就在我准备说的时候,赵所长笑着对身边的警官说:“你听,要开始了”,我突感一阵悲凉,想想死在开封的刘卫黄,手持宪法时的心情。我一个无业游民算什么东西?
 

程浩

2019/9/2 夜

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