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Solemn Declaration on Illegal Detention of Four Lawyers and Many Citizens by Heilongjiang Authorities

March 21, 2014

In this public statement, Chinese human rights lawyers and citizens condemn the detention of four prominent human rights lawyers, Jiang Tianyong (江天勇), Tang Jitian (唐吉田), Wang Cheng (王成), and Zhang Junjie (张俊杰), as well as many citizens by authorities in the Jiansanjiang Bureau of Management at Qixing Farm, Heilongjiang. They were taken by local police on March 21, 2014, a day after the lawyers and citizens visited a black jail site in Jiansanjiang where relatives of the citizens were held. The signatories to the statement call for the lawyers’ immediate release, an investigation into their illegal detention, and accountability of the perpetrators.


[Translation by volunteers]

Solemn Declaration by Members of the Chinese Human Rights Lawyers Group Concerning the Illegal Detention of Lawyers Tang Jitian, Jiang Tianyong, Zhang Junjie, Wang Cheng and Numerous Citizens by Local Authorities at Qixing Farm under the Jiansanjiang Bureau of Management in Heilongjiang.

We are shocked to learn that in the morning of March 21, 2014, four lawyers--Tang Jitian, Jiang Tianyong, Zhang Junjie, and Wang Cheng--and numerous citizens were detained by local authorities at Qixing Farm under the Jiansanjiang Bureau of Management in Heilongjiang province.

We understand that the four lawyers--Tang Jitian, Jiang Tianyong, Zhang Junjie, and Wang Cheng--and family members of individuals who are under illegal detention went yesterday to a "legal education base" at Qinglongshan Farm under the Jiansanjiang General Bureau of Agriculture (which is in fact a "black jail" where numerous citizens who have neither broken any laws nor committed any crimes are under illegal detention) to demand the release of law-abiding citizens who are illegally detained there. They also went to the local procuratorate to file a lawsuit in accordance with the law. Last night, they were tailed by unidentified vehicles on their way back to their hotel.

We, as lawyers who care about the advancement of rule of law and human rights protection in China, express our utmost concern over this incident. We believe that the actions on the part of the local authorities at Qixing Farm under the Jiansanjiang Bureau of Management of Heilongjiang are blatant attack and reprisal against lawyers who carry out their professional duties such as representing plaintiffs in accordance with the law. These actions are undisguised persecution, serious abuse of power and violation of the law, and rule of law disasters that severely trample upon human rights. These unlawful actions should cease or be stopped immediately.

Concerning this serious human rights incident, we make the following solemn declarations:

1. We strongly protest and sternly condemn the illegal detention of lawyers Tang Jitian, Jiang Tianyong, Zhang Junjie, Wang Cheng and numerous citizens by local authorities at Qixing Farm under the Jiansanjiang Bureau of Management in Heilongjiang.

2. We demand that local authorities at Qixing Farm under the Jiansanjiang Bureau of Management in Heilongjiang immediately release lawyers Tang Jitian, Jiang Tianyong, Zhang Junjie, Wang Cheng and the numerous citizens who are under illegal detention.

3. We demand that the Supreme People's Procuratorate, the Heilongjiang Provincial People's Procuratorate, and other national legal supervisory organs investigate this incident in accordance with the law; investigate and outlaw, in accordance with the law, "legal education bases" and any other illegal "black jails" in the area overseen by the Jiansanjiang Bureau of Management in Heilongjiang; and hold criminally accountable relevant individuals responsible for abuse of power, illegal detention and other crimes.

4. We shall closely monitor the situation as it unfolds, and are prepared to go to Qixing Farm under the Jiansanjiang Bureau of Management in Heilongjiang at any time.

March 21, 2014

Signatories:
张磊  北京  律师
李和平  北京  律师
李方平  北京  律师
刘卫国  山东  律师
唐天昊  重庆  律师
庞琨  广东  律师
王全平  广东  律师
葛永喜  广东  律师
陈建刚  北京  律师
吴魁明  广东  律师
隋牧青  广东  律师
陈科云  广东  律师
刘正清  广东  律师
刘士辉  广东  律师
吴镇琦  广东  律师
梁小军  北京  律师
张科科  湖北  律师
兰志学  北京  律师
谢阳  湖南  律师
常伯阳  河南  律师
付永刚  山东  律师
徐灿  北京  律师
葛文秀  广东  律师
陈武权  北京  律师
滕  彪  北京  律师
胡贵云  北京  律师
赵永林  山东  律师
张传利  北京  律师
刘  巍  北京  律师
唐荆陵  广东  律师
刘金滨  山东  律师
周立新  北京  律师
陈进学  广东  律师
范标文  广东  律师
梁秀波  河南  律师
李威达  河北  律师
于全  四川  律师
刘伟  河南  律师
王宗跃  贵州  律师
黎雄兵  北京  律师
刘四新  北京  博士
肖芳华  广东  律师
李金星  山东  律师
石永胜  河北  律师
李国蓓  北京  律师
张国  湖南  律师
汪廖  浙江  律师
蒋援民  广东  律师
郭莲辉  江西  律师
郭新嵘  北京  律师
李长明  北京  律师
李启珍  上海  律师
李长青  北京  律师
董前勇  北京  律师
杨名跨  云南  律师
余文生  北京  律师
张维玉  山东  律师
冉彤  四州  律师
郑湘  山东  律师
王秋实  北京  律师
刘连贺  天津  律师
高承才  河南  律师

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李学惠  北京公民  13311296958
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莫建刚  贵州人权悍卫者
黄燕明  贵州人权悍卫者
陈德富  贵州人权悍卫者
张重发  贵州人权悍卫者
杜和平  贵州人权悍卫者
陶玉平  贵州人权悍卫者
李任科  贵州人权悍卫者
朱正元  贵州人权悍卫者
何德普  贵州公民  15611560460
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高长生  北京公民
刘起麟  北京公民
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王凤仙  北京公民
德淑清  北京公民
刘春霞  北京公民
王小红  北京公民
周义祥  北京公民
王家梁  北京公民
王建平  北京公民
王克新  北京公民
张洪斌  北京公民
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刘彦平  北京公民
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胡容  四川温江  13678109022
黄琼  四川温江  18215552374
王淑芬  四川温江  13618024383
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展俊靖  江季市  13812391179
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黄贤良  苏州公民  13915587948
张伟虹  湘潭公民  13574095493
肖小舟  湖南娄底  13907388050
王美娟  苏州公民  13806260448
苗健  18015408479
奚学开  南通公民  15371770790
吴先东  通安公民  13372100902
唐根方  通安公民  13506203418
费晓明  通安公民  13402505363
计菊良  通安公民  13052813666
许彩英  通安公民  13057493263
吴才林  通安公民  13402589382
徐晓芬  通安公民  15051526869
陆美华  通安公民
俞美琴  通安公民
陆翠英  通安公民
程静  通安公民  15850072944
张道夫  辽阳公民  13572095222
金凤玲  通安公民
周风娥  通安公民
钟灶兴  通安公民
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邹锦元  通安公民
徐留根  通安公民
倪虹霏  西安公民  13572522256
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张炳林  通安公民
姚永祥  通安公民
濮美珍  通安公民
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丁明珍  通安公民
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杨菊珍  通安公民
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马根法  通安公民
骆善强  广东肇庆  18929825231
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姚金根  通安公民
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张建平  常州公民  15189752149
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黄琼  四川温江  18215552374
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陆惠媛  苏州公民  13401465319
朱明晓  苏州公民  15062358801
杜广林  北京公民  15210121694
黄静  长沙公民  13975103494
尤勋  福建宁德
尹旭安  湖北大冶  18501326119
毛晓丽  河北枣强  18501328610
杜广林  北京公民  15210121694
朱明晓  苏州公民  15062358801
胡军  新彊昌吉  13070385314
张振敏  辽宁公民  18201384123
孟宪章  天津公民  13512838495
曹孟连  湖南耒阳  18703012970
沈福兴  通安公民
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李云木  通安公民  66728724
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张逸华  通安公民
江根男  通安公民
徐素珍  通安公民
周玉珍  通安公民
张志忠  通安公民
马建明  通安公民
席云林  通安公民
唐大妹  通安公民
查九宝  通安公民
潘泉金  通安公民  66712786
周生良  通安公民
顾月英  通安公民
李培生  通安公民
顾敖新  通安公民
夏培英  通安公民
陆建良  通安公民
江巧珍  通安公民
徐秀兰  通安公民
江福珍  通安公民
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金丽芬  通安公民
陈阿林  通安公民
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李永江  通安公民
吴建一  通安公民
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蒋勤芬  通安公民
谈兴泉  通安公民
陈素珍  通安公民
计莲英  通安公民
刘秀珍  通安公民
徐小英  通安公民  13771924313
金建英  通安公民  13815262161
沈立新  通安公民
惠建林  通安公民  13820268072
吴惠珍  通安公民  13073317325
徐惠金  通安公民  18051901057
宣水福  通安公民  13115108176
张桂英  通安公民  13862063413
潘卫明  通安公民  15962146001
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周鑫  通安公民  15250498369
陆玉妹  通安公民  18351251214
潘兴青  通安公民
钟雪珍  通安公民
府建华  通安公民  13301540361
王文英  通安公民  13812758722
黄平  通安公民  18013540232
朱玉林  通安公民
顾雪妹  通安公民  13776008132
朱国红  通安公民  13913598321
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秦兰英  鹤岗公民  13504583360
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李菊根  通安公民  18912639830
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钱珍  通安公民  15250019386
金素玲  通安公民  18021241232
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刘承波  通安公民  1519008692

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