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“We’ll strike you dead in one blow”: Jiang Tianyong Threatened by Domestic Security

April 4, 2019

Jin Bianling (金变玲), wife of human rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong (江天勇) ,says in a Twitter post that in recent days, Jiang Tianyong’s family has suffered sharply increased monitoring and harassment by domestic security personnel from the Luoshan County Public Security Bureau, in Xinyang City, Henan Province. On the morning of April 3, on the way back home from the market, Jiang Tianyong and his mother were harassed by domestic security personnel. One of the domestic security officers said: “When you come out at night, we’ll strike you dead in one blow!” On April 2, Jiang’s father, en route to sweep graves on his electrical trishaw, was attacked by domestic security and thrown onto a roadside bank.

Lawyer Jiang Tianyong has been persecuted by the authorities for working on many human rights cases. He was arrested in November 2016. On November 21, 2017, he was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment for “inciting subversion of state power.” He was released from prison on February 28, 2019, but was taken away right away by domestic security personnel instead of being allowed to go home. After Jiang went on a hunger strike, he was sent to his parents' home on the afternoon of March 2. He has been closely monitored and restricted in his movement ever since.









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