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Wives of Lawyers Detained in “709 Crackdown” Taken Away for Carrying out “Bucket Show” Protest, Defense Lawyers Reprimanded by Police

June 6, 2016

Today, outside the entrance of the No. 2 branch of the Tianjin People’s Procuratorate, the wives of a number of lawyers who were arrested and disappeared in the “709 crackdown” nearly a year ago, used a “bucket show” to protest the authorities’ trampling on the law and express support for their husbands. They were taken to the Guajiasi police substation of the Hexi District branch of the Tianjin Public Security Bureau.

In addition, four defense lawyers for some of the lawyers in custody went to the Tianjin No.2 Procuratorate to find out about the progress of their clients’ cases. After they submitted written materials for the defense and for bringing suit against Tianjin Public Security Bureau for its unlawful handling of their clients’ cases, they were reprimanded and threatened by the police. As they were leaving, they were told by policemen: “If you don’t cooperate with our inquiries, we’ll initiate procedures to interrogate you.”


709被捕律师妻子们进行“今夏最潮水桶秀”被带走,辩护律师遭警察强制口头传唤

6月6号,几位律师家属们在天津市人民检察院第二分院门口用“今夏最潮水桶秀”抗议,现场正被大量国保包围,之后,几位家属被警方带到天津市公安局河西分局挂甲寺派出所,目前几位家属手机被停机状态。下面是律师们和部分家属介绍的情况。

709被抓捕被失踪近一年的律师家属今日在天津市人民检察院第二分院门口用水桶秀抗议,红色的水桶上书“和平我支持你”“全璋我爱你我等你”,三位女性神态平和眼神坚定,衣着艳丽高举水桶,令看者内心悸动。


从前至后:王全璋的妻子李文足、翟岩民的妻子刘二敏、李和平的妻子王峭岭


从左至右:李和平的妻子王峭岭、翟岩民的妻子刘二敏、王全璋的妻子李文足


前排从左至右:李和平妻子王峭岭、翟岩民妻子刘二敏、王全璋妻子李文足、戈平妻子樊丽丽的代表

在天津市河西看守所现场,翟岩民妻子、王全章妻子及一位记者曾追赶一个国宝,并把车堵住了,记者还录像了。截至6月6日上午11时45分,王峭岭(李和平妻子),樊丽丽(戈平妻子),李文足(王全璋妻子),刘二敏(翟岩民妻子)均被口头传唤,并被警方抓走。


李和平妻子王峭岭被带走

在现场的文东海律师已证实了这个消息,他说:几位家属和律师都被天津市公安局带走,家属被口头传唤,律师被强制盘查,我和王磊、蔡瑛、纪中久被带到河西区公安分局挂甲寺派出所,家属情况不明。

天津市公安局河西分局挂甲寺派出所,电话:022-28333992,地址:中国天津市河西区利民道麦格理晨星园3号楼1。

王磊律师说: 2016年6月6日上午,四位律师是去天津检察院二分院了解案件是否移送起诉,递交辩护手续,并控告天津市公安局违法办案,剥夺律师辩护权、会见权以及了解案情权等问题。律师在天津二分院了解了案件进展,递交了书面控告材料,走出来后遭警察强制口头传唤。

在二分院控告接待处,律师反映情况期间,有便装挎包男从接待台内侧的半掩的门口偷偷对着律师拍照,被发现后律师提出抗议,便衣男从后院溜走。杨姓检察官说是他们的工作人员。

自称杨姓暴姓两位检察官负责接待,接待室墙上悬挂最高检察院颁发的文明检察院匾额。

律师正当履行职务,当事人家属正当反映诉求,走出检察院却遭强制口头传唤。现在一人一个房间由一个警察看守。

——王磊

2016年6月6日于天津挂甲寺派出所

蔡瑛、文东海律师被隔离询问

709辩护律师蔡瑛、文东海、王磊、纪中久等人今日中午十二时左右被天津警方从检察院第二分院门口强行带至挂甲寺看守所隔离关押,直至下午两时左右才安排午餐盒饭,后又被要求接受询问。询问蔡瑛律师的赫姓和郑姓警员恐吓称“不配合询问就要开手续进行讯问”。询问内容主要是要求律师承认和指控709家属扰乱公共秩序。蔡瑛律师拒绝配合,双方僵持近三小时,警察出门休息,打开门后,蔡瑛听到隔壁传来文东海律师义正言辞的斥责声。

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