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Jiangsu Citizen Gu Yimin to be Tried for “Inciting Subversion of State Power”

September 27, 2013

Sources told Human Rights in China that Gu Yimin (顾义民), of Changshu City, Jiangsu Province, will be tried on Sunday, September 29, for “inciting subversion of state power,” in the Changshu People’s Court. Gu, 37, was detained on June 1 and formally arrested on June 14 after he posted online photographs related to the June Fourth military crackdown on the 1989 Democracy Movement and submitted an application to march on June 4 to mark the 24th anniversary of the crackdown.

In a Weibo posting, one of Gu’s lawyers, Liu Weiguo (刘卫国), states that since Gu is being tried for his criticism of the Communist Party of China, in order to ensure a fair trial, the authorities should disclose whether the judge, prosecutors, and court reporters are members of the CPC.

According to a previous Weibo posting by Liu, Gu has been abused by the authorities at the Changshu Detention Center: he was beaten for walking too slowly and was once chained to a chair for more than 20 hours with his hands and legs shackled for not obeying orders.

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