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When Jiang Tianyong first arrived in Beijing to work as a lawyer, he was in the same firm as Li Heping and Li Chunfu. Heping and Jiang Tianyong were from the same town, and had been classmates; Heping always called Jiang, “Old Jiang.” Sometimes when they disagreed they would argue; Heping would get...
A joint appeal issued by lawyers and citizens to the Standing Committees of the National People’s Congress and of the Heilongjiang Provincial People's Congress, which challenges the legality of the existence of the General Bureau of Farm Reclamation of Heilongjiang. In the appeal, the lawyers and...
This chronology was compiled by Legal Professionals for the Public Good (公益法律人), a Google Group, and lists daily events and actions carried out by lawyers, citizens, and officials involved in the Jiansanjiang case from March 21 to April 15. 维权全程 24 天日志 ( 3.21 — 4.15 ) 3月21日 【官方】 抢手机、绑架关押 。 八点十五左右,...
Lawyer Xie Yang (谢 阳) , who represents Jiang Tianyong, describes in this account that he arrived in Jiansanjiang in the morning of April 2 and went straight to the Qixing Public Security Bureau sub-branch and asked to meet with Lawyer Jiang Tianyong. The deputy branch chief of the bureau told Xie...
This rebuttal was written by lawyer Liu Sixin (刘四新) , who has a doctorate in law from Beida, in response to an op-ed published by the Global Times, in Chinese and English , on April 2, 2014, that accuses the lawyers involved in the Jiansanjiang incident of inciting “illegal activities rather than...
Women human rights defenders in China have launched an online appeal asking women lawyers to protest the thug-like treatment of fellow lawyer Wang Shengsheng (王胜生) in Jiansanjiang by posing for photos with black hoods over their heads, with hands bound, and wearing placards that read "Women lawyers...
  • Lawyers and citizens declare hunger strike outside Qixing Detention Center, Jiangsanjiang, Heilongjiang, to protest unlawful detention of rights lawyers and citizens. March 25, 2014.
In the days following the March 21 detention of four lawyers — Jiang Tianyong ( 江天勇 ) , Tang Jitian ( 唐吉田 ) , Wang Cheng ( 王成 ) , and Zhang Junjie ( 张俊杰 ) —and approximately 20 citizens , in Jiansanjiang City, Heilongjiang Province, the authorities rounded up and questioned scores of other lawyers...
Lawyers and citizens sent the following letter to the Ministry of Public Security regarding the illegal detention of citizens and rights defense lawyers in Jiansanjiang:
This urgent complaint was filed by a number of citizens before the Heilongjiang Supreme People’s Procuratorate against Sui Fengfu, Party Secretary of the General Bureau of Farm Reclamation of Heilongjiang, (黑龙江农垦总局) and others for abduction, illegal detention, and other crimes. From 9:00 a.m. to 4:...
Human rights lawyer Liu Weiguo circulated online 20 templates of Open Government Information requests seeking disclosure of information concerning the detention of the four lawyers and the authorities’ refusal to allow them to meet their lawyers. Liu asks citizens to fill out the applications, mail...

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