Crackdown on Peaceful Assembly & Free Expression
Gallery of Detainee Photos & Backgrounds
Detained in Crackdown on Peaceful Assembly
& Free Expression
Ma Xinli (马新立), a former bus
driver, has petitioned to protec...
Yuan Dong (袁冬) was working
as a stockbroker while
participating in “New Citizens
Movement” activities before
being detaine...
Zhang Baocheng (张宝成) was
once an entrepreneur and has
taken part in rights advocacy
activities since 2006. He was
taken in...
Li Wei (李蔚) has been involved
in rights advocacy activities while
petitioning against injustice he
himself had encountered...
Qi Yueying (齐月英) had been
fighting a legal battle to save
her home from forced
demolition before being
detained in the cra...
Wang Yonghong (王永红) once
served in the Chinese military and
most recently has worked at China
Railway Corporation. He has ...
Ding Jiaxi (丁家喜), a human rights
lawyer, has defended politically
“sensitive” cases in recent years,
including that of Che...
Sun Hanhui (孙含会) has served as a
legal consultant for CNNIC (China
Internet Network Information Center,
a non-profit organ...
Zhao Changqing (赵常青) has
been active in pro-democracy
and human rights campaigns for
decades. He was a student
leader in t...
Zhang Xiangzhong (张向忠),
originally from Shandong
Province, went to work in Beijing,
where he became a supporter of
the Ope...
Li Huanjun (李焕君), a
kindergarten teacher-turned-
activist, challenged plans to
demolish her home in Beijing in
November 20...
Song Ze (宋泽), who has been
actively involved in the Open
Constitution Initiative, has
helped petitioners and others
defend...
Xu Zhiyong (许志永) is a
professor, legal advocate, and
director of the Open Constitution
Initiative (Gongmeng), which was
fo...
Liu Ping (刘萍) started her
advocacy activities with issues
concerning workers’ rights in
2009, and also has been an
advocat...
Li Sihua (李思华) went to jail
for eight years after losing a
legal battle against official
corruption involving his
business...
Wei Zhongping (魏忠平) began
his rights advocacy on issues
concerning workers’ rights. He
unsuccessfully ran as an
independen...
Huang Wenxun (黄文勋), a
student at Zhongshan University
in Guangdong, began his activism
in 2011, when he took to the
street...
Yuan Fengchu (袁奉初), a factory
worker originally from Hubei
Province, joined other activists in
Guangzhou in 2012 in stagin...
Yuan Xiaohua (袁小华) was a
teacher in Hubei Province before
moving to Guangzhou to look for
work. He has been involved in
ri...
Activist Liu Yuandong (刘远东) is
also an entrepreneur and
philanthropist who owns a
biotechnology company in
Guangzhou. On F...
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  1. 1. Crackdown on Peaceful Assembly & Free Expression Gallery of Detainee Photos & Backgrounds
  2. 2. Detained in Crackdown on Peaceful Assembly & Free Expression Ma Xinli (马新立), a former bus driver, has petitioned to protect intellectual property rights for his inventions, and called for reforming China’s Patent Law. Detained previously for such activities, he was summoned for questioning on March 13, 2013, in connection to the call for top Chinese officials to disclose their financial assets. The next day, police searched his home and confiscated his computer without producing a warrant.
  3. 3. Yuan Dong (袁冬) was working as a stockbroker while participating in “New Citizens Movement” activities before being detained in March 2013. Detained in Crackdown on Peaceful Assembly & Free Expression
  4. 4. Zhang Baocheng (张宝成) was once an entrepreneur and has taken part in rights advocacy activities since 2006. He was taken into custody and detained once in 2011, and has frequently been under police surveillance. Detained in Crackdown on Peaceful Assembly & Free Expression
  5. 5. Li Wei (李蔚) has been involved in rights advocacy activities while petitioning against injustice he himself had encountered. He participated in the protest against the banning of Annie Zhang (张安妮), the daughter of Anhui dissident Zhang Lin (张林), from attending school, and petitioned the Ministry of Education in Beijing. Detained in Crackdown on Peaceful Assembly & Free Expression
  6. 6. Qi Yueying (齐月英) had been fighting a legal battle to save her home from forced demolition before being detained in the crackdown. Her home was bulldozed the same day that she was taken into custody in April 2013. Detained in Crackdown on Peaceful Assembly & Free Expression
  7. 7. Wang Yonghong (王永红) once served in the Chinese military and most recently has worked at China Railway Corporation. He has also been very active in pro-democracy and human rights campaigns for years, and actively participated in “Free Chen Guangcheng” campaign in 2012. On February 21, 2013, he was detained for several hours and then placed under surveillance and threatened by police at his workplace. Detained in Crackdown on Peaceful Assembly & Free Expression
  8. 8. Ding Jiaxi (丁家喜), a human rights lawyer, has defended politically “sensitive” cases in recent years, including that of Chen Kegui (陈克 贵), the jailed nephew of activist Chen Guangcheng (陈光诚), and also that of detained Tibetans. Ding has provided legal services to the banned NGO Open Constitution Initiative (公盟) in Beijing. Ding has been a leading voice in the campaign to push top Chinese leaders to disclose their personal wealth. Detained in Crackdown on Peaceful Assembly & Free Expression
  9. 9. Sun Hanhui (孙含会) has served as a legal consultant for CNNIC (China Internet Network Information Center, a non-profit organization in Beijing). Since 2012, he has helped initiate an advocacy drive calling for disclosure of Chinese officials’ financial assets. Sun has also participated in a similar nationwide campaign that has collected thousands of signatures, and mailed the letter with the signatures to national leaders. Detained in Crackdown on Peaceful Assembly & Free Expression
  10. 10. Zhao Changqing (赵常青) has been active in pro-democracy and human rights campaigns for decades. He was a student leader in the 1989 Tiananmen protests and imprisoned for his role. He was jailed two more times for his democracy activities (in 1997 and 2002) for “inciting subversion against state power,” for three and five years, respectively. Since his release in 2007, he has organized citizen campaigns on diverse issues. Zhao has effectively used the Internet as a platform of action, especially with the blog “Charter 08.” Detained in Crackdown on Peaceful Assembly & Free Expression
  11. 11. Zhang Xiangzhong (张向忠), originally from Shandong Province, went to work in Beijing, where he became a supporter of the Open Constitution Initiative, and an active netizen promoting rights and social justice. In taking Zhang into custody in the crackdown, police also searched his home and confiscated personal property. Detained in Crackdown on Peaceful Assembly & Free Expression
  12. 12. Li Huanjun (李焕君), a kindergarten teacher-turned- activist, challenged plans to demolish her home in Beijing in November 2011. Local authorities eventually demolished her home in July 2012 without legal consent. For voicing grievances, she has been detained and assaulted several times. She joined the anti- corruption campaign in early 2013, and also ran as an independent candidate in elections for her local People's Congress. Detained in Crackdown on Peaceful Assembly & Free Expression
  13. 13. Song Ze (宋泽), who has been actively involved in the Open Constitution Initiative, has helped petitioners and others defend their rights. In 2012, he was held by police in a secret location for about half the year, and then was told he would serve one year of house arrest. Song went missing in Beijing on July 12, 2013, and it was discovered nearly a week later that he had been detained. Detained in Crackdown on Peaceful Assembly & Free Expression
  14. 14. Xu Zhiyong (许志永) is a professor, legal advocate, and director of the Open Constitution Initiative (Gongmeng), which was forced to shut down in 2009. He has frequently been subjected to police harassment for his rights defense activities, including being disappeared during the Jasmine Crackdown in 2011 and put under “soft detention” for extended periods. Detained in Crackdown on Peaceful Assembly & Free Expression
  15. 15. Liu Ping (刘萍) started her advocacy activities with issues concerning workers’ rights in 2009, and also has been an advocate for women’s rights. In 2011, she tried to run in a local People’s Congress election in Jiangxi Province as an independent candidate. At the time, local police harassed her and her supporters, and she was also briefly detained. Detained in Crackdown on Peaceful Assembly & Free Expression
  16. 16. Li Sihua (李思华) went to jail for eight years after losing a legal battle against official corruption involving his business. He attempted to run as an independent candidate for the People’s Congress election in Jiangxi Province in 2011. He has participated in a wide range of rights advocacy activities, often suffering harassment by authorities. Prior to the crackdown, Li had been held under illegal police custody several times. Detained in Crackdown on Peaceful Assembly & Free Expression
  17. 17. Wei Zhongping (魏忠平) began his rights advocacy on issues concerning workers’ rights. He unsuccessfully ran as an independent candidate for his local People’s Congress in Jiangxi Province in 2011. He has been involved in promoting housing rights and land rights, and joined the public call for top officials to disclose their wealth. Detained in Crackdown on Peaceful Assembly & Free Expression
  18. 18. Huang Wenxun (黄文勋), a student at Zhongshan University in Guangdong, began his activism in 2011, when he took to the street to support prisoners of conscience and promote democracy. He was detained for a month in 2012, and initiated his “Enlightening China” trip in the spring of 2013, during which he traveled across the country to rally citizens to join the push for democratization. Huang was tortured with electric shocks after being detained in May 2013. Detained in Crackdown on Peaceful Assembly & Free Expression
  19. 19. Yuan Fengchu (袁奉初), a factory worker originally from Hubei Province, joined other activists in Guangzhou in 2012 in staging rallies to promote democracy and social justice. In early 2013, he was taken away and beaten by police after he protested the Southern Weekly censorship scandal. In April 2013, he joined a campaign traveling across the country to promote the International Convention on Civil and Political Rights and demanding officials disclose their assets. Detained in Crackdown on Peaceful Assembly & Free Expression
  20. 20. Yuan Xiaohua (袁小华) was a teacher in Hubei Province before moving to Guangzhou to look for work. He has been involved in rights activism and staged street rallies with other activists calling for democracy and social justice. Consequently, police threatened his employer and he lost his job. He was secretly detained in June 2012 for a month and suffered ill treatment. Detained in Crackdown on Peaceful Assembly & Free Expression
  21. 21. Activist Liu Yuandong (刘远东) is also an entrepreneur and philanthropist who owns a biotechnology company in Guangzhou. On February 23, he was detained on suspicion of "illegal gathering and demonstration” but then arrested on a charge of “withdrawing contributed capital after incorporation of a company." While in police custody, Liu Yuandong has been subjected to mistreatment, including sleep deprivation. Detained in Crackdown on Peaceful Assembly & Free Expression

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