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39 Individuals Affected by China’s Crackdown Following Call for “Jasmine Revolution” (Name list)

Posted by Author on April 23, 2011

The Chinese government has criminally detained a total of 39 individuals since mid-February after anonymous calls for “Jasmine Revolution” protests first appeared online. As of today, six of the criminally detained have been formally arrested, three have been sent to Re-education through Labor (RTL) camps, 14 have been released (out of which nine have been released on bail to await trial) while 16 remain detained.

In addition, two people have been placed under residential surveillance while about 17 activists remain missing.

The following map displays the names and charges against those currently detained as well as the names of those missing. Individuals who have been released from detention or returned from enforced disappearances do not appear on this map. Please see the list below for a complete account of the arrests, detentions, and disappearances.

Criminal Detentions, Disappearances, and Individuals under Residential Surveillance outside of their Homes as of April 22, 2011

Information about the six individuals who have been formally arrested:

  1.     Chen Wei (陈卫), 42, a rights activist based in Suining City, Sichuan Province, was formally arrested for “inciting subversion of state power” on March 28. Chen was criminally detained for “inciting subversion of state power” on February 20 after police in Suining called him for “tea” that same morning. Officers and security guards later searched his home, confiscating a computer, two hard drives and a USB drive. He is currently being held at the Suining City Detention Center. Chen was a 1989 Tiananmen student protester when he was studying at the Beijing Institute of Technology, majoring in mechanical engineering. He was imprisoned in Qincheng prison and released in January 1991.  In May 1992, Chen was again arrested for commemorating June 4 and organizing a political party, and was sentenced to five years in prison. In the past several years, Chen has emerged as a leader in organizing human rights actions in Sichuan.
  2.     Ding Mao (丁矛), a 45 year-old dissident, was seized from his home on February 19 and then criminally detained on the same day by police in Mianyang City, Sichuan Province, on suspicion of “inciting subversion of state power.” CHRD learned of his arrest on March 28; he is currently being held at the Mianyang City Detention Center. CHRD learned on April 9 that police in Mianyang City have blocked meetings between Ding and a lawyer hired for him by his family because, according to the police, Ding’s case “involves state secrets.” As a philosophy student at Lanzhou University in the late 1980s, Ding became a student leader during the 1989 pro-democracy protests. He was twice imprisoned for his activism, first in 1989 and again in 1992 when he was arrested for organizing the Social Democratic Party. He spent a total of 10 years in jail. Before his detention and arrest, he was the general manager of an investment company in Mianyang.
  3.     Li Shuangde (李双德), a citizen lawyer and an activist based in Chengdu City, Sichuan Province, was criminally detained on March 24 on suspicion of “credit card fraud” by the Public Security Bureau (PSB) of Jinjiang District of Chengdu City and formally arrested for the same charge on April 2. Police had taken him away on March 21. Li is currently being held in the Chengdu Detention Center, which is located in Pi County. His arrest comes despite the fact that his family repaid the 20,000 RMB owed by Li to his bank by April 2. Li operates a legal aid center in Chengdu, and provides legal aid to citizens who cannot afford to hire a lawyer. Li has been harassed on numerous occasions in the past by local officials.
  4.     Ran Yunfei (冉云飞), 46, a writer, blogger, and activist, was formally arrested on March 25 for “inciting subversion of state power” and is currently being held in the Dujiangyan Detention Center. Ran was originally criminally detained for “subversion of state power” on February 24, according to a formal detention notice received by his wife; it is not known why the charge was changed. Ran, a member of the ethnic Tu minority who studied Chinese literature at Sichuan University, is an employee of the magazine Sichuan Literature and a resident of Chengdu City, Sichuan Province. He is a prolific writer of social and political commentary. He blogs at <http://www.bullogger.com/blogs/ranyunfei/&gt; and his Twitter account, @ranyunfei, has more than 44,000 followers.  Ran has been in police detention since the morning of February 20, when he was summoned to “tea.” Officers later searched his home and confiscated his computer.
  5.     Wang Lihong (王荔蕻), 55, a Beijing-based human rights defender and democracy activist, was criminally detained for “creating a disturbance” at some point before March 26, and was formally arrested on April 20. In 1989, Ms. Wang joined the pro-democracy demonstrations in Beijing, an experience which led her to resign from her government job in 1991.  Ms. Wang, a former doctor, then became a dedicated democracy activist and human rights defender. She has worked on projects such as relief efforts for the “Tiananmen homeless” and advocated on behalf of three imprisoned Fujian netizens and citizens fighting land seizures in Beihai City, Guangxi Province.
  6.     Zhu Yufu (朱虞夫), 58, a Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province-based democracy activist, was taken away by police on March 5. Officers also searched his home and confiscated two computers and other items. Zhu was criminally detained on suspicion of “inciting subversion of state power” and formally arrested on the same charge on April 11. Formerly a property manager at the Hangzhou City Shangcheng District Urban Housing Bureau, Zhu was convicted of “subversion of state power” in 1999 and served seven years in prison for founding the Opposition Party magazine, which carried articles about the China Democratic Party. After his release in 2006, he spoke out against the torture he suffered in prison and continued to promote democratization. He was detained again in 2007 after a confrontation with a police officer who was questioning his son, and sentenced to two years in prison for “beating police and hindering public duty.”

Information about the three individuals who have been sent to Re-education through Labor (RTL) camps:

  1.     Hua Chunhui (华春晖), 47, is a Wuxi City, Jiangsu Province-based netizen, activist, and mid-level manager at an insurance company. He was seized by police on February 21 and criminally detained on suspicion of “endangering state security,” according to a notice issued by police at the Tanduqiao Station in Wuxi’s Nanchang District. CHRD learned in mid-April that Hua has been sent to Re-education through Labor. Hua, using the Twitter account @wxhch64, tweeted messages about the “Jasmine Revolution.” Hua and his fiancée Wang Yi (王译) have been active in civil society initiatives in recent years; for example, the couple organized a forum in Beijing in May 2010 to discuss the demonstrations outside of the Fuzhou City trial of three activists. Wang Yi (whose given name is Cheng Jianping) was sent to one year of Re-education through Labor in November 2010 for a tweet she posted during violent anti-Japan demonstrations in October 2010.
  2.     Wei Qiang (魏强), a human rights activist, was criminally detained in Beijing on suspicion of taking part in an “illegal demonstration;” his family was notified on March 2 by the Beijing PSB. On April 8, CHRD learned that Wei has been sent to two years of RTL in his home province of Shaanxi. However, when Wei’s parents arrived at Baota District Re-education through Labor Camp in Shaanxi Province’s Yan’an City camp, they were told Wei “was not there.” The parents also visited the Yan’an City Public Security Bureau to ask about Wei, but were told that developments in his case were currently “secret.” Wei, originally from Xi’an City, Shaanxi Province, moved to Beijing in 2010. On February 20, he used his Twitter account (@Watchmen725) to report from the scene in front of the Wangfujing McDonald’s, one of the locations identified in the call for “Jasmine Revolution” protests.
  3.     Yang Qiuyu (杨秋雨), a Beijing-based dissident, was taken away on March 6. He was criminally detained on March 7 on suspicion of “creating a disturbance,” and on March 9 police returned to search his home, confiscating a computer, name cards, and other items. Yang’s wife received a notice from Beijing PSB Dongcheng Sub-division on April 14 that Yang has been sent to RTL for two years.

Information about the other 30 individuals who have been criminally detained (five have been released, nine have been released on bail to await trial and seventeen remain in detention centers):

  1.     Cheng Li (成 力) is a Beijing-based artist. Cheng was seized on April 24 together with artists Huang Xiang and Zhui Hun after appearing in a performance art exhibition at the Beijing Museum of Contemporary Art on March 20, where some of the pieces touched on the current crackdown. Cheng was later criminally detained for “causing a disturbance” by officers from the Songzhuang police station in Beijing. They are currently being held in the Tiahu Detention Center in Beijing’s Tongzhou District.
  2.     Cheng Wanyun (程婉芸), 41, is a Beijing-based netizen originally from Sichuan Province. She was summoned by Beijing police on February 26 and criminally detained for “creating a disturbance” and “obstructing public safety” the next day. Her computer was also confiscated.  On March 28, Cheng was released on bail to await trial and will be subjected to one year of “public surveillance” (guanzhi). During her detention in Tongzhou District Detention Center, Cheng was interrogated seven times mainly about her writings on QQ groups about the revolutions in the Middle East, whether she has been “exploited by someone else” or been part of a wider network or organization.
  3.     Dong Jiqin (董继勤), husband of housing rights activist and human rights lawyer Ni Yulan, is criminally detained for “creating a disturbance.” Dong is being held in the Xicheng Detention Center in Beijing’s Haidian District. Dong and Ni disappeared on April 7, and family members only discovered their whereabouts on April 11 after contacting the police.
  4.     Guo Gai (郭 盖), is a Beijing-based artist. Guo was seized on April 24 after taking photos at a performance art exhibition at the Beijing Museum of Contemporary Art on March 20, where some of the pieces touched on the current crackdown. Guo, whose computer was confiscated, was later criminally detained but the precise charge is unknown. Guo is currently being held in the Tiahu Detention Center in Beijing’s Tongzhou District.
  5.     Guo Weidong (郭卫东), born in 1972, a college graduate, employee of a business corporation, and an active netizen from Haining City, Zhejiang Province, was criminally detained on March 11 for “inciting subversion of state power.” The day before, police had arrived at Guo’s home and office and confiscated his computer along with other items. Guo, whose Twitter account is @daxa, had previously been summoned twice for questioning in relation to the anonymous online calls for “Jasmine Revolution” protests.
  6.     Guo Yigui (郭谊贵) is a Shanghai-based petitioner, together with fellow petitioners Tan Lanying and Yang Lamei (杨腊梅), Guo was seized on February 20 and held on suspicion of “assembling a crowd to disrupt the order of a public place.” Guo was released on February 25 while Tan and Yang were released on March 23. The three, all veteran petitioners, were separately taken into custody by police at a site in Shanghai identified in online postings calling for “Jasmine Revolution” protests, though there is no indication the three knew anything about the protests.
  7.     Huang Xiang (黄 香), is a Beijing-based artist. Huang was seized together with artists Cheng Li and Zhui Hun after appearing in a performance art exhibition at the Beijing Museum of Contemporary Art on March 20, where some of the pieces touched on the current crackdown. Huangwas later criminally detained for “causing a disturbance” by officers from the Songzhuang police station in Beijing. They are currently being held in the Tiahu Detention Center in Beijing’s Tongzhou District.
  8.     Kan Siyun (阚思云), a petitioner from Chengdu City, Sichuan Province, was seized on April 9 outside of the sentencing of Sichuan-based activist Liu Xianbin (刘贤斌). Together with two other petitioners, Li Renyu and Peng Tianhui, the three were originally returned to Chengdu City from Suining City and given seven days of administrative detention on March 28; however, instead of being released, they were then criminally detained by the Chengdu City PSB and transferred to the Chengdu City Detention Center. While the police has threatened that the three face charges of “inciting subversion of state power,” their relatives have yet to receive formal detention notices and the precise charges against the three are unclear.
  9.     Lan Jingyuan (兰靖远), a Beijing-based victim of forced eviction who has been petitioning the government for compensation, was detained on February 24 on suspicion of taking part in an “illegal demonstration” after participating in the “Jasmine Revolution” protest in Wangfujing, Beijing, on February 20. Lan was released on bail on February 24 and now awaiting for trial. Like others released on bail, he was warned not to speak about his case to anybody.
  10.     Li Hai (李海), 57, a Beijing-based dissident and activist, was criminally detained on February 26 by police in Chaoyang District for “creating a disturbance.” Li was released on bail on April 6 and now awaiting for trial. He was a student leader at Beijing University during the 1989 pro-democracy demonstrations, and was expelled from school and detained for seven months after the demonstrations were suppressed. In 1995, Li was detained and eventually sentenced to nine years in prison for his pro-democracy activities and advocacy on behalf of victims of the Tiananmen Massacre. Following his release in 2004, Li continued his activism and has been repeatedly harassed, threatened, and detained by the government. His twitter account is @lihai54.
  11.     Li Renyu (李仁玉), a petitioner from Chengdu City, Sichuan Province, was seized on April 9 outside of the sentencing of Sichuan-based activist Liu Xianbin (刘贤斌). Together with two other petitioners, Peng Tianhui and Kan Siyun, the three were originally returned to Chengdu City from Suining City and given seven days of administrative detention on March 28; however, instead of being released, they were then criminally detained by the Chengdu City PSB and transferred to the Chengdu City Detention Center. While the police has threatened that the three face charges of “inciting subversion of state power,” their relatives have yet to receive formal detention notices and the precise charges against the three are unclear.
  12.     Li Yongsheng (李永生), 45, a Beijing-based rights activist, was criminally detained on March 7 for “creating a disturbance” by the Tongzhou District PSB. He was released on bail to await trial and returned home on April 6. Li has participated in a number of activities organized by NGOs in Beijing in recent years.
  13.     Li Xiaocheng (李小成), 50, is a Beijing-based petitioner-activist originally from Henan Province. On February 20, Li went to Beijing’s Wangfujing, one of the locations identified in the call for “Jasmine Revolution” protests. Li was seized by Beijing police a day or two afterwards, and later criminally detained. However, no further details about his detention are currently available. Li is a veteran petitioner known as the “chief” of Beijing’s “Petitioners Village,” an area near Beijing South Train Station where petitioners congregate.
  14.     Liang Haiyi (梁海怡, aka Miaoxiao [渺小]), 42, a netizen originally from Guangdong Province, was taken in for questioning on February 19 by police in Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province, along with her ex-husband. Her ex-husband was later released, but Liang remained in police custody. According to Liang Xiaojun (梁小军), a lawyer retained by her family, Liang Haiyi was criminally detained on suspicion of “subversion of state power” on February 21. Police accused Liang Haiyi of “posting information from foreign websites regarding ‘Jasmine Revolution’ actions on domestic websites” such as QQ, the popular Chinese social networking site. She is being held at the Harbin City No. 2 Detention Center.
  15.     Liu Guohui (刘国慧), 44, is a victim of forced eviction and petitioner from Linyi City, Shandong Province. Liu was seized on March 10 when she went to a meet with a policeman in Linyi City, who promised to discuss compensation issues regarding her demolished home. She was then criminally detained on March 11 on suspicion of “inciting subversion of state power.” Liu was released and is now living at home under residential surveillance. It is believed that Liu’s detention might be related to her discussion online with another activist about the jasmine revolution.
  16.     Liu Huiping (刘慧萍), a petitioner from Guangxi Province, was criminally detained on suspicion of “inciting subversion of state power” after being forcibly returned to Nanning City, Guanxi, from Beijing on March 15. Liu was released on bail to await trial in early April. Liu is a leader of a group of female village activists who have been petitioning against gender discrimination against women who were married to other villages and consequently lost their right in the management of economic affairs of villages around Nanning.
  17.     Liu Zhengxing (刘正兴, aka Zhui Hun [追 魂]), is a Beijing-based artist. Zhui was seized together with artists Cheng Li and Huang Xiang after appearing in a performance art exhibition at the Beijing Museum of Contemporary Art on March 20, where some of the pieces touched on the current crackdown. Zhui was later criminally detained for “causing a disturbance” by officers from the Songzhuang police station in Beijing. They are currently being held in the Tiahu Detention Center in Beijing’s Tongzhou District.
  18.     Mo Jiangang (莫建刚), 60, a human rights and democracy activist, was seized sometime before March 6 and criminally detained. As of March 18, he had been released; however, more detailed information regarding his situation is not currently available. Mo, who was born in Guiyang City, Guizhou Province, moved to Beijing and became involved in the pro-democracy movement in 1978. He was briefly detained after taking part in the 1989 demonstrations in Beijing. After 1989, Mo returned to Guiyang and continued his activism, becoming a leader among local democracy activists.
  19.     Ni Yulan (倪玉兰), a housing rights activist and former lawyer, was criminally detained in Beijing for “creating a disturbance,” according to the detention notice dated April 6. Ni and her husband Dong Jiqin were seized by the police on April 7 and family members only discovered their whereabouts on April 11 after contacting police. This is the third occasion on which Ni has been detained for an extended period of time by Beijing police, and her family has raised serious concerns about her health. As the result of repeated episodes of torture over the past decade, Ni cannot walk and suffers from an assortment of chronic medical issues including difficulty breathing, heart problems, and digestive trouble.
  20.     Pan Zhenjuan (潘振娟), a petitioner from Guangxi Province. She has since been released. Details regarding her detention or release are currently unclear.
  21.     Peng Tianhui (彭天惠), a petitioner from Chengdu City, Sichuan Province, was seized on April 9 outside of the sentencing of Sichuan-based activist Liu Xianbin (刘贤斌). Together with two other petitioners, Li Renyu and Kan Siyun, the three were originally returned to Chengdu City from Suining City and given seven days of administrative detention on March 28; however, instead of being released, they were then criminally detained by the Chengdu City PSB and transferred to the Chengdu City Detention Center. While the police has threatened that the three face charges of “inciting subversion of state power,” their relatives have yet to receive formal detention notices and the precise charges against the three are unclear.
  22.     Quan Lianzhao (全连昭), 60, a petitioner from Guangxi Province, was seized by interceptors in Beijing on February 26 and forcibly returned to Nanning City, Guangxi Province, where she was criminally detained for “subversion of state power.” Quan is currently being held in the Nanning City No. 1 Detention Center. It is believed that Quan’s detention is related to her taking part in a “Revolutionary Singing Gathering” in a Beijing park on February 3, where petitioners gathered to sing revolutionary songs and present accounts of their grievances. Quan also gathered with a number of petitioners on February 20 to present their grievances at Beijing’s Chaoyang Park; while the gathering drew the attention of police because it was the same date as the proposed “Jasmine Revolution” protests, friends said that Quan does not use the internet and would have not known of the demonstrations called for that date. Quan has been petitioning for four years in response to the forced expropriation of land in her village.
  23.     Sun Desheng (孙德胜), a young Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province resident, was criminally detained on suspicion of “inciting subversion of state power” some time before March 9. Reportedly, Sun’s detention stemmed from a friend’s dinner party, where Sun wrote anti-corruption and anti-dictatorship slogans and then posed with friends for a picture. The dinner, which took place on February 15, was also attended by lawyers Liu Shihui (刘士辉) and Li Fangping (李方平); Liu’s home was searched on February 24, and police discovered the photograph on his computer. Further details about Sun’s detention are not currently available.
  24.     Tan Lanying (谈兰英), a 67 year-old Shanghai-based petitioner-activist, was criminally detained for “assembling a crowd to disrupt the order of a public place” on February 21. Tan was released on March 23. Tan, together with  veteran petitioners Yang Lamei and Guo Yigui, were separately taken into custody by police at a site in Shanghai identified in online postings calling for “Jasmine Revolution” protests, though there is no indication the three knew anything about the protests. Tan has been petitioning for 17 years, seeking redress for grievances related to the forced demolition of her home.
  25.     Wei Shuishan (魏水山), a Zhejiang Province-based dissident and democracy activist, was criminally detained on March 5. However, as of the time of writing, Wei’s family has yet to receive a formal detention notice so no further details are currently available. Wei is a member of the banned China Democracy Party.
  26.     Weng Jie (翁杰), a Beijing resident, was criminally detained for “creating a disturbance” on March 2. Weng had been present at the Beijing site picked for “Jasmine Revolution” protests on February 20 and was later seized by police. Weng was detained in the Chaoyang District Detention Center until March 25, when he was released on bail to await trial.
  27.     Xie Mingkai (薛明凯), 22, an activist from Shandong Province’s Qufu City, was seized on February 18 in Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province and forcibly returned to his hometown. He was later criminally detained; however, CHRD has been unable to contact his family to learn further details. Xue served 18 months in prison between May 2009 and November2010 for “subversion of state power.” A migrant worker living in Shenzhen at the time, Xue was charged with “subversion” after allegedly planning to organize a political party called the “China Democratic Workers’ Party” with online friends in the summer of 2006 and then contacting and joining an overseas democracy organization in early 2009.
  28.     Yang Lamei (杨腊梅), a Shanghai-based activist, was seized on February 20 and held on suspicion of “assembling a crowd to disrupt the order of a public place” together with fellow petitioners Tan Lanying and Guo Yigui. Yang was released on March 23. The three, all veteran petitioners, were separately taken into custody by police at a site in Shanghai identified in online postings calling for “Jasmine Revolution” protests, though there is no indication the three knew anything about the protests.
  29.     Zhang Jiannan (张健男), better known by his online name, Secretary Zhang (张书记), was seized at his home in Beijing on March 2 and criminally detained for taking part in an “illegal demonstration.” Zhang was released on bail to await trial on April 1. Zhang was the founder of the website 1984 BBS (http://1984bbs.com), an online discussion forum dedicated to discussion of current events and the publication of censored news, which was shut down by the government on October 12, 2010. His twitter account is @SecretaryZhang.
  30.     Zheng Chuangtian (郑创添), a human rights activist, was criminally detained for “inciting subversion of state power” by police in Huilai County, Jieyang City, Guangdong Province on February 26. Officers also searched Zheng’s home; it is not known what, if anything, they confiscated. On March 28, Zheng was released on bail to await trial and returned home to Huilai County.

Information about the two individuals who have been subjected to residential surveillance:

  1.     Wu Yangwei (吴杨伟, aka Ye Du), Guangzhou-based author and activist, has been placed under residential surveillance (jianshi juzhu) in Panyu County, Guangdong Province for “inciting subversion of state power” on March 1. On March 2, police escorted Ye Du back to his home in Guangzhou, where they confiscated a computer, CD-ROMs, USB drives, books, documents, and other items, then took him away again. Officers did not issue a full list of confiscated goods. Ye Du was originally taken away from his home on by police on February 22. “Residential surveillance” is a form of pre-trial detention.  According to Article 57 of China’s Criminal Procedural Law (CPL), a suspect subjected to residential surveillance must be held either in her/his home or a designated dwelling if s/he has no permanent residence. Detaining Ye Du, who has a home in Guangzhou, in another location therefore breaches this legal provision.
  2.     Tang Jingling (唐荆陵), Guangzhou-based human rights lawyer, has been placed under residential surveillance (jianshi juzhu) for “inciting subversion of state power” by Guangzhou City PSB on March 1. “Residential surveillance” is a form of pre-trial detention.  According to Article 57 of China’s Criminal Procedural Law (CPL), a suspect subjected to residential surveillance must be held either in her/his home or a designated dwelling if s/he has no permanent residence. Detaining Tang, who has a home in Guangzhou, in another location therefore breaches this legal provision.

Information about the 17 individuals who are still missing as of the time of writing; they are at high risk of torture or other mistreatment while held illegally incommunicado:

  1.     Ai Weiwei (艾未未), prominent Beijing-based artist and activist, was seized by police at Beijing’s Capital Airport and prevented from boarding a flight to Hong Kong on the morning of April 3. He has since disappeared, and Ai’s family has not received any formal notifications from the police regarding Ai. On Sunday afternoon, police returned to Ai’s studio with a search warrant, and proceeded to search the building for six hours, confiscating all computers and hard drives. Ai’s assistants believe about 30 computers were taken away by officers, who did not leave a list of confiscated items. A total of eight assistants, along with Ai’s wife Liu Qing, were taken in for interrogations by police. They were all later released.
  2.     Ceng Renguang (曾仁广, aka ‘Romantic Poet’ [浪漫诗人]), a Beijing-based human rights activist, has been missing since February 22.
  3.     Hu Di (胡荻), a Beijing-based netizen and writer, has been missing since March 13.
  4.     Hu Mingfen (胡明芬), accountant of prominent artist and activist Ai Weiwei, who went missing on April 8.
  5.     Lan Ruoyu (蓝若宇), a Chongqing-based graduate student, has been missing since February 27. Police also confiscated a computer belonging to Lan, a student at Communication University of China.
  6.     Li Tiantian (李天天), a Shanghai-based human rights lawyer, has been missing since February 19.Li was taken away from her home by police. She maintains a blog (http://blog.sina.com.cn/u/1896094822) and her Twitter account is @litiantian.
  7.     Liu Dejun (刘德军), a Beijing-based netizen, has been missing since February 27. Since Liu went missing, police have gone to the home of Liu’s sister, in Wuhan City, on three occasions to search her computer as well as items left by Liu after a recent visit. Officers did not provide any legal notification regarding Liu’s disappearance on any of these occasions, and officers in Beijing and Wuhan contacted by the family have refused to provide any information about Liu’s whereabouts.
  8.     Liu Shihui (刘士辉), a Guangzhou-based human rights lawyer, has been missing since February 20. Before he disappeared, Liu was brutally beaten by a group of unidentified individuals while waiting at a bus stop to participate in the February 20 “Jasmine Revolution” protests in Guangzhou.
  9.     Liu Zhenggang (刘正刚), designer who works for prominent artist and activist Ai Weiwei, who went missing sometime around April 12.
  10.     Liu Zhengqing (刘正清), Guangzhou-based human rights lawyer, missing since around March 25.
  11.     Teng Biao (滕彪), a Beijing-based human rights lawyer, has been missing since February 19. Teng disappeared after leaving his home to meet with friends. Reportedly, policemen from the Beijing Public Security Bureau’s National Security Unit searched Teng’s home the following day, confiscating two computers, a printer, articles, books, DVDs and photos of Chen Guangcheng.
  12.     Wen Tao (文涛), former journalist and assistant to Ai Weiwei (艾未未), has been missing since April 3. Wen was seized by plainclothes police officers outside of his girlfriend’s home in the Caochangdi neighborhood of Beijing’s Chaoyang District on Sunday afternoon. Wen was fired from his job at the Global Times’ English-language edition for reporting on a demonstration led by artists down Chang’an Avenue in February 2010 protesting the forced demolition of a Beijing arts district.
  13.     Yuan Xinting (袁新亭), Guangzhou-based editor and activist originally from Sichuan Province, disappeared in early March.
  14.     Zhang Haibo (张海波), a netizen based in Shanghai, went to the location for the planned jasmine protest in Shanghai on February 20 and was taken away by the police.
  15.     Zhang Jinsong (张劲松), driver of prominent artist and activist Ai Weiwei, who went missing between April 10.
  16.     Zhang Yongpan (张永攀), a Beijing-based legal activist, has been missing since April 14. Around 10pm on April 14, fellow activists called him on the phone said after the call went through, they heard voices in the background that sounded like an interrogation by the police. Nobody has been able to reach Zhang since then.
  17.     Zhou Li (周莉), a Beijing-based activist, has been missing since March 27. Last year, Zhou was convicted of “creating a disturbance” and sentenced to one year in prison after participating in 2009 protests against Sun Dongdong (孙东东), the Beijing University professor who created an uproar in the activist community when he claimed that “99% of petitioners suffer from mental illness.”

– Chinese Human Rights Defenders

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