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Search Results Detail for 'Chen Wei'
Personal Details
CECC Record Number: 2014-00191   Ethnic Group:
Detention Status: REL   Sex: F
Issue Category: assoc/spch/6489   Age at Detention:
Main Name: Chen Wei   Religion:
Chinese Characters (Main Name): 陈卫 Occupation:
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Additional Name(s):   Residence Province: Henan Province
Pinyin Name:   Residence Prefecture: Zhengzhou Shi (pref.)
  Residence County: (na)
Imprisonment or Detention Details
Date of Detention: 2014/05/23
Current Prison: Zhengzhou No. 3 PSB Det. Ctr.
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Province Where Imprisoned (or Detained): Henan Province
Prefecture Where Imprisoned (or Detained): Zhengzhou Shi (pref.)
County Where Imprisoned (or Detained): Huiji Dist.
Legal Process
Legal Process: chg/rel   Formal Arrest Date: 2014/07/02
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Short Summary
According to CFP (29 May 14), RFA (27 May 14), and RDN (30 May14; 15 July 14), on May 28, 2014, relatives of married couple Yu Shiwen and Chen Wei confirmed public security officials had detained them at the Zhengzhou No. 3 PSB Detention Center in Zhengzhou city, Henan province on suspicion of “gathering a crowd to disturb order in a public place.” Yu and Chen had reportedly gone missing on May 23. Prior to their disappearance, officials had illegally confined them in their home since February 2014. Yu and Chen had reportedly organized a memorial service in Henan on February 2, 2014, commemorating former Communist Party leaders Hu Yaobang and Zhao Ziyang, as well as the victims of 1989 Tiananmen protests. On July 2, officials formally arrested Yu and Chen on the charge of "picking quarrels and provoking trouble" (CL, art. 293). On September 2, officials released Chen on bail (RFA, 2 September 14). Yu and Chen’s detention occurred amid a crackdown by authorities on activists and others in the lead up to the 25th anniversary of the 1989 protests. Yu and Chen were student leaders during the 1989 protests and imprisoned each for 1 year and 6 months following the June 4 crackdown.