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Search Results Detail for 'Yu Shiwen'
Personal Details
CECC Record Number: 2014-00192   Ethnic Group: Han
Detention Status: DET/bail?   Sex: M
Issue Category: assoc/spch/6489   Age at Detention: 46
Main Name: Yu Shiwen   Religion:
Chinese Characters (Main Name): 于世文 Occupation: self-employed (unspec.)
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Additional Name(s):   Residence Province: Henan Province
Pinyin Name:   Residence Prefecture: Zhengzhou Shi (pref.)
  Residence County: Guancheng Hui Dist.
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-PSB?   Formal Arrest Date: 2014/07/02
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Charge (Statute): CL97-art293   Sent. Ends Per PRC:
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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, public security officials detained Yu Shiwen and his wife Chen Wei 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 reportedly went missing on May 23. The two reportedly organized a memorial service in Henan on February 2, 2014, commemorating former Communist Party leaders Hu Yaobang and Zhao Ziyang and 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. Yu suffered a stroke in detention (China Change, 13 January 15). Authorities indicted Yu for “picking quarrels and provoking trouble” on February 11, 2015, citing his online posts and overseas media interviews on the memorial service (RDN, 22 April 15). In May 2016, Yu began a hunger strike to protest his conditions in detention and the repeated postponement of his trial (China Change, 3 May 16). On August 16, officials released Yu, placing him under residential surveillance until releasing him on bail on February 16, 2017 (RDN, 16 February 17).