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Search Results Detail for 'Zhao Haitong'
 
Personal Details
CECC Record Number: 2014-00400   Ethnic Group:
Detention Status: DET   Sex: M
Issue Category: spch/assist/eth/dem   Age at Detention:
Main Name: Zhao Haitong   Religion:
Chinese Characters (Main Name): 赵海通 Occupation:
Alternate Name (Lay or Pen):   Affiliation:
Additional Name(s): 赵夏   Residence Province: Xinjiang Uyghur Auto. Region
Pinyin Name:   Residence Prefecture: Wulumuqi [Urumqi] Shi (pref.)
  Residence County: (na)
Imprisonment or Detention Details
Date of Detention: 2013/08/dd
Current Prison: Wusu Prison
Sentence Length (Years): 14
Sentence Length (Months):
Sentence Length (Weeks):
Sentence Length (Days):
Province Where Imprisoned (or Detained): Xinjiang Uyghur Auto. Region
Prefecture Where Imprisoned (or Detained): Yili Kazakh AP, Tacheng Dist.
County Where Imprisoned (or Detained): Wusu Shi (cty.)
Legal Process
Legal Process: chg/tri-close/sent-close   Formal Arrest Date: 2013/09/12
Trial Court: Urumqi Intermediate People's Court   Trial Date: 2014/05/dd
Sentence Court: Urumqi Intermediate People's Court   Sentence Date: 2014/05/dd
Appeal Court:   Appeal Date: 2014/10/dd
Appeal Ruling Court:   Appeal Ruling Date:
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Short Summary
According to RFA (4 November 13; 7 November 14), RDN (22 June 14), and Boxun (10 November 13; 7 November 14), in early August 2013 democracy activist Zhao Haitong went missing in Turpan city, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. Prior to his disappearance, Zhao had reportedly been assisting Uyghurs in Turpan lodge their grievances with local authorities. Close to three months after his disappearance, authorities notified Zhao’s family that he had been formally arrested on September 12, 2013, on the charge of “inciting subversion of state power” (CL, art. 105). In June 2014, Zhao met with two lawyers in detention for the first time, telling them he had previously been indicted on the subversion charge and secretly tried in May 2014 by the Urumqi Intermediate People’s Court. Zhao reportedly stated he planned to appeal his case if found guilty. In November 2014, a lawyer knowledgeable with Zhao’s case stated his family had informed him that authorities had sentenced Zhao to 14 years’ imprisonment and transferred him to the Wusu Prison in Wusu city, Techang prefecture, XUAR. Zhao had been active in Guangdong province protesting for democracy and against internet censorship.