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Search Results Detail for 'Xia Lin'
Personal Details
CECC Record Number: 2014-00432   Ethnic Group:
Detention Status: DET   Sex: M
Issue Category: assoc/rol   Age at Detention: 44
Main Name: Xia Lin   Religion:
Chinese Characters (Main Name): 夏霖 Occupation: lawyer, defense
Alternate Name (Lay or Pen):   Affiliation: Beijing Huayi Law Firm
Additional Name(s):   Residence Province: Beijing Shi (prov.)
Pinyin Name:   Residence Prefecture: Beijing Shi Muni. Urb. Area (pref.)
  Residence County: (na)
Imprisonment or Detention Details
Date of Detention: 2014/11/08
Current Prison: Beijing No. 1 PSB Det. Ctr.
Sentence Length (Years): 10
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Province Where Imprisoned (or Detained): Beijing Shi (prov.)
Prefecture Where Imprisoned (or Detained): Beijing Shi Muni. Urb. Area (pref.)
County Where Imprisoned (or Detained): Beijing Shi Muni. Urb. Area (cty.)
Legal Process
Legal Process: chg/tri/sent-app   Formal Arrest Date: 2014/12/15
Trial Court: Beijing No. 2 Intermediate People's Court   Trial Date: 2016/06/17
Sentence Court: Beijing No. 2 Intermediate People's Court   Sentence Date: 2016/09/22
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Appeal Ruling Court: Beijing High People's Court   Appeal Ruling Date: 2017/04/21
Charge (Statute): CL97-art266   Sent. Ends Per PRC:
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Short Summary
According to CHRD (14 November 14), Boxun (16 November 14), and RDN (19 June 16), public security officers in Beijing municipality took lawyer Xia Lin into custody on November 8, 2014. Authorities criminally detained him in the Beijing No. 1 PSB Detention Center on suspicion of "fraud," formally arresting him on December 15. Xia's case was reportedly transferred to the Beijing No. 2 Procuratorate for review for prosecution on May 18, 2015, and in June and September, the procuratorate reportedly twice returned the case to the Beijing Public Security Bureau for supplemental investigation (New Citizens' Movement, 3 June 15; Boxun, 10 July 15; RFA, 6 October 15). The Beijing No. 2 Intermediate People’s Court reportedly tried Xia on June 17, 2016, and sentenced him on September 22 to 12 years in prison and 3 years' deprivation of political rights for "fraud" (CL, art. 266) (RDN, 22 September 16). On April 21, 2017, the Beijing High People's Court reduced his sentence on appeal to 10 years (RDN, 21 April 17). Xia worked with Pu Zhiqiang at the Beijing Huayi Law Firm, and was a member of Pu’s defense team. At the time Xia was detained, he also represented Guo Yushan, founder of the Transition Institute. Authorities reportedly detained Xia in retaliation for representing Pu and Guo.