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Search Results Detail for 'Bian Lichao'
Personal Details
CECC Record Number: 2015-00171   Ethnic Group:
Detention Status: DET   Sex: M
Issue Category: FG/assoc/spch   Age at Detention: 48
Main Name: Bian Lichao   Religion: Falun Gong
Chinese Characters (Main Name): 卞丽潮 Occupation: teacher, middle
Alternate Name (Lay or Pen):   Affiliation: Kailuan No. 10 Middle School
Additional Name(s):   Residence Province: Hebei Province
Pinyin Name:   Residence Prefecture: Tangshan Shi (pref.)
  Residence County: Lu'nan Dist.
Imprisonment or Detention Details
Date of Detention: 2012/02/25
Current Prison: Shijiazhuang Prison
Sentence Length (Years): 12
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Province Where Imprisoned (or Detained): Hebei Province
Prefecture Where Imprisoned (or Detained): Shijiazhuang Shi (pref.)
County Where Imprisoned (or Detained): Shijiazhuang Shi Muni. Urb. Area (cty.)
Legal Process
Legal Process: chg?/tri/sent-app?   Formal Arrest Date:
Trial Court: Lu'nan District People's Court   Trial Date: 2012/07/26
Sentence Court: Lu'nan District People's Court   Sentence Date: 2012/07/26
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Short Summary
According to Clear Wisdom (26 October 12), on February 25, 2012, public security officials from Lu'nan district, Tangshan municipality, Hebei province, detained middle school teacher and Falun Gong practitioner Bian Lichao, allegedly because he had been making DVDs and other materials to promote the Shen Yun performance arts group. Authorities detained Bian at the Tangshan No. 2 PSB Detention Center. Reports do not indicate when authorities arrested Bian or on what charge he was detained. On July 26, 2012, the Lu'nan District People's Court held Bian's trial and sentenced Bian to 12 years' imprisonment (Epoch Times, 16 February 13). Court personnel prevented Bian's wife Zhou Xiuzhen from observing the trial. Authorities transferred Bian to the Shijiazhuang Prison in Shijiazhuang municipality, Hebei, to serve his sentence. On April 15, 2015, authorities sentenced Bian's daughter Bian Xiaohui to 3 years and 6 months in prison and his niece Chen Yinghua to 4 years in connection with prison authorities' refusal to allow Bian's wife and daughter permission to visit him (RDN, 15 April 15). Authorities detained Zhou in March 2014 and reportedly transferred her to the Tangshan PSB Detention Center (NTD TV, 5 January 15).