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Search Results Detail for 'Li Heping'
 
Personal Details
CECC Record Number: 2015-00284   Ethnic Group: Han
Detention Status: DET/suspend   Sex: M
Issue Category: assoc/rel/rol/spch   Age at Detention: 43
Main Name: Li Heping   Religion:
Chinese Characters (Main Name): 李和平 Occupation: lawyer, defense
Alternate Name (Lay or Pen):   Affiliation: Globe-Law Law Firm (Beijing)
Additional Name(s):   Residence Province: Beijing Shi (prov.)
Pinyin Name: Li Heping   Residence Prefecture: Beijing Shi Muni. Urb. Area (pref.)
  Residence County: (na)
Imprisonment or Detention Details
Date of Detention: 2015/07/10
Current Prison: Tianjin No. 1 PSB Det. Ctr.
Sentence Length (Years): 3
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Province Where Imprisoned (or Detained): Tianjin Shi (prov.)
Prefecture Where Imprisoned (or Detained): Tianjin Shi Muni. Urb. Area (pref.)
County Where Imprisoned (or Detained): Xiqing Dist.
Legal Process
Legal Process: chg/tri-close/sent-suspend   Formal Arrest Date: 2016/01/08
Trial Court: Tianjin No. 2 Intermediate People's Court   Trial Date: 2017/04/25
Sentence Court: Tianjin No. 2 Intermediate People's Court   Sentence Date: 2017/04/28
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Short Summary
According to CHRD (11 August 15, 10 August 15); RDN (20 July 15); and the Guardian (10 August 15), on July 10, 2015, Tianjin municipality public security officials detained rights lawyer Li Heping in Beijing municipality. A July 18 Xinhua article reported authorities held Li under "criminal coercive measures." Authorities also detained Li's assistants Gao Yue and Zhao Wei, and on August 1 took into custody Li's brother, lawyer Li Chunfu. On January 8, 2016, Tianjin PSB officials reportedly arrested Li on suspicion of "subversion of state power" and held him at the Tianjin No. 1 PSB Detention Center in Xiqing district (RDN, 19 January 16; RFA, 19 January 16). Authorities extended his case several times (RFA, 9 June 16; RDN, 8 August 16; 26 September 16), until on April 25, 2017, the Tianjin No. 2 Intermediate People's Court secretly tried him, sentencing him on April 28 to 3 years in prison, suspended for 4 years, with 4 years' deprivation of political rights for "subversion of state power" (HRCIC, 28 April 17). Li signed a letter in support of detained lawyer Wang Yu, was monitoring China's implementation of the International Convention against Torture, and has served as defense lawyer in many sensitive cases. Previously, Li has been subject to threats, detention, and torture.