Congressional - Executive Commission On China
Political Prisoner Database (PPD)
Create A New Query Download All Records
export to:  Adobe PDF  |  Excel 2000 |  Excel XP       Help        

Search Results Detail for 'Zhang Haitao'
Personal Details
CECC Record Number: 2015-00343   Ethnic Group:
Detention Status: DET   Sex: M
Issue Category: spch/eth   Age at Detention: 44
Main Name: Zhang Haitao   Religion:
Chinese Characters (Main Name): 张海涛 Occupation: business staff, sales
Alternate Name (Lay or Pen):   Affiliation:
Additional Name(s):   Residence Province: Xinjiang Uyghur Auto. Region
Pinyin Name:   Residence Prefecture: Wulumuqi [Urumqi] Shi (pref.)
  Residence County: Wulumuqi [Urumqi] Shi Muni. Urb. Area (cty.)
Imprisonment or Detention Details
Date of Detention: 2015/06/26
Current Prison: Shaya Prison
Sentence Length (Years): 19
Sentence Length (Months):
Sentence Length (Weeks):
Sentence Length (Days):
Province Where Imprisoned (or Detained): Xinjiang Uyghur Auto. Region
Prefecture Where Imprisoned (or Detained): Akesu [Aksu] Pref.
County Where Imprisoned (or Detained): Shaya Cty.
Legal Process
Legal Process: chg/tri/sent-app   Formal Arrest Date: 2015/07/31
Trial Court: Urumqi Intermediate People's Court   Trial Date: 2016/01/11
Sentence Court: Urumqi Intermediate People's Court   Sentence Date: 2016/01/15
Appeal Court: Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region High People's Court   Appeal Date: 2016/02/18
Appeal Ruling Court: Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region High People's Court   Appeal Ruling Date: 2016/11/28
Charge (Statute): CL97-art105(2)/CL97-art111   Sent. Ends Per PRC:
  Actual Date Released:
Short Summary
According to RFA (17 July 15; 3 August 15; 2 October 15), on June 26, 2015, public security officials from Urumqi municipality, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), took rights defender Zhang Haitao into custody on suspicion of "inciting ethnic hatred and discrimination." In June, Urumqi authorities reportedly launched a "clean-up of individuals active on the Internet," including Zhang, as part of a "stability maintenance" effort. On January 15, 2016, the Urumqi Intermediate People’s Court sentenced him to 15 years in prison for “inciting subversion of state power” and 5 years for “stealing, spying, purchasing, and illegally providing state secrets and intelligence for overseas entities,” ordering him to serve 19 years' imprisonment in total (RDN, 18 January 16; RFA, 18 January 16; 18 January 16). On February 18, 2016, appeal proceedings began (RDN, 20 September 16). Following three postponements, on November 11, 2016, the XUAR High People's Court upheld the first instance trial verdict (RFA, 28 November 16). Authorities transferred Zhang to Shaya Prison on December 2 (RDN, 23 December 16).