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Search Results Detail for 'Wu Gang'
Personal Details
CECC Record Number: 2015-00455   Ethnic Group:
Detention Status: DET   Sex:
Issue Category: rol/spch/assoc   Age at Detention: 59
Main Name: Wu Gang   Religion:
Chinese Characters (Main Name): 吴刚 Occupation: teacher, middle
Alternate Name (Lay or Pen):   Affiliation:
Additional Name(s):   Residence Province: Tianjin Shi (prov.)
Pinyin Name:   Residence Prefecture: Tianjin Shi Muni. Urb. Area (pref.)
  Residence County: (na)
Imprisonment or Detention Details
Date of Detention: 2015/07/03
Current Prison: Tianjin (general location)
Sentence Length (Years): 3
Sentence Length (Months): 6
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Province Where Imprisoned (or Detained): Tianjin Shi (prov.)
Prefecture Where Imprisoned (or Detained): (na)
County Where Imprisoned (or Detained): (na)
Legal Process
Legal Process: chg/tri/sent   Formal Arrest Date: 2015/07/17
Trial Court: Heping District People's Court   Trial Date: 2016/04/11
Sentence Court: Heping District People's Court   Sentence Date: 2016/11/11
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Short Summary
According to RDN (21 July 15) and RFA (21 July 15), on July 3, 2015, public security officials in Tianjin municipality detained Tianjin rights defender Wu Gang after Wu protested and held signs in front of the Tianjin Municipal People’s Congress. RDN (31 March 17) and CPPC (3 April 17) reported that Tianjin authorities arrested Wu on July 17 on suspicion of "picking quarrels and provoking trouble," holding Wu at the Nankai District PSB Detention Center. On April 11, 2016, the Heping District People's Court tried Wu, and on November 11 sentenced Wu to 3 years and 6 months in prison. Wu, a middle school teacher, reportedly has assisted petitioners with legal issues. Authorities have reportedly detained Wu multiple times for rights defense work and advocating on behalf of petitioners (RDN, 1 March 14).