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Search Results Detail for 'Wu Gang'
Personal Details
CECC Record Number: 2015-00455   Ethnic Group: Han
Detention Status: DET   Sex: M
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: Heping Dist.
Imprisonment or Detention Details
Date of Detention: 2015/07/03
Current Prison: Heping PSB Det. Ctr.
Sentence Length (Years): 3
Sentence Length (Months): 6
Sentence Length (Weeks):
Sentence Length (Days):
Province Where Imprisoned (or Detained): Tianjin Shi (prov.)
Prefecture Where Imprisoned (or Detained): Tianjin Shi Muni. Urb. Area (pref.)
County Where Imprisoned (or Detained): Heping Dist.
Legal Process
Legal Process: chg/tri-open/sent-app   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: 2016/07/28
Appeal Court: Tianjin No. 1 Intermediate People's Court   Appeal Date:
Appeal Ruling Court: Tianjin No. 1 Intermediate People's Court   Appeal Ruling Date: 2016/11/11
Charge (Statute): CL97-art293   Sent. Ends Per PRC: 2019/01/02
  Actual Date Released:
Short Summary
According to RDN (21 July 15; 31 March 17), RFA (21 July 15), CPPC (3 April 17), (28 July 16), and China Judgements Online (1 December 16), 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. Other protesters included Li Yinggui, Chen E, Gao Ping, Zhang Jintao, and Du Yanping. Tianjin authorities reportedly arrested Wu on July 17 on suspicion of "picking quarrels and provoking trouble," holding him at the Nankai District PSB Detention Center. On July 28, 2016, the Heping District People's Court sentenced Wu to 3 years and 6 months in prison. The Tianjin Municipal No. 1 Intermediate People's Court dismissed Wu's appeal on November 11. Wu, a middle school teacher, reportedly assisted petitioners with legal issues. Authorities reportedly detained Wu multiple times for rights defense work and advocating on behalf of petitioners (RDN, 1 March 14).