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Search Results Detail for 'Li Guozhi'
Personal Details
CECC Record Number: 2016-00001   Ethnic Group:
Detention Status: REL   Sex: M
Issue Category: assoc/rel   Age at Detention: 38
Main Name: Li Guozhi   Religion: Protestant (unreg. church)
Chinese Characters (Main Name): 李国志 Occupation: pastor
Alternate Name (Lay or Pen): Yang Hua (仰华)   Affiliation: Living Stone Church
Additional Name(s):   Residence Province: Guizhou Province
Pinyin Name:   Residence Prefecture: Guiyang Shi (pref.)
  Residence County: Yunyan Dist.
Imprisonment or Detention Details
Date of Detention: 2015/12/09
Current Prison: Kaili Prison
Sentence Length (Years): 2
Sentence Length (Months): 6
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Province Where Imprisoned (or Detained): Guizhou Province
Prefecture Where Imprisoned (or Detained): Qiandongnan Miao & Dong Auto. Pref.
County Where Imprisoned (or Detained): Kaili Shi (cty.)
Legal Process
Legal Process: chg/tri-close/sent/rel   Formal Arrest Date: 2016/01/22
Trial Court: Nanming District People's Court   Trial Date: 2016/12/26
Sentence Court: Nanming District People's Court   Sentence Date: 2016/12/30
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Charge (Statute): CL97-art398   Sent. Ends Per PRC: 2018/06/19
  Actual Date Released: 2018/06/19
Short Summary
According to CAA (21 December 15), RFA (23 December 15), and China Change (21 December 15), on December 9, 2015, public security authorities from Guiyang municipality, Guizhou province, took into custody Li Guozhi (a.k.a. Yang Hua), a pastor at the Living Stone Church, administratively detaining him at the Nanming District Administrative Detention Center in Guiyang on suspicion of "obstructing official business." On December 15, authorities issued Li a 5-day administrative detention, and on December 20, criminally detained Li on suspicion of "illegal possession of state secrets." Authorities transferred Li to the Nanming PSB Detention Center. CAA reported that on January 22, 2016, Guiyang authorities arrested Li on the charge of "intentionally disclosing state secrets" (22 January 16). On December 26, 2016, the Nanming District People's Court convened a trial, and on December 30, sentenced Li to 2 years and 6 months in prison (RDN, 5 January 17). Li reportedly did not receive adequate medical care for liver disease in detention (RFA, 30 September 16). On June 19, 2018, authorities released Li from Kaili Prison in Kaili city, Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture, Guizhou, upon completion of his prison sentence (CAA, 20 June 18; RDN, 20 June 18).