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Search Results Detail for 'Zhang Xiuhong'
 
Personal Details
CECC Record Number: 2016-00014   Ethnic Group: Bouyei
Detention Status: REL?   Sex: F
Issue Category: assoc/rel   Age at Detention: 49
Main Name: Zhang Xiuhong   Religion: Protestant (unreg. church)
Chinese Characters (Main Name): 张秀红 Occupation: church, administrator
Alternate Name (Lay or Pen):   Affiliation: Living Stone Church
Additional Name(s):   Residence Province: Guizhou Province
Pinyin Name:   Residence Prefecture: Guiyang Shi (pref.)
  Residence County: Nanming Dist.
Imprisonment or Detention Details
Date of Detention: 2015/07/28
Current Prison: Nanming PSB Det. Ctr.
Sentence Length (Years): 3
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Province Where Imprisoned (or Detained): Guizhou Province
Prefecture Where Imprisoned (or Detained): Guiyang Shi (pref.)
County Where Imprisoned (or Detained): Nanming Dist.
Legal Process
Legal Process: chg/tri/sent-suspend/rel?   Formal Arrest Date: 2015/09/02
Trial Court: Nanming District People's Court   Trial Date: 2017/01/23
Sentence Court: Nanming District People's Court   Sentence Date: 2017/02/10
Appeal Court: Guiyang Intermediate People's Court   Appeal Date: 2017/02/17
Appeal Ruling Court:   Appeal Ruling Date: 2017/08/07
Charge (Statute): CL97-art225   Sent. Ends Per PRC: 2020/07/28
  Actual Date Released:
Short Summary
According to CAA (2 August 15; 16 February 173 August 15; 24 January 17), on July 28, 2015, public security officials took into detention Zhang Xiuhong, financial director of the Living Stone Church in Guiyang municipality, Guizhou province, as she left the church, and detained Zhang's husband Chen Zukai at their home. Authorities released Chen after 24 hours but criminally detained Zhang on suspicion of "illegal business activity" connected to alleged financial improprieties at a beauty salon she had managed. Zhang reportedly told her lawyer that authorities' questions focused primarily on the church (China Change, 21 December 15). On September 2, authorities arrested Zhang on the charge of "illegal business activity" and detained her at the Nanming PSB Detention Center in Guiyang. On January 23, 2017, the Nanming District People's Court held Zhang's trial and on February 10, sentenced her to 5 years in prison on the illegal business charge. CAA reported that court authorities changed Zhang's sentence to 3 years in prison, suspended for 5 years, on appeal, and that she returned home to serve her sentence on August 7, 2017 (CAA, 9 August 17). Guiyang authorities detained and sentenced other Living Stone Church members in 2015 and 2016, including Pastor Li Guozhi.