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Search Results Detail for 'Gu Yuese'
Personal Details
CECC Record Number: 2016-00100   Ethnic Group:
Detention Status: DET   Sex: M
Issue Category: rel/spch   Age at Detention:
Main Name: Gu Yuese   Religion: Protestant (reg. church)
Chinese Characters (Main Name): 顾约瑟 Occupation: pastor
Alternate Name (Lay or Pen): Joseph Gu   Affiliation: Chongyi Church
Additional Name(s):   Residence Province: Zhejiang Province
Pinyin Name:   Residence Prefecture: Hangzhou Shi (pref.)
  Residence County: (na)
Imprisonment or Detention Details
Date of Detention: 2016/01/27
Current Prison: Hangzhou PSB Det. Ctr.
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Province Where Imprisoned (or Detained): Zhejiang Province
Prefecture Where Imprisoned (or Detained): Hangzhou Shi (pref.)
County Where Imprisoned (or Detained): Hangzhou Shi Muni. Urb. Area (cty.)
Legal Process
Legal Process: chg   Formal Arrest Date: 2017/01/07
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Short Summary
According to RDN (29 January 16; 7 February 16; 24 February 16), ChinaAid (30 January 16; 3 April 16; 7 April 16), China Change (31 January 16), and CPPC (29 February 16), after Gu Yuese (a.k.a. Joseph Gu), pastor of Chongyi Church in Hangzhou municipality, Zhejiang province, disappeared on January 27, 2016, on January 28, Hangzhou public security officials criminally detained Gu on suspicion of “embezzlement” and held him at the Hangzhou PSB Detention Center. On February 6, authorities formally arrested him. On February 22, authorities told Gu’s wife they transferred him to the Jinhua PSB Detention Center in Jinhua municipality, Zhejiang. Authorities reportedly detained Gu, who was also chair of two official provincial Christian bodies, after he issued two open letters in 2015 opposing an official cross demolition campaign. On January 18, 2016, two official Hangzhou Christian organizations dismissed him as Chongyi’s pastor, and on February 29 the Zhejiang Christian Council removed him as chair (Zhejiang Daily, reprinted in Xinhua, 1 March 16). On March 31, authorities released Gu on bail. On January 7, 2017, police re-arrested Gu on suspicion of "embezzlement," holding him at the Hangzhou PSB Detention Center in Yuhang district (RFA, 10 January 17; CAA, 11 January 17).