According to RDN (17 October 16
), RFA (18 October 16
, 20 October 16
), and HRCIC (8 October 16
, 29 October 16
), on October 3, 2016, public security officials in Huicheng district, Huizhou municipality, Guangdong province, criminally detained Xiao Yuhui on suspicion of “credit card fraud.” Authorities reportedly claimed that Xiao’s case “involved national security.” On October 4, authorities searched Xiao’s home, and summoned his ex-wife for questioning. Xiao’s lawyer confirmed on October 8 that authorities held Xiao at the Huizhou PSB Detention Center in Huicheng, in connection with unpaid credit card debt. On October 12, authorities formally arrested Xiao on the “fraud” charge, and subsequently transferred him to the Boluo County PSB Detention Center. Following Xiao’s detention, over 700 Chinese citizens reportedly initiated a campaign and paid off Xiao’s credit card debt. As of October 29, however, Xiao remained in detention. Xiao, a long-time family planning rights advocate, had been involved in over 100 cases assisting families with issues related to hukou registration and social compensation fees. One rights advocate close to Xiao said that authorities targeted Xiao because he participated in many administrative lawsuits.