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Search Results Detail for 'Yang Rong'
Personal Details
CECC Record Number: 2017-00249   Ethnic Group: Han
Detention Status: REL   Sex: F
Issue Category: FG/info/spch   Age at Detention: 37
Main Name: Yang Rong   Religion: Falun Gong
Chinese Characters (Main Name): 杨蓉 Occupation: teacher
Alternate Name (Lay or Pen): 杨荣   Affiliation:
Additional Name(s):   Residence Province: Shaanxi Province
Pinyin Name:   Residence Prefecture: Baoji Shi (pref.)
  Residence County: Weibin Dist.
Imprisonment or Detention Details
Date of Detention: 2016/10/dd
Current Prison: Baoji (general location)
Sentence Length (Years): 1
Sentence Length (Months): 6
Sentence Length (Weeks):
Sentence Length (Days):
Province Where Imprisoned (or Detained): Shaanxi Province
Prefecture Where Imprisoned (or Detained): Baoji Shi (pref.)
County Where Imprisoned (or Detained): (na)
Legal Process
Legal Process: chg/tri-open/sent/rel   Formal Arrest Date:
Trial Court: Weibin District People's Court   Trial Date: 2017/03/07
Sentence Court: Weibin District People's Court   Sentence Date: 2017/03/31
Appeal Court:   Appeal Date:
Appeal Ruling Court:   Appeal Ruling Date:
Charge (Statute): CL97-art300   Sent. Ends Per PRC:
  Actual Date Released:
Short Summary
According to Clear Wisdom (9 November 16, 13 March 17, 23 March 17; 9 April 18) and official anti-FLG website Kai Wind (4 May 17), on July 8, 2016, public security officials in Weibin district, Baoji municipality, Shaanxi province reportedly detained Falun Gong practitioner Yang Rong for distributing information related to Falun Gong. On the same day, authorities raided Yang's home and seized Falun Gong-related materials, and reportedly released her several days later. In October 2016, public security officials operating in Zhengzhou municipality, Henan province detained Yang, and reportedly held her at the Baoji No. 2 PSB Detention Center in Shaanxi. The Weibin District People's Court in Baoji tried Yang on March 7, 2017. On March 31, the court sentenced Yang to one year and six months' imprisonment and imposed a fine of 2,000 yuan on the charge of "organizing and using a cult to undermine implementation of the law," (CL, art. 300) for reportedly disseminating Falun Gong-related materials. Clear Wisdom reported that authorities accused Yang of "sharing a picture related to Falun Gong" on social media, and Yang said that she often distributed information about Falun Gong. Authorities released Yang on April 7, 2018.