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Search Results Detail for 'Qin Yongmin'
 
Personal Details
CECC Record Number: 2004-02138   Ethnic Group: Han
Detention Status: DET   Sex: M
Issue Category: assoc/civil/dem/spch   Age at Detention:
Main Name: Qin Yongmin   Religion:
Chinese Characters (Main Name): 秦永敏 Occupation: entrepreneur
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Additional Name(s):   Residence Province: Hubei Province
Pinyin Name:   Residence Prefecture: Wuhan Shi (pref.)
  Residence County: Hanyang Dist.
Imprisonment or Detention Details
Date of Detention: 2015/01/09
Current Prison: Wuhan No. 2 PSB Det. Ctr.
Sentence Length (Years): 13
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Province Where Imprisoned (or Detained): Hubei Province
Prefecture Where Imprisoned (or Detained): Wuhan Shi (pref.)
County Where Imprisoned (or Detained): Wuhan Shi Muni. Urb. Area (cty.)
Legal Process
Legal Process: chg/tri/sent   Formal Arrest Date:
Trial Court: Wuhan Intermediate People's Court   Trial Date: 2018/05/11
Sentence Court: Wuhan Intermediate People's Court   Sentence Date: 2018/07/11
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Short Summary
According to CRLW (1 January 16), RDN (8 September 15; 19 May 18), and RFA (8 September 15; 22 June 16; 28 December 17; 11 July 18), on January 9, 2015, police from Qingshan district, Wuhan municipality, Hubei province, detained democracy advocate Qin Yongmin in Wuhan. Around the same time, Wuhan authorities also detained Qin's wife, Zhao Suli. On January 9, authorities ordered Qin to serve 10 days' administrative detention, but did not release him afterward. On August 26, the Wuhan PSB summoned human rights advocate Shi Yulin regarding an investigation into Qin on suspicion of "inciting subversion of state power." In June 2016, Qin's lawyer reported that Qin was held at the Wuhan No. 2 PSB Detention Center. On May 11, 2018, the Wuhan Intermediate People's Court tried Qin, and on July 11, sentenced him to 13 years in prison and 3 years' deprivation of political rights on the charge of "subversion of state power." Qin was a founder of the banned China Democracy Party, and founded the non-governmental organization China Human Rights Watch. Qin served 8 years in prison for "counterrevolutionary propaganda and subversion" for his participation in the Democracy Wall movement, and 12 years in prison for "subversion" for his role founding the China Democracy Party.