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Search Results Detail for 'Zhao Changqing'
 
Personal Details
CECC Record Number: 2004-05226   Ethnic Group: Han
Detention Status: REL   Sex: M
Issue Category: spch   Age at Detention: 44
Main Name: Zhao Changqing   Religion:
Chinese Characters (Main Name): 赵常青 Occupation: teacher
Alternate Name (Lay or Pen):   Affiliation:
Additional Name(s):   Residence Province: Beijing Shi (prov.)
Pinyin Name:   Residence Prefecture: Beijing Shi Muni. Urb. Area (pref.)
  Residence County: Shijingshan Dist.
Imprisonment or Detention Details
Date of Detention: 2013/04/17
Current Prison: Xi'an Prison
Sentence Length (Years): 2
Sentence Length (Months): 6
Sentence Length (Weeks):
Sentence Length (Days):
Province Where Imprisoned (or Detained): Shaanxi Province
Prefecture Where Imprisoned (or Detained): Xi'an Shi (pref.)
County Where Imprisoned (or Detained): Chang'an Cty.
Legal Process
Legal Process: chg/tri-retri/sent-app/rel   Formal Arrest Date: 2013/05/24
Trial Court: Haidian District People's Court   Trial Date: 2014/04/10
Sentence Court: Haidian District People's Court   Sentence Date: 2014/04/18
Appeal Court: Beijing No. 1 Intermediate People's Court   Appeal Date: 2014/06/27
Appeal Ruling Court: Beijing No. 1 Intermediate People's Court   Appeal Ruling Date: 2014/06/27
Charge (Statute):   Sent. Ends Per PRC:
  Actual Date Released: 2015/10/16
Short Summary
According to RDN (20 April 13; 23 April 13; 24 May 13), on April 18, 2013, security officials in Beijing municipality criminally detained Zhao Changqing at the Beijing No. 3 PSB Detention Center on suspicion of “illegal assembly.” On May 24, officials arrested Zhao on the charge of “illegal assembly” (CL, art. 296). In December, officials indicted Zhao on the charge of “gathering a crowd to disrupt order in a public place” (CL, art. 291), citing his cooperation with Xu Zhiyong, among others, in organizing disclosure protests in 2012 and 2013 (RDN, 20 December 13). After his first trial on January 23, 2014 was adjourned over “procedural violations” (HRIC, 23 January 14), on April 10, the Haidian District People's Court retried Zhao and sentenced him on April 18 to 2 years and 6 months’ imprisonment (RDN, 10 April 14; 18 April 14). On June 27, the Beijing No. 1 Intermediate People’s Court upheld Zhao’s sentence on appeal (RDN, 27 June 14). Zhao is a signatory of Charter 08 and associated with the New Citizens’ Movement. According to RDN (16 October 15) and Boxun (16 October 15), authorities released Zhao from prison, escorting him to his hometown of Shanyang county, Shaanxi province, on October 16, 2015. Authorities had transferred Zhao to Xi'an Prison in Shaanxi on June 2, 2015.