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Search Results Detail for 'Guo Feixiong'
Personal Details
CECC Record Number: 2005-00143   Ethnic Group: Han
Detention Status: DET   Sex: M
Issue Category: civil/dem/spch/assoc   Age at Detention: 47
Main Name: Guo Feixiong   Religion:
Chinese Characters (Main Name): 郭飞雄, 郭飞熊 Occupation: activist
Alternate Name (Lay or Pen): Yang Maodong (杨茂东)   Affiliation:
Additional Name(s):   Residence Province: Guangdong Province
Pinyin Name:   Residence Prefecture: Guangzhou Shi (pref.)
  Residence County: Tianhe Dist.
Imprisonment or Detention Details
Date of Detention: 2013/08/08
Current Prison: Yangchun Prison
Sentence Length (Years): 6
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Province Where Imprisoned (or Detained): Guangdong Province
Prefecture Where Imprisoned (or Detained): Yangjiang Shi (pref.)
County Where Imprisoned (or Detained): Yangchun Shi (cty.)
Legal Process
Legal Process: chg/tri/sent-app   Formal Arrest Date: 2013/09/12
Trial Court: Tianhe District People's Court   Trial Date: 2014/11/28
Sentence Court: Tianhe District People's Court   Sentence Date: 2015/11/27
Appeal Court: Guangzhou Intermediate People's Court   Appeal Date: 2015/12/03
Appeal Ruling Court: Guangzhou Intermediate People's Court   Appeal Ruling Date: 2016/01/19
Charge (Statute): CL97-art291/CL97-art293   Sent. Ends Per PRC:
  Actual Date Released:
Short Summary
According to RDN (17 August 13; 21 August 13) and RFA (18 August 13), on August 8, 2013, security officials in Guangzhou municipality, Guangdong province, detained rights activist Yang Maodong, a.k.a. Guo Feixiong, at the Tianhe District PSB Detention Center on suspicion of "gathering a crowd to disrupt order in a public place." Authorities reportedly detained Guo for participating in January 2013 protests supporting demonstrating reporters at Southern Weekend newspaper. In his indictment, officials cited Guo for organizing the Southern Weekend protests and "conspiring" in April 2013 to push for disclosure of officials' assets and ratification of the ICCPR (Boxun, 26 December 13). On November 27 the Tianhe District People's Court sentenced Guo to 6 years in prison for "disrupting order," adding a charge of "picking quarrels and provoking trouble" during the trial's sentencing phase (RDN, 27 November 15). The judge reportedly kept Guo's lawyer from defending against the added charge. On January 19, 2016, the Guangzhou Intermediate People's Court affirmed the verdict (RDN, 22 January 16). On May 9, prison officials reportedly filmed him being subjected to a forcible rectal examination; Guo began a hunger strike in response the same day (RDN, 15 June 16).