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Search Results Detail for 'Chen Xi'
Personal Details
CECC Record Number: 2008-00379   Ethnic Group: Han
Detention Status: DET   Sex: M
Issue Category: dem/assoc/spch   Age at Detention: 57
Main Name: Chen Xi   Religion:
Chinese Characters (Main Name): 陈西 Occupation:
Alternate Name (Lay or Pen): Chen Youcai   Affiliation:
Additional Name(s):   Residence Province: Guizhou Province
Pinyin Name:   Residence Prefecture: Guiyang Shi (pref.)
  Residence County: (na)
Imprisonment or Detention Details
Date of Detention: 2011/11/29
Current Prison: Xingyi Prison
Sentence Length (Years): 10
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Province Where Imprisoned (or Detained): Guizhou Province
Prefecture Where Imprisoned (or Detained): Qianxi'nan Buyi & Miao Auto. Pref.
County Where Imprisoned (or Detained): Xingyi Shi (cty.)
Legal Process
Legal Process: chg/tri/sent   Formal Arrest Date: 2011/11/29
Trial Court: Guiyang Intermediate People's Court   Trial Date: 2011/12/26
Sentence Court: Guiyang Intermediate People's Court   Sentence Date: 2011/12/26
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Short Summary
According to CHRD, (21 December 11 & 26 December 11, via blogspot), VOA (26 December 11), and AP (26 December 11), on November 29, 2011, public security officials in Guiyang city, Guizhou province, detained democracy and human rights advocate Chen Xi (a.k.a. Chen Youcai) on suspicion of "inciting subversion of state power" linked to 26 essays he authored that were posted on overseas Web sites. Authorities detained him after he tried to obtain information about running in a local people's congress election. On December 26, the Guiyang Municipal Intermediate People's Court, reportedly treating him as a recidivist, sentenced him to 10 years in prison. Previously, Guiyang authorities held him in custody on multiple occasions to prevent him from organizing local human rights symposiums or activities commemorating UN Human Rights Day. In 1996, officials sentenced him to 10 years in prison on the charge of "organizing and leading a counterrevolutionary group" (local chapter of the China Democracy Party); and in 1989 to 3 years in prison for organizing a group during the 1989 Tiananmen protests. Authorities were holding Chen in Xingyi Prison, Qianxi’nan Buyi & Miao Autonomous prefecture.