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Search Results Detail for 'Wu Gan'
Personal Details
CECC Record Number: 2010-00348   Ethnic Group: Han
Detention Status: DET   Sex: M
Issue Category: assist/civil/rol/spch   Age at Detention: 43
Main Name: Wu Gan   Religion:
Chinese Characters (Main Name): 吴淦 Occupation: law firm, staff
Alternate Name (Lay or Pen): 屠夫, "Butcher"   Affiliation: Beijing Fengrui Law Firm
Additional Name(s): 超级低俗屠夫   Residence Province: Fujian Province
Pinyin Name:   Residence Prefecture: Xiamen Shi (pref.)
  Residence County: Siming Dist.
Imprisonment or Detention Details
Date of Detention: 2015/05/19
Current Prison: Fujian (general location)
Sentence Length (Years): 8
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Province Where Imprisoned (or Detained): Fujian Province
Prefecture Where Imprisoned (or Detained): (na)
County Where Imprisoned (or Detained): (na)
Legal Process
Legal Process: chg/tri-close/sent-app   Formal Arrest Date: 2015/07/03
Trial Court: Tianjin No. 2 Intermediate People's Court   Trial Date: 2017/08/14
Sentence Court: Tianjin No. 2 Intermediate People's Court   Sentence Date: 2017/12/26
Appeal Court: Tianjin High People's Court   Appeal Date: 2018/01/08
Appeal Ruling Court: Tianjin High People's Court   Appeal Ruling Date: 2018/04/17
Charge (Statute): CL97-art105(1)   Sent. Ends Per PRC:
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Short Summary
According to RDN (19 May 15; 20 May 15; 16 August 16), CRLW (5 April 16), RFA (30 June 15; 2 July 15), and Wang Lihong (via Twitter, 9 July 15), on or around May 19, 2015, authorities in Nanchang municipality, Jiangxi province, detained Wu Gan (a.k.a. "Butcher") after he protested outside the Jiangxi High People's Court on behalf of four men on trial. Nanchang police first held Wu in administrative detention, but authorities later criminally detained Wu, transferring him to the Yongtai County PSB Detention Center in Fuzhou municipality. On July 3, authorities in Xiamen municipality, Fujian, charged Wu with "picking quarrels and provoking trouble" and "inciting subversion of state power." In April 2016, authorities held Wu at the Tianjin No. 1 PSB Detention Center in Tianjin municipality. In August, Tianjin PSB changed Wu's "inciting subversion" charge to "subversion of state power." Authorities accused Wu of colluding with other Beijing Fengrui Law Firm employees including Zhou Shifeng, to "severely harm state security and social stability." On December 26, 2017 the Tianjin Intermediate People's Court sentenced Wu to 8 years in prison and 5 years' deprivation of political rights; on April 17, 2018 the Tianjin High People's Court rejected his appeal (CRLW, 17 April 18).