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Search Results Detail for 'Jiang Tianyong'
Personal Details
CECC Record Number: 2011-00179   Ethnic Group:
Detention Status: DET   Sex: M
Issue Category: assoc/civil/FG/rol   Age at Detention: 45
Main Name: Jiang Tianyong   Religion:
Chinese Characters (Main Name): 江天勇 Occupation: lawyer, defense
Alternate Name (Lay or Pen):   Affiliation: Globe-Law Law Firm (Beijing)
Additional Name(s):   Residence Province: Beijing Shi (prov.)
Pinyin Name:   Residence Prefecture: Beijing Shi Muni. Urb. Area (pref.)
  Residence County: Haidian Dist.
Imprisonment or Detention Details
Date of Detention: 2016/11/21
Current Prison: Changsha No. 1 PSB Det. Ctr.
Sentence Length (Years): 2
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Province Where Imprisoned (or Detained): Hunan Province
Prefecture Where Imprisoned (or Detained): Changsha Shi (pref.)
County Where Imprisoned (or Detained): Changsha Shi Muni. Urb. Area (cty.)
Legal Process
Legal Process: chg/tri-open/sent   Formal Arrest Date: 2017/05/31
Trial Court: Changsha Intermediate People's Court   Trial Date: 2017/08/22
Sentence Court: Changsha Intermediate People's Court   Sentence Date: 2017/11/21
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Short Summary
According to RDN (4 December 16) and RFA (23 November 16; 28 November 16), on November 21, 2016, rights advocate Jiang Tianyong disappeared in Changsha municipality, Hunan province, where he planned to meet the wife and lawyers of Xie Yang. On December 16, state media reported Jiang served 9 days' administrative detention, and that police detained him on December 1 on suspicion of "illegally possessing state secrets" and "illegally providing state secrets overseas" (The Paper, 16 December 16). Authorities reportedly held Jiang under "residential surveillance at a designated location" on suspicion of "inciting subversion of state power" (RFA, 23 December 16) until his May 31, 2017, arrest by Changsha police, who held him at the Changsha No. 1 PSB Detention Center (RDN, 5 June 17). On August 22 Jiang reportedly confessed to "inciting subversion of state power" in a trial at the Changsha Intermediate People's Court; Jiang's wife called it a "show trial" and said she feared he had been tortured (RFA, 22 August 17). The court sentenced Jiang to 2 years in prison on November 21 (Legal Daily, 21 November 17). UN rights experts (OHCHR, 6 December 16) expressed concern that authorities detained Jiang for his legal work, for which authorities previously detained him (CHRD, 10 April 14).