1. Wang, Bingzhang 王炳章also known as Lou Kaiwen or Qi Xia
2.Liu Xiaobo 刘晓波
3. Dhondup Wangchen 顿珠旺钦(音) also known as Dunzhu Wangqin
4.Wang, Zhiwen 王治文
5.Nurmehemmet Yasin 努力默赫默德. 亚森
6. Gao Zhisheng 高智晟
7.Shi Tao 师涛
8.Yang Tongyan 杨同彦also known as Li, Xintao 李信涛also known as Yang, Tianshui 杨天水
9.Yang Chunlin 杨春林also known as Li, Zhi 李志
10.Huang, Jinqiu 黄金秋
11. Kong Youping 孔佑平
Case Card 1
Name of Individual Wang, Bingzhang 王炳章
Present Location Guangdong Province
Shaoguan Prison (Beijiang)
Age; Sex; Ethnicity 61; male; Han Chinese
Occupation Doctor, pro-democracy activist, founder of China-Spring Movement
Key Dates In jail since July 3, 2002
Sentence 20 years
Charges Spying and terrorist activities
Additional Details / Background Wang Bingzhang, a permanent U.S. resident and longtime dissident, is currently serving a life sentence at a prison in Shaoguan, Guangdong province. A medical doctor by training, Wang traveled to Canada in 1979 and established the pro-democracy magazine China Spring in 1982. In 1998, he was arrested and deported after he returned to China and attempted to organize an opposition party. In June 2002, Wang disappeared while traveling in Vietnam. Numerous reports allege that he was abducted by Chinese agents and held incommunicado in southern China. In December 2002, the Chinese government announced that it had been holding Wang since July and that he had been formally arrested on espionage and terrorism charges. Wang was tried on January 22, 2003 in a closed trial in Shenzhen. His conviction and life sentence was announced on February 10, 2003. An appeal was rejected on February 28, 2003. The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has ruled that Wang’s detention is arbitrary. Wang is kept under solitary confinement and suffers from phlebitis and respiratory problems. In May 2009, authorities prevented Wang’s daughter Ti-Anna from entering China to visit her father despite having granted her a visa.
The Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs & International Trade (37th Canadian Parliament, 2nd session) called upon Chinese govt. to release Dr Wang Bingzhang from prison.
Known Health Situation His health seems to be have deteriorated due to lower food quality, harsher physical abuse. Wang is kept under solitary confinement and suffers from phlebitis and respiratory problems.
Proposed Questions to ask To release unconditionally
Case Represents? Democratic Rights
Websites to visit in compiling info on this case http://ppd.cecc.gov/QueryResultsDetail.aspx?PrisonerNum=4650
Case well-known? Yes.
Case Card 2
Name of Individual Liu Xiaobo 刘晓波
Present Location No. 1 Detention Center in Beijing
Age; Sex; Ethnicity 53, Male, Han Chinese
Occupation Formerly Prof. Of literature at Beijing Normal University, Writer, Past President of Independent Chinese PEN Center
Key Dates Originally arrested on Dec 8, 2008, formally charged on June 23, 2009
Sentence No prosecution or trial yet
Charges Suspicion of inciting to subvert State Power
Additional Details / Background Dr. Liu Xiaobo was formally arrested by the Beijing Public Security Bureau on June 23, 2009 and charged with “inciting subversion of state power” for co-authoring Charter 08, a declaration calling for political reform, greater human rights, and an end to one-party rule in China that has been signed by hundreds of individuals from all walks of life throughout the country. He has not been prosecuted even after being detained for 11 months. He has not been allowed to see his wife, Liu Xia or lawyer Mo Shaoping in over four months.
Dr. Liu was jailed for 20 months in June 1989 for joining a hunger strike to support the democracy movement. In Oct 96, he was sentenced for three years in a re-education camp for questioning party’s governance & advocating negotiations with Dalai Lama.
Known Health Situation Good Health before arrest
Proposed Questions to ask To be released immediately & unconditionally
Case Represents? Freedom of Expression, Pro-Democracy
Websites to visit in compiling info on this case http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/chinas-lonely-heretic/story-0-1225745367751
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Case well-known? Yes
Case Card 3
Name of Individual Dhondup Wancheng 顿珠旺钦(音)
Present Location Xining City No. 1 Detention Centre, Qinghai
Year of Birth; Sex; Ethnicity !7 October 1974, Male, Tibetan
Occupation Tibetan Film Maker
Key Dates Formally arrested in March 2008
Sentence Unknown, Trial is ongoing
Charges ‘Inciting separatism’
Additional Details / Background At the time of his arrest, he had completed filming an extensive series of interviews with ordinary Tibetans which was made into a film titled Leaving Fear Behind. The police first detained Dhondup Wangchen on suspicion of "illegal journalism," which is not an offence in Chinese law. They then sought to have him prosecuted for "inciting subversion of state power", but the prosecutor returned the case to the police for further investigation due to lack of evidence. He has not been allowed to see his family and has reportedly been tortured. He has also not been allowed to see the family appointed lawyer Li DUnyong. The authorities ordered the lawyer to leave Xining and return to Beijing.