The 7th Congress of ICPC Membership Assembly Held on Internet

Press Release
9 Feburary 2016

ICPC-logoThe Independent Chinese PEN Center (ICPC) held its 7th Congress of Membership Assembly at a Google group forum on Internet on 22 Janurary – 09 Feburary 2016. Among ICPC’s 318 members, 162 participated in the Congress. According to the agenda adopted by the Congress, five sessions were held. The Congress adopted an amendment to ICPC’s Rules of Procedure of Membership Assembly, approved the work report and financial report submitted by the Board and elected the new Board in accordance with the ICPC’s Charter. Columnist Mrs. Tienchi Martin-Liao, a former president, has been re-elected the new President.
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ICPC Statement for International Human Rights Day

Pu Zhiqiang and Abduljalil Al-Singace Honored
Liu Xiaobo Courage to Write Award
And 27 Writers Adopted as Honorary Members
(10 December 2015)

Liu Xiaobo-AwardingToday is the International Human Rights Day as well as the fifth anniversary of Dr. LIU Xiaobo, the former and honorary president of Independent Chinese PEN Centre (ICPC), being awarded in absence to the Nobel Peace Prize, while two day earlier it had been seventh years since his detention. For commemoration of these dates, ICPC has honoured Mr. PU Zhiqiang, its honorary member as well as a lawyer and blogger detained in China, and Dr. Abduljalil Al-Singace, an academic and blogger imprisoned in Bahrain, this year’s Liu Xiaobo Courage to Write Award for their long-term tenacity and courage in writing and fighting for freedom of expression and other basic rights despite imprisonment. In addition, ICPC have adopted twenty-seven of writers imprisoned in China as its new honorary members, namely FU Zhibin, YU Shiwen, LIU Haitao, DONG Tubin, XIE Wenfei, WANG Mo, SU Changlan (f), LIANG Qinhui, CHEN Yunfei, ZHANG Shenyu, HUANG Jingyi, WU Gan, ZHAO Haitong, WANG Quanzhang, SUI Muqing, XIE Yang, YANG Weidong, XIE Yanyi, WANG Yu (f), LI Heping, LIU Shaoming, SUN Feng, WANG Xiaolu, LIU Sixin, ZHAO Wei (f), LIU Wei and XIN Lijian. Continue reading

PEN For Freedom (No.1-12)

PEN For Freedom (No.1-12, PDF) 

210. SUN FENG

Sun FengPen name               The Flash, Fearless

Sex                              Male

Birth date               1966-08-18

Birth place             Zibo City,  Shandong Province

Resident place       Zhangdian District, Zibo City,  Shandong Province

Education                 Middle school

Profession                 former bussnessman, rights activist and internet writer

Date of arrest          2014-01-10 (detained), 2014-01-18 (arrested), 2014-11-28 (arrested, 2nd)

Cause of arrest         Posting online articles of criticizing CPC and Ma Zedong and of commemorating June Fourth event; accepting Taiwan media’s interviews about his idea to establish China Democracy and Justice Party; sueing Public Security Bureau of Zibo City; supporting the protests in Hong Kong, etc.

Charge                          Suspicion of gathering mass to disturb social order (detention), of inciting subversion of the state power (arrest)

Date of sentence     2015-08-15 (hearing)

Organ of sentence  Intermidiate People’s Court of Zibo City,  Shandong Province

Sentence                     not yet

Defender                      Lawyers Lin Qilei and Lü Zhoubin

Place of jail                 Detention Center of Zibo City, Shandong Province

Situation in jail        OK

Date of release        2014-02-14 (on bail), not yet (2nd)

Family contact       Liu Meihua (wife)

Donation to

Case adopted by        ICPC

Current Status           main case

 Reference 
http://ppdcecc.gov/QueryResultsDetail.aspx?PrisonerNum=3379
https://chrdnet.com/2015/05/chrb-inciting-subversion-cases-move-forward-pu-zhiqiang-still-in-legal-limbo-423-5715/
(others in Chinese)
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-07102015120947.html
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/trial-08112015082044.html
http://xgmyd.com/archives/17130
http://www.boxun.com/news/gb/china/2015/07/201507110633.shtml#.Vc7_WMZvk5s
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-05062015100524.html
http://www.boxun.com/news/gb/pubvp/2013/10/201310111526.shtml#.Vc8BYcZvk5s
http://www.boxun.com/news/gb/pubvp/2014/09/201409301424.shtml#.Vc8BiMZvk5s

209. LIU SHAOMING

Liu ShaominSex                              Male

Birth date               1958

Birth place            Xinyu City,  Jiangxi Province

Resident place      Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province

Education                 Middle school

Profession                 Former worker, reporter and editor, labour rights activist

Date of arrest          2015-05-30 (detained), 2015-07-04 (arrested)

Organ of arrest      Huadu District Branch, Public Security Bureau of Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province

Cause of arrest         Writing memoirs on June Fourth massacre, etc.

Charge                          Suspicion of creating troubles (detention), of inciting subversion of the state power (arrest)

Date of sentence     no

Organ of sentence  no

Sentence                     no

Defender                      Lawyers Chen Keyun and Wu Kuiming

Place of jail                 Detention Center of Huadu District, 1st detention center of Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province (since be arrested)

Situation in jail        unknown

Date of release         

Family contact       Liu Meihua (wife)

Donation to

Case adopted by        ICPC

Current Status           main case

 Reference 
http://www.chinesepen.org/english/chinese-police-hold-outspoken-activists-in-beijing-guangzhou
http://www.amnestyusa.org/get-involved/take-action-now/china-release-liu-shaoming-ua-14515
(others in Chinese)
http://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/arrest-07142015100309.html
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-06252015095153.html
http://xgmyd.com/archives/10815
http://xgmyd.com/archives/20620
http://xgmyd.com/archives/18829
http://xgmyd.com/archives/18002
http://www.chinesepen.org/blog/archives/33271
http://xgmyd.com/?s=%E5%88%98%E5%B0%91%E6%98%8E

208. LI HEPING

Li HepingSex                              Male

Birth date               1970-10-26

Birth place            Luoshan County,  Henan Province

Resident place       Beijing

Education                 LL.B from Henan University (1995), LL.M from Renmin University of China (2005)

Profession                 Partner and lawyer at Beijing Globe Law Law Firm

Date of arrest          2015-07-10 (assigned residence residential surveillance), 2016-01-08 (arrest)

Organ of arrest      Public Security Bureau of Tianjin City

Cause of arrest         unknown

Charge                          Suspicion of subversion of the state power (arrest)

Date of sentence     no

Organ of sentence  no

Sentence                     no

Defender                      Lawyers Cai Ying and Ma Lianshun

Place of jail                 1st Detention Center of Tianjin City

Situation in jail        unknown

Date of release         

Family contact       Wang Qiaoling (wife)

Donation to

Case adopted by        ICPC

Current Status           main case

 Reference 
http://www.chinesepen.org/blog/archives/44837
http://www.chrlawyers.hk/en/content/li-heping
(others in Chinese)
http://www.chinesepen.org/blog/archives/45230
https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E6%9D%8E%E5%92%8C%E5%B9%B3_(%E5%BE%8B%E5%B8%88)
http://biweekly.hrichina.org/article/588
http://biweekly.hrichina.org/article/614
http://www.weibo.com/u/1867790553
http://www.canyu.org/n100731c6.aspx
http://www.aisixiang.com/data/8878.html
http://telaxy.site90.net/book/jzmqr-34/jsjp/article/ar337.htm
http://www.epochtimes.com/gb/7/10/1/n1852101.htm
http://www.epochtimes.com/gb/5/10/13/n1084941.htm

207. WANG YU

Wang YuSex                               Female

Birth date               1971-05-01

Birth place            Wulanhaote City, Xing’an League,  Inner Mongolia

Resident place       Chaoyang District, Beijing

Education                 Graduate from Law Division, Department of Adult Education, China University of Political Science and Law (1994)

Profession                 Lawyer at Beijing Fengrui Law Firm

Date of arrest          2015-07-09 (assigned residence residential surveillance), 2016-01-08 (arrest)

Organ of arrest      Public Security Bureau of Tianjin City

Cause of arrest         unknown

Charge                          Suspicion of creating troubles and inciting subversion of the state power (residential surveillance), subversion of the state power (arrest)

Date of sentence     no

Organ of sentence  no

Sentence                     no

Defender                      Lawyers Wen Donghai and Li Haohan

Place of jail                 1st Detention Center of Tianjin City

Situation in jail        unknown

Date of release         

Family contact      

Donation to

Case adopted by        ICPC

Current Status           main case

 Reference 
http://www.chinesepen.org/blog/archives/44837
http://www.chrlawyers.hk/en/content/wang-yu
(others in Chinese)
http://www.chinesepen.org/blog/archives/45029
https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E7%8E%8B%E5%AE%87_(%E5%BE%8B%E5%B8%AB)
http://www.chrlawyers.hk/zh-hant/content/%E7%8E%8B%E5%AE%87
http://www.weibo.com/u/2663533451
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/07/150709_cn_lawyer_wangyu_missing
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-07182015124329.html
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2015/0712/c1001-27290030.html
http://www.boxun.com/news/gb/china/2015/06/201506041904.shtml#.Va9frctvk5s
http://wqw2010.blogspot.se/2014/09/blog-post_831.html
http://wqw2010.blogspot.se/2015/02/blog-post_640.html
http://www.boxun.com/news/gb/china/2015/05/201505281202.shtml#.Va9g7stvk5s
http://www.boxun.com/news/gb/china/2015/06/201506141908.shtml#.Va9lKMtvk5s
http://www.boxun.com/news/gb/china/2015/08/201508051959.shtml#.VcI87sZvmpo

206. XIE YANYI

Xie YanyiPen name                Liang Buzheng

Sex                               Male

Birth date               1975-03-20

Birth place            

Resident place       Miyun County, Beijing Continue reading

201. WANG QUANZHANG

Wang QuanzhangSex                               Male

Birth date               1976-02-15

Birth place              Wulian County, Shandong Province

Resident place       Shijingshan District, Beijing Continue reading

203. SUI MUQING (released)

Sui MuqingSex                               Male

Birth date               1968-10-12

Birth place

Resident place       Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province Continue reading

204. XIE YANG

Xie YangSex                               Male

Birth date               1972-02-04

Birth place             Dongkou County, Shaoyang City, Hunan Province

Resident place       Changsha City, Hunan Province Continue reading