208. LI HEPING (Released)

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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 (ICPC honorary member)

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

Organ of arrest      Public Security Bureau of Tianjin City

Cause of arrest         critical comments via online writings and interviews with overseas journalists, and joining other dissidents to oppose the government

Charge                          Subversion of the state power

Date of sentence     2017-04-28

Organ of sentence  2nd Intermidiate People’s Court of Tianjin City

Sentence                     3 years imprisonment with 4 years suspension, and 4 years deprivation of political rights

Defender                      Lawyers CAI Ying and MA Lianshun (both dismissed by the court),  WEN Zhisheng (assigned by the court)

Place of jail                 1st Detention Center of Tianjin City

Situation in jail        tortured

Date of release         2017-05-09

Family contact       Wang Qiaoling (wife)

Donation to

Case adopted by        ICPC

Current Status           Released on 2017-05-09 for sentence suspension

 Reference 
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/10/emaciated-unrecognisable-china-releases-human-rights-lawyer-from-custody
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-39741893
https://chinadigitaltimes.net/2017/02/china-intent-eliminating-civil-society/
http://www.chinesepen.org/blog/archives/44837
http://www.chrlawyers.hk/en/content/li-heping
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_Heping
https://chinachange.org/2016/08/21/my-name-is-li-heping-and-i-love-being-a-lawyer/
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jun/08/my-friend-li-heping-the-man-china-thinks-is-more-dangerous-than-bin-laden
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jun/08/childs-heartbreak-li-heping-human-rights-lawyer-china-superhero
https://www.nchrd.org/2015/08/prisoner-of-conscience-li-heping/

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