Posted on01/13/2017byeditor|Bill of Indictment Against Rights Activist Wu Gan已关闭评论
Tianjin Municipal People’s Procuratorate Number Two Branch
Bill of Indictment
TJ 2d Br Proc Crim Indict (2016) No. 10001
Defendant Wu Gan (吴淦), male, [redacted], identification card number [redacted], Han ethnicity, high school graduate, a native of Xiamen city Fujian province, administrative employee of Beijing Fengrui Law Firm (北京锋锐律师事务所), registered address [redacted], Continue reading →
Bill of Indictment Against Rights Activist Wu Gan已关闭评论
Posted on01/05/2017byeditor|Chinese blogger-activist ‘Super Vulgar Butcher’ to be indicted; lawyer not given access – report已关闭评论
The case of a Chinese blogger and activist known as “Super Vulgar Butcher” has been transferred to a court for indictment. Wu Gan, known for his creative protests on sensitive topics, was detained in May 2015 for joining a demonstration staged by lawyers seeking to reopen an old case. Following his detention, state media launched a high-profile attack to discredit him. Continue reading →
Chinese blogger-activist ‘Super Vulgar Butcher’ to be indicted; lawyer not given access – report已关闭评论
Posted on12/20/2016byeditor|Chinese Rights Activist ‘Tortured’ in Police Detention: Lawyers已关闭评论
Wu Gan stages protest outside Jiangxi High Court, May 19, 2015. Photo courtesy of Boxun
Detained rights activist Wu Gan, known by his online nickname “The Butcher,” has suffered torture while being held under investigation in a police detention center in the northern port city of Tianjin, his lawyers have complained after visiting him last week. Continue reading →
Chinese Rights Activist ‘Tortured’ in Police Detention: Lawyers已关闭评论
Posted on02/02/2016byeditor|Case of Chinese Free Speech Activist ‘The Butcher’ Moved to Tianjian已关闭评论
Wu Gan stages protest outside Jiangxi High Court, May 19, 2015. Boxun
Authorities in the southeastern Chinese province of Fujian have transferred the subversion case of a prominent free speech activist known as “the Butcher” to the northern port city of Tianjin, his lawyer said on Tuesday. Continue reading →
Case of Chinese Free Speech Activist ‘The Butcher’ Moved to Tianjian已关闭评论
On May 19, rights activist Wu Gan (吴淦), better known for his online name “Super Vulgar Butcher” or the “Butcher” for short, set up two pull-up standees in front of the Jiangxi Province Higher People’s Court. He was there to protest the court’s denial of the defense’s access to files of the “Leping Wrongful Conviction Case” (“乐平冤案”). In May 2002, police arrested four suspects in a case of robbery, rape, and dismemberment that occurred in Leping, Jiangxi province, in 2000. The four confessed under torture and were sentenced to death with a stay of execution. In early November 2011, a suspect in another case claimed responsibility for the crime. In light of the admission, rights lawyers took on the case by representing the four and requesting a retrial, but the Jiangxi Higher Court refused their repeated and lawful request to review the case files. This case, as well as the Nie Shubin case (聂树斌案) and the recently overturned Huugjilt case, are among the typical cases of miscarriage of justice that China’s rights lawyers pursue. Correcting wrongs in China’s faulty judicial system is at best difficult, if not impossible altogether, and rights lawyers have, over time, come to develop methods to put pressure on the courts. On that day, the lawyers for the four victims had already staged a sit-in outside the courthouse for over a week to no avail.
WU GAN IN FRONT OF THE JIANGXI HIGHER COURT ON MAY 19, 2015.
Wu Gan, who works for Beijing Fengrui Law Firm (北京锋锐律师事务所), had messages for the chief justice of the court, Zhang Zhonghou (张忠厚). The poster on Wu Gan’s right was an image of tomb stone for Zhang and a couplet deploring his lack of a righteousness and basic humanity; on his left, the poster announced that the “Butcher” was raising money on behalf of the four victims so that they could bribe the justice for Continue reading →
Posted on07/10/2015byeditor|Chinese Authorities Appear to Detain 4 Human Rights Lawyers已关闭评论
By CHRIS BUCKLEY JULY 10, 2015
HONG KONG — The police detained one of China’s most prominent human rights lawyers in Beijing on Friday, after three other rights lawyers who worked together disappeared in the capital within 24 hours, apparently caught in an expanding investigation focused on their firm, their colleagues and family members said.
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