141. LI BIFENG (released)

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Li BifengPen name                 Feng Zi

Sex                                Male

Birth date                1964-03-03

Birth place              Santai County, Sichuan Province

Resident place         No. 186-C-1-6-11, South Changhong Avenue, Fuling District, Mianyang City, Sichuan Province

Education                 Middle school

Profession                Freelance writer and entrepreneur (ICPC honorary member)

Date of arrest          2011-09-08

Organ of arrest       Public Security Bureau of Shehong County, Sichuan Province

Cause of arrest       Involvement in giving financial help to other activists

Charge                        Contract fraud

Date of sentence     2012-07-25 (hearing), 2012-11-19 (verdict), 2013-01-11 (appeal), 2013-03-15 (appeal), 2013-06-25 (appeal verdict)

Organ of sentence   People’s Court of Shehong County, Sichuan Province;

Suining Intermediate People’s Court, Sichuan Province(appeal)

Sentence                     10 years imprisonment, and a fine of RMB300,000 (reduced after appeal)

Defender                    Lawyer ZHAO Jianwei and MA Xiaopeng

Place of jail               Jintang Prison, Qingjiang Town, Jintang County, Sichuan Province 610409

Situation in jail        Unknown

Date of release          2020-04-07

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Donation to

Case adopted by       ICPC, German PEN

Current Status          Released on 2020-04-07 due to the sentence reduction by one year and five months.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2012/nov/19/chinese-poet-li-bifeng-jailed http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/20/world/asia/chines-poet-li-bifeng-jailed-for-12-years.html?_r=0