149. XU ZHIYONG (Released)

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Xu Zhiyong1Pen name               

Sex                               Male

Birth date                1973-03-02

Birth place              Minquan County, Shangqiu City, Henan Province

Resident place         Beijing City

Education                LLB and MA at Lanzhou University, JD at Beijing University

Profession               Lecturer of Beijing Posts and Telecommunications University, head of the NGO Open   Constitution Initiative (ICPC honorary member)

Date of arrest          2013-07-16 (detained), 2013-08-22 (arrested)

Organ of arrest       Public Security Bureau of Beijing City

Cause of arrest       Calling for officials to disclose property and initiating the New Citizens’ Movement in  China

Charge                      Assembling a crowd to disrupt order in public places

Date of sentence     2014-01-22 (hearing), 2014-01-26(verdict), 2014-04-11(appeal)

Organ of sentence   No. 1 Intermediate People’s Court of Beijing City, Beijing

Sentence                      4 years imprisonment

Defender                     Lawyer ZHANG Qingfang

Place of jail                No. 3 Detention Center of Beijing City

Situation in jail        OK

Date of release        2017-07-15

Family contact        CUI Zheng(wife)

Donation to

Case adopted by     ICPC

Current Status         Released on 2017-07-15

Reference 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xu_Zhiyong
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-25900272
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-26984386
https://chinachange.org/tag/xu-zhiyong/
https://www.rienner.com/title/To_Build_a_Free_China_A_Citizen_s_Journey