149. XU ZHIYONG

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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 1st); 2020-02-15 (detained)

Organ of arrest       Public Security Bureau of Beijing City (1st); Public Security Bureau of Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province (2nd)

Cause of arrest       Calling for officials to disclose property and initiating the New Citizens’ Movement in  China (1st); unknown (2nd)

Charge                      Assembling a crowd to disrupt order in public places (1st); unknown (2nd)

Date of sentence     2014-01-22 (hearing), 2014-01-26(verdict), 2014-04-11(1st); not yet (2nd)

Organ of sentence   No. 1 Intermediate People’s Court of Beijing City, Beijing (appeal, 1st); not yet (2nd)

Sentence                      4 years imprisonment (1st); not yet (2nd)

Defender                     Lawyer ZHANG Qingfang (1st); not yet (2nd)

Place of jail                No. 3 Detention Center of Beijing City  (1st); unknown(2nd)

Situation in jail        OK  (1st); unknown (2nd)

Date of release        2017-07-15  (1st); not yet (2nd)

Family contact        CUI Zheng(wife)

Donation to

Case adopted by     ICPC

Current Status         Investigation

Reference 
https://chinadigitaltimes.net/2020/02/activist-xu-zhiyong-detained-after-50-days-in-hiding/
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