156. PU ZHIQIANG (released)

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Pu Zhiqiang1Pen name              

Sex                              Male

Birth date                1965-01-17

Birth place               Luan County, Tangshan City, Hebei Province

Resident place         Beijing City

Education                 BA  at Tianjin Nankai University, LLM at China University of Political Science and Law

Profession               Lawyer and managing partner of Beijing Huayi Law Firm (ICPC honorary member)

Date of arrest          2014-05-04 (subpoenaed), 2014-05-06 (detained), 2014-06-13 (arrested)

Organ of arrest       Public Security Bureau of Haidian District, Beijing City

Cause of arrest       Attending memorial seminar of 4th  June 1989 on 2014-05-03 in Beijing, posting critical comments on Weibo, China’s version of Twitter, and providing media with information from his investigation of corruptions

Charge                        Suspicion of creating disturbances, illegal access to citizens’ personal information, inciting to split the country and inciting ethnic hatred

Date of sentence     2015-12-14 (hearing), 2015-12-22 (verdict)

Organ of sentence  The Second Intermediate People’s Court of Beijing City

Sentence                      Three years in imprisonment, with a three-year suspension

Defender                     Lawyers ZHANG Sizhi (sick, and replaced by Mo), QU Zhenhong (arrested) , LI Jin (replaced by Gao), GAO Guangqing and MO Shaoping

Place of jail                 No. 1 Detention Center of Beijing City

Situation in jail        Suffering from severe diabetes

Date of release         2015-12-22 (for residential surveillance)

Family contact         MENG Qun (wife)

Donation to

Case adopted by        ICPC

Current Status           Released on 2015-12-22 due to suspension of his sentence for residential surveillance.

http://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-cn/%E6%B5%A6%E5%BF%97%E5%BC%BA (Chinese)
https://twitter.com/puzhiqiang  (Chinese)
http://www.i11185.cn/magazine/article.jsp?aid=13181&issueid=3&issn=121-4564  (Chinese)
http://news.qq.com/a/20140506/056587.htm  (Chinese)
http://www.chinanews.com/fz/2014/06-13/6279534.shtml  (Chinese)
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-11242014100852.html  (Chinese)