173. XU ZHIQIANG (released)

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Xu Zhiqiang

Pen name              Master Shengguan (Buddhist name)

Sex                             Male

Birth date               1961-12-29

Birth place              Datong City, Shanxi Province

Resident place        Travel far and wide

Education               Graduated from the University of Science and Technology of China

Profession               Monk  and writer (ICPC honorary member)

Date of arrest          2014-05-17 (detained), 2014-06-25 (arrested)

Organ of arrest       Public Security Bureau of Jiang’an District, Wuhan City, Hubei Province

Cause of arrest        Presenting dissent opinions to his followers and Participating in human rights activities

Charge                          Inciting subversion of the State power

Date of sentence     2015-04-21 (hearing), 2016-04-08 (verdict)

Organ of sentence  Wuhan Intermediate People’s Court  

Sentence                     Four years imprisonment, three year deprivation of political rights

Defender                     Lawyers FU Hai and ZHANG Xingshui

Place of jail                  Detention Center of Jian’an District, Wuhan City, Hubei Province

Situation in jail         Suffering from severe heart disease, several times of unconsciousness during detention so as being sent to hospital for emergency treatments

Date of release           2018-05-17

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Donation to

Case adopted by           ICPC

Current Status               Main case

http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/meiti/aw-05212014142713.html (Chinese)
http://news.rti.org.tw/news/detail/?recordId=108907 (Chinese)
http://wqw2010.blogspot.se/2014/06/blog-post_4089.html (Chinese)
http://www.chinesepen.org/blog/archives/50576 (Chinese)