182. CHEN YONGZHOU (released)

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Chen YongzhouPenname                      

Sex                               Male

Birth date                1986-08

Birth place               Jiazi Town, Lufeng City, Guangdong Province

Resident place         Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province

Education                  BA in Humanities at Guangzhou University

Profession                    Reporter of New Express  (ICPC honorary member)

Date of arrest           2013-10-19 (detained), 2013-10-30 (arrest)

Organ of arrest        Changsha  Public Security Bureau, Hunan Province

Cause of arrest         Reporting several negative stories about Changsha-based Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science and Technology Co. Ltd

Charge                          Defamation and bribery (only the first charge when arrested)

  Date of sentence      2014-10-17

Organ of sentence    People’s Court of Yuelu District, Changsha, Hunan Province

Sentence                        One year and ten months imprisonment

Defender                        unknown

Place of jail                   No. 1 Detention Center of Changshao City, Hunan Province

Situation in jail           unknown

Date of release             2015-08-18

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Case adopted by        ICPC

Current Status           Main case