204. XIE YANG (Released)

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Xie YangSex                               Male

Birth date               1972-02-04

Birth place             Dongkou County, Shaoyang City, Hunan Province

Resident place       Changsha City, Hunan Province

Education                  LL.B. at School of Law, Hunan University, Changsha

Profession                 Lawyer  (ICPC honorary member)

Date of arrest          2015-7-12 (assigned residence residential surveillance), 2016-01-09 (arrest)

Organ of arrest      Public Security Bureau of Changsha City, Hunan Province

Cause of arrest         publishing Weibao posts and articles critisizing the governments, police and justice, etc.

Charge                          Suspicion of disrupting court order and inciting subversion of the state power

Date of sentence     2017-05-08 (hearing), 2017-12-26 (verdict)

Organ of sentence  no

Sentence                     exemption from criminal penalty

Defender                      Lawyers ZHANG Zhongshi, LIU Jinbin (replaced), LIN Qilei (replaced) and LIU Zhengqing

Place of jail                 2nd Detention Center of Changsha City, Hunan Province

Situation in jail        Tortured

Date of release        2017-05-08 (on bail under residential surveillance), 017-12-26

Family contact         CHEN Guiqiu (wife)

Donation to

Case adopted by        ICPC

Current Status           exemption from criminal penalty on 2017-12-26