23. LIU JINGSHENG (released)

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23.   LIU Jingsheng

Pen name

Sex                          Male

Birth date                1954-01-05

Birth place              BeijingCity

Resident place         BeijingCity

Education               Middle school

Profession               Factory worker, and former editor of Tansuo (Explorations) magazine

(Honorary Member of English, Swedish, New Zealand, German, American and NetherlandsPENCenters, ICPC member since 2007)

Date of arrest          1992-05-28

Organ of arrest       Public Security Bureau of Beijing City

Cause of arrest       Organising Liberal Democratic Party of China and Free Labour Union of China

with Hu Shigen and Kang Yuchun, and distributing pro-democracy leaflets

Charge                    Organising and leading counter-revolutionary group andcounter-revolutionary

Date of sentence     1994-12-16, 1995-06-14 (appeal)

Organ of sentence   Beijing Intermediate People’s Court, Beijing High People’s Court (appeal)

Sentence                  15 Years imprisonment and 4 Years deprivation of political rights (reduced by 2

Defender                 Unknown

Place of jail             Beijing No.1 Prison, Postbox: 219, 102609 Daxing District, Beijing

Situation in jail        OK

Date of release        2004-11-27

Family contact        JIN Yanming (wife), Tel: 0086-10-62564454, 0086-13683324905(m)

ZhongguanVillage A21-203, Haidian District, Beijing

Donation to

Case adopted by     ICPC, English, Swedish, New Zealand, German, American and NetherlandsPENCenters

Current Status         Release on expiry of the sentence on 2004-11-27

(Case therefore closed) ICPC keeping contact

References              http://www.pen.org/freedom/hm/liu.htm

http://www.alliance.org.hk/prison/?lang=c&viewid=1123 (Chinese)

http://www.asiatimes-chinese.com/2004/01/0102bj.htm (Chinese)