230. JIANG TIANYONG (released)

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jiang-tianyongSex                               Male

Birth date                1971-05-19

Birth place              Luoshan County, Henan Province

Resident place         Zhengzhou City, Henan Province

Education                  University graduate

Profession                 Freelance writer, legal activist, former lawyer (licence revoked for his human rights activism in 2009) (ICPC honorary member)

Date of arrest          2016-11-22 (administrative detention for 9 days), 2016-12-01 (residential surveillance in a designated location), 2017-05-31 (arrested)

Organ of arrest       Changsha Railway Public Security Department of Guangzhou Railway Bureau (administrative detention), Direct Branch of Public Security Bureau of Changsha City (residential surveillance), Public Security Bureau of Changsha City (arrest), Hunan Province

Cause of arrest       alleged as illegally holding a number of state secrets documents, having connections with overseas institutions, organizations and individuals for illegally supplying state secrets, accepting long-term foreign funds, undertaking some tasks as a citizen agent, intervening in some sensitive cases,  fabricating  rumors on the Internet, inciting the petitioners and client family members against state organs, disturbing social order, and thus resulting in adverse social impacts.

Charge                        Inciting subversion of state power

Date of sentence     2017-08-22 (hearing), 2017-11-21 (verdict)

Organ of sentence  Intermediate People’s Court of Changsha City, Hunan Province

Sentence                     two years imprisonment, three years deprivation of political rights

Defender                      Lawyers QIN Chenshou, CHEN Jinxue and ZHANG Lei(all dismissed), lawers assigned by the court

Place of jail                No. 1 Detention Center of Changsha City (since 31 May 2017), No 2 Prison of Hunan Province (since 28 April 2018)

Situation in jail        tortured and forced to confess

Date of release         2019-02-28

Family contact        JIN Bianling (wife), JIANG Lianghou (father)

Donation to

Case adopted by     ICPC

Current Status        Released on 2019-02-28 but still hold under residential surveillance in a designated location