235. YU WENSHENG

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Pen name               

 Sex                              Male

 Birth date                1967-11-11

Birth place              Beijing

Resident place         24-6-107  Bajiao North Rord, Shijingshan District, Beijing

  Education               Graduated from Beijing University

 Profession                 Human rights lawyer and freelancer

 Date of arrest         2018-01-19 (detained), 2018-01-27 (residential surveillance), 2018-04-19 (arrested)

 Organ of arrest       Shijingshan Branch of Public Security Bureau of Beijing City (detention),  Tongshan Branch of Public Security Bureau of Xuzhou City  (residential surveillance),  Public Security Bureau of Xuzhou City,  Jiangsu Province (arrest)

Cause of arrest      Online commenting on politically sensitive topics, and posting a pro-democratic appeal to amend China’s Constitution, two days before his detention.

Charge                        Suspicion of disrupting public service (detemtion and arrest), and of inciting subversion of state power (residential surveillance and arrest)

 Date of sentence     not yet

 Organ of sentence  not yet

Sentence                     not yet

Defender                       Lawyers CHANG Boyang and XIE Yang (rejected), ZHAO Qiang and YUE Song (assigned by the authorities)

Place of jail                 Detention Center of Xuzhou City,  Jiangsu Province (since 2018-04-19)

Situation in jail       unknown

Date of release       no

Family contact        XU Yan (wife), mobile: +86-13718826079

Donation to            

 Case adopted by     ICPC

Current Status         Main case

 References
https://www.nchrd.org/2018/09/yu-wensheng/
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/yuwensheng-duress-04232018130813.html
https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/en/case/yu-wensheng-detained-and-charged-disrupting-public-service
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jan/19/outspoken-chinese-human-rights-lawyer-yu-wensheng-arrested
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/19/world/asia/china-yu-wensheng-rights-lawyer.html