255. Chen Jieren

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Name                       Chen Jieren

Penname                Xiao Shan

Sex                             Male

Birth date               1970-04-12

Birth place             Shuangfeng County, Hunan Province

Resident place     Chenzhou City, Hunan Province

Education              Bachelor of Laws, Tsinghua University (2001)

Profession             President of Hualin Management Consulting Co., Ltd., Beijing City, freelance writer and journalist, former civil servant and reporter

Date of arrest          2018-07-07 (surveillance residence), 2018-11-20 (arrest)

Organ of arrest       Public Security Bureau of Chenzhou City (surveillance residence), Public Security Bureau of Guiyang County (arrest), Hunan Province

Cause of arrest        On June 25, 2018, Chen Jieren reported online about Deng Guangyan, the secretary of the Discipline Inspection Commission of Shaoyang City, Hunan Province, for his seriously negligent and dereliction of duty. Few days later, Chen disappeared and lost contact with the outside world. The court verdict judged him of”using the information network to publish false or negative information for a charge of fee, maliciously speculating on the relevant incidents, attacking and defaming the Party, government and judicial organs and their staff, stirring up troubles, and extorting public and private properties….”

Charge                         Picking quarrels and provoking trouble, extortion, illegal business and bribery

Date of sentence     2019-11-26 (hearing), 2020-04-30 (verdict)

Organ of sentence  People’s Court of Guiyang County, Hunan Province

Sentence                      15 years imprisonment, and fine of  7,010,000 CNY

Defender                      lawyer TONG Zongjin

Place of jail                 Detention Center of Guiyang County, Hunan Province

Situation in jail        Unknown

Date of release         2033-09-11 (?)

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Case adopted by     ICPC

Current Status        Main case