36. QIN YONGMIN

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Qin Yongmin

Pen name

Sex                          Male

Birth date                1953-08-11

Birth place              Wuhan City, Hubei Province

Resident place         Wuhan City, Hubei Province

Education               Graduated from a technical secondary school

Profession               writer and HR activist, former factory worker and chief editor of Human Right Watch newsletter (ICPC member since May 2011)

Date of arrest          1998-11-30 (1st); 2015-01-09 (2nd, administrative detention),2015-01-19  (assigned residence residential surveillance), 2015-03-30 (criminal detention), 2015-05-06 (arrest)

Organ of arrest       Public Security Bureau of Wuhan City, Hubei Province

Cause of arrest       Applying for registration of Hubei Provincial Preparation Committee of Chinese Democracy Party(1st); dissident writings and postings, organising China Human Rights Watch (2nd)

Charge                    Subversion of the state power (1st); suspicion of inciting subversion of the state power (detained, 2nd), Subversion of the state power (2nd)

Date of sentence     1998-12-21 (1st); 2018-05-11/12 (2nd, hearing), 2018-07-10 (verdict), 2018-09-26 (appeal)

Organ of sentence   Wuhan Intermediate People’s Court, Hubei Province; High People’s Court of Hubei Province (appeal)

Sentence                  12 Years imprisonment and 3 Years deprivation of political rights (1st); 13 Years imprisonment and 3 Years deprivation of political rights (2nd)

Defender                 Self (1st); lawyers LI Chunhua, LIU Zhengqing, LIN Qilei (2nd)

Place of jail             Hanyang Prison, Wuhan City, Huibei Province (1st), No. 2 Detention Center of Wuhan City, Huibei Province (2nd)

Situation in jail        health worsening in heart, liver, stomach and eyes, nearly blind, untreated (1st);   health worsening in heart with ultra high blood pressure, and very tight restriction to read and write (2nd)

Date of release        2010-11-29 (1st);2028-01-20(?)

Family contact        QIN Xiaoguang (Brother), Tel: 0086-27-86803338

Honggang Cheng 21-4-2, Qingshan District, Wuhan 430080, Hubei Province

Donation to

Case adopted by     ICPC

Current Status        Main Case

References
https://www.chinesepen.org/english/final-verdict-on-qin-yongmin-from-the-hubei-provincial-high-peoples-court
https://www.chinesepen.org/english/qin-yongmin-prominent-chinese-dissident-jailed-for-13-years
https://www.nchrd.org/2018/01/qin-yongmin/
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/dissident-wife-12292017125713.html
http://www.chinesepen.org/english/fears-grow-for-disappeared-wife-of-detained-chinese-activist
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-06102016102437.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qin_Yongmin
http://www.chinesepen.org/english/veteran-chinese-rights-activist-qin-yongmin-being-probed-for-subversion
http://web.amnesty.org/library/Index/ENGASA170141999?open&of=ENG-CHN
http://www.alliance.org.hk/prison/?lang=c&viewid=470 (Chinese)
http://www.chinesepen.org/blog/archives/35226  (Chinese)