85. GUO QUAN (Released)

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Guo QuanSex                               Male

Birth date                1968-05-08

Birth place              Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province

Resident place      Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province

Education                ML in law (1996) and PhD in philosophy (1999) at Nanjing University

Profession              Freelance writer, internet dissident, and associate professor of literature at Nanjing Normal University before dismissed for his declaring the founding of New People’s Party  as its acting chairman in 2007 (Honorary Member of ICPC, Uyghur PEN and Guatemalan PEN)

Date of arrest          2008-11-13 (detained), 2008-12-19 (arrested)

Organ of arrest       Public Security Bureau of Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province

Cause of arrest     Posting online articles critical of Chinese government policies and founding the New People’s Party

Charge                        Subverting State power

Date of sentence     2009-10-16 (closed trail), 2009-12-25 (appeal)

Organ of sentence  Suqian Intermediate People’s Court, Suqian City, High People’s Court of Jiangsu Province

Sentence                     10 years imprisonment and 3 years deprivation of political rights

Defender                     Lawyers LI Heping (disbarred), SI Weijiang and GUO Lianhui, CHENG Hai (appeal)

Place of jail                Pukou Prison, Postbox 3202-50-113, Nanjing 210031, Jiangsu Province

Situation in jail        OK

Date of release          2018-11-12

Family contact          GU Xiao (mother), Tel: +86-25-86202380

Donation to

Case adopted by      ICPC, Uyghur PEN and Guatemalan PEN

Current Status         Released on 2018-11-12 due to expiry of his sentence

 References
http://wordpress.com/tag/guo-quan/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guo_Quan
http://www.pen.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/2393/prmID/172
http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D99U1V7O0&show_article=1
http://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E9%83%AD%E6%B3%89 (Chinese)
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/guoquan-11132008094552.html (Chinese)
http://www.boxun.com/hero/minzhuxiansheng/ (Chinese)