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Final Verdict on Qin Yongmin from the Hubei Provincial High People’s Court

On September 26, 2018, the Hubei Provincial High People’s Court upheld a lower court’s ruling on veteran rights activist Qin Yongmin’s case: conviction of subversion of state power, a 13-year prison term, and three years of post-release deprivation of political rights. Continue reading

238. ZHEN JIANGHUA

Pen name                Guests Zhen

 Sex                              Male

 Birth date                1985-12-12

Birth place               Jiangmen City, Guangdong Provinve

Resident place         Zhuhai City, Guangdong Provinve Continue reading

235. YU WENSHENG

Pen name               

 Sex                              Male

 Birth date                1967-11-11

Birth place              Beijing

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

231. XU LIN

Sex                              Male

Birth date                1964-04-09

Birth place              Hunan Province Continue reading

Qin Yongmin: Prominent Chinese dissident jailed for 13 years

Chinese dissident Qin Yongmin, who is now 64, pictured in 1993–AFP/Getty Images

One of China’s highest-profile democracy campaigners has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for “subversion of state power”.

Qin Yongmin, 64, has already spent a total of 22 years behind bars. Continue reading

224. HUANG WENXUN (Released)

Huang Wenxun1Penname                Huangzi

Sex                              Male

Birth date                1990-02-16

Birth place             Boluo County, Huizhou City, Guangdong Province Continue reading

About ICPC

Independent Chinese PEN Center (ICPC) is a nongovernmental, nonprofit and nonpartisan organization beyond borders based on free association of those who write, edit, translate, research and publish literature work in Chinese and dedicated to freedom of expression for the workers in Chinese language and literature, including writers, journalists, translators, scholars and publishers over the world. ICPC is a member organization of International PEN, the global association of writers dedicated to freedom of expression and the defence of writers suffering governmental repression. Through the worldwide PEN network and its own membership base in China and abroad, ICPC is able to mobilize international attention to the plight of writers and editors within China attempting to write and publish with a spirit of independence and integrity, regardless of their political views, ideological standpoint or religious beliefs. Continue reading

Briefings on the Eighth Congress of ICPC and Its Administration Change

Never Ever Put Our Pens Down

Briefings on the Eighth Congress of ICPC and Its Administration Change

ICPC Secretariat

(May 2nd, 2018)

From March 28 to April 9, 2018, the Independent Chinese PEN Center (ICPC) held the eighth congress of its membership assembly in its online community. 115 of its 213 voting members were recorded to attend the congress. The membership assembly held four sessions, amended the “Charter of Independent Chinese PEN Center” and the “Independent Chinese PEN Center’s Rules of Procedure of Membership Assembly”, and approved the work report and financial report submitted by the Board of Directors. The Membership Assembly reelected the board of directors according to its Charter. Among 12 candidates, 9 were elected as board members. They are Mr. WANG Jinbo, Ms. Tienchi MARTIN-LIAO, Ms. GAO Yu, Mr. ZHAO Shiying, Mr. HE Depu, Ms. QI Jiazhen, Mr. LI Hai, Ms. LIU Di and Mr. DU Daobin. Among them, seven are based in China. It is worth mentioning that Ms. GAO Yu, a famous dissident who had been jailed three times for freedom of speech, Mr. HE Depu and Mr. WANG Jinbo who were jailed due to founding the Democratic Party of China in the 1990s, have brought in new blood to the Board of Directors. Mr. PAN Yongzhong and Mr. XU Yonghai were elected as alternate board members. Continue reading