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Indictment of Citizens Movement Advocate Xu Zhiyong — A Full Translation
Shangdong Province Linyi Municipal People’s Procuratorate Indictment Lin Proc Dept One Crim Indict [2021] No. Z43 Defendant Xu Zhiyong (许志永) (previously used the name Xu Zhiyong 许志勇), male, born on March 2, 1973, citizen ID number [REDACTED], ethnic Han, post-graduate education, former lecturer at Beijing University of Posts and Telec [...] Keep reading »
Indictment of Citizens Movement Advocate Ding Jiaxi — A Full Translation
Shangdong Province Linyi Municipal People’s Procuratorate Indictment Lin Proc Dept One Crim Indict [2021] No. Z42 Defendant Ding Jiaxi (丁家喜) male, born on March 2, 1973, citizen ID number [REDACTED], ethnic Han, post-graduate education, former lawyer at Beijing Dehong Law Firm, currently jobless, household registration and current address a [...] Keep reading »
Citizens Movement Advocates Xu Zhiyong and Ding Jiaxi Indicted for Subversion on Scant, Slanderous ‘Evidence’
China Change, September 25, 2021 On December 7 and 8, 2019, twenty or so people – more than half of them human rights lawyers and the rest citizen movement enthusiasts – gathered in Xiamen, Fujian Province, for a day-and-half informal gathering. It was a mixed affair of chatting, debate, karaoke, lunch, and dinner, and the topics they touched o [...] Keep reading »
Sun Dawu’s Closing Court Statement
Sun Dawu, July 28, 2021, in Gaobeidian Court, Baoding City, Hebei Province I thank this court for allowing me the opportunity to present my case. I would like to start with an overview of Dawu Group’s history. Dawu began when my wife raised 50 pigs and 1,000 chickens. I was an army veteran. In 1988 I founded the Dawu Group with my wife, Liu H [...] Keep reading »
Briefing on the Eleventh Day of Dawu Trial — 10 Questions and 10 Answers
Dawu Legal Team, July 25, 2021 There is no briefing on the tenth day of the trial. The trial is over and the sentences are announced on July 28, but China Change will go on completing the translation of the Briefings and Sun Dawu’s closing statement. — The Editors July 25, 2021 is the eleventh day of the Dawu trial. At present, the court ha [...] Keep reading »
Lawyer’s Account of Meeting With Detained Civil Rights Activist Ding Jiaxi
Li Xiongbing, July 15, 2021 July 13, 2021, a summer day in Beijing. The sun was emerging after a rain shower. I waded through puddles on the road heading for Beijing South Railway Station. It was getting pretty late when the high-speed train arrived in Linyi. Getting off the train, I ran into a former colleague whom I hadn’t seen for years but ha [...] Keep reading »
Response to a Journalist’s Query Regarding the Sun Dawu Verdict
Yaxue Cao, July 28, 2021 There is no sun, moon and stars but dazzling lights that blind me day and night, With two armed soldiers guarding me, six shifts a day, through long and tormentous hours. Fate is fickle, I am but a living corpse, eyes wide open, forbidden to speak. In unbearable suffering I hold on to faith, as I silently miss Dawu City. Su [...] Keep reading »
Briefing on the Ninth Day of Dawu Trial
Dawu Legal Team, July 23, 2021  July 23, 2021, the ninth day of the Dawu trial. As today’s session started, lawyer Hao Yachao (郝亚超) lodged a formal statement with the court: we do not accept the court’s overtime schedule, and the Gaobeidian Court should comply with the Labor Law and protect the right to rest of the defense lawyers and th [...] Keep reading »
Briefing on the Eighth Day of Dawu Trial
Dawu Legal Team, July 22, 2021 Today’s court session mainly focused on three crimes — “disrupting market operations,” “coercing business transactions,” and “fraud” — as charged by the procuratorate. The court investigation specifically involved charged offenses numbered (6), (7), (8), and (10) alleged in the indictment. Th [...] Keep reading »
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