China: JIANG Tianyong, disappeared since 21 November 2016

February 1, 2017

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【國際關注迫害律師日│江天勇 Jiang Tianyong】

江天勇,2016年11月21日起失蹤

江天勇此前為北京維權律師,2009年因其辯護工作被取銷其執業資格

江於2016年11月21日,約晚上十時在湖南長沙,於探望過於709大抓捕事件中被起訴維權律師謝陽的家屬後失蹤。約三星期後, 2016年12月13日,官方才確認其於11月21日至12月1日期間被處行政拘留。

於2016年12月23日,江天勇的家屬收到官方通知,指其因涉嫌「煽動顛覆國家政權罪」已於2016年12月1日遭「指定居所監視居住」。

江天勇迄今尚未被正式逮捕或受到起訴。我們非常關注江天勇至今仍與外界隔絕,外界對其所在及身心健康狀況均一無所知。

JIANG Tianyong, disappeared since 21 November 2016
Formerly human rights lawyer in Beijing, Jiang was disbarred in 2009 as a result of his work.

Jiang went disappeared at around 22H on 21 November 2016 in Changsha, Hunan after he visited the family of Xie Yang, a rights lawyer indicted in the 709 Crackdown. It was almost three weeks later on 13 December that the authorities confirmed having detained him for administrative penalty from 21 November to 1 December 2016.

On 23 December, 2016, Jiang’s family received an official notification that Jiang had been held under “residential surveillance at designated location”, effective from 1 December 2016, for the alleged crime of “inciting subversion of state power”. At this stage, Jiang is not yet formally arrested or indicted.

We are concerned that Jiang Tianyong has remained incommunicado. His whereabouts and status of physical and psychological wellbeing is unknown.

Image credit@變態辣椒

(source  China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group / 中國維權律師關注組)

 

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