February 1, 2017
【國際關注迫害律師日│江天勇 Jiang Tianyong】
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.