China: Breaking: Lawyer Chen Jiangang, With Family and Two Friends, Seized by Armed Police in Yunnan

May 3, 2017

Chen Jiangang 法庭外

Lawyer Chen Jiangang (陈建刚), on a holiday driving tour with wife, two young children (six and three), and two friends, were detained in a police station in Jinghong, Yunnan (云南景洪) around 1:00 p.m. on May 3.

The two friends are Zhang Baocheng (张宝成) and Zhang’s wife Liu Juefan (刘珏帆).

Around 5:00 p.m., all six were taken away in vehicles by a dozen or so armed police, according to a handwritten note by Chen Jiangang, circulating on WeChat. The note said:

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1. Before I signed [a list of confiscated belongings], no one showed me any proper warrant.

2. Many more of our personal belongings have been stolen from us.

Chen Jiangang

May 3, 2017

Lawyer Chen Jiangang has been the defense counsel for 709 lawyer Xie Yang since December, 2016, and published the Xie Yang torture transcripts on January 19, 2017. On March 1 and 2, the state media launched a massive campaign alleging that the torture of Xie Yang was a fabrication, involving not only lawyer Jiang Tianyong, but also Chen Jiangang.

Breaking: Lawyer Chen Jiangang, With Family and Two Friends, Seized by Armed Police in Yunnan

Urgent Statement by Chinese Lawyers Concerning Lawyer Chen Jiangang Who Was Detained by Yunnan Police Along With Family and Friends

http://www.idhae.org/observatoire-fr-page4.1.chin170503.htm (FRANCAIS)

#ChenJiangang & his family are reportedly released. #ZhangBaocheng is administratively detained for 10 days. His wife’s phone is still off.

#lawyer #ChenJiangang @chenjglawyer left the police station and on his way back to Beijing, accompanied by police

#陈建刚 Latest: Lawyer Chen Jiangang brought to a hotel near where he was detained. Beijing police are w/ him. Wife & kids r flying back to BJ.

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