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Arrest Notice of Tang Jingling

June 20, 2014

Tang Jingling (唐荆陵) was formally arrested on June 20, 2014, on suspicion of “inciting subversion of state power” (煽动颠覆国家政权罪) and is currently being held at Guangzhou No. 1 Detention Center (广州市第一看守所). He was first criminally detained on May 16, 2014 on suspicion of “picking quarrels and provoking troubles” at Baiyun District Detention Center in Guangzhou during the pre-June Fourth 25th anniversary crackdown on dissidents. On June 18, the Alliance of Chinese Citizens for Rights Defense, a civil society organization, issued a statement calling for Tang’s release.  

A signatory of Charter 08, Tang founded the “Non-violent Civil Disobedience Movement” in 2006. His lawyer’s license was revoked in 2005 after his participation in the Taishi Village case to remove corrupt officials.

 

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