Wang Qiaoling went to the No. 2 branch of the Tianjin Municipal Procuratorate to inquire about the criminal charge against her husband, human rights attorney Li Heping who was arrested in the "709 crackdown.” In the below account of her experience that day, Wang explains that, after referring to the indictment materials, a procuratorate official informed her that Li Heping was still being charged with “subversion of state power." Wang Qiaoling requested to see the indictment, but since she had not filled in this request on her initial registration form, the official lamented that Wang was inconveniencing him for not indicating all her requests at the same time. Wang Qiaoling questioned: is she not being inconvenienced by having to go to the procuratorate countless times to inquire about the criminal charges against her husband, when obtaining this information should have only required a phone call?
Li Heping was originally arrested on January 8, 2016 on "subversion of state power" charges.