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The notice says Guo Feixiong (real name Yang Maodong) was criminally detained on August 8, 2013 on suspicion of “gathering a crowd to disrupt order in a public place,” according to Article 80 of the PRC’s Criminal Procedure Law. He has been detained in the Tianhe District Detention Center in...
In a letter to the Tianhe District People’s Procuratorate in Guangdong Province, the lawyers for Guo Feixiong ( 郭飞雄 , penname of Yang Maodong ( 杨茂东 )), the rights defender who has been under criminal detention since August 8, argue that there is no legal basis for Guo’s detention, and therefore it...
In a letter to the police authorities holding rights defender Guo Feixiong ( 郭飞雄 , the penname of Yang Maodong ( 杨茂东)), Guo’s lawyers stated that the period of Guo’s detention without formal arrest has far exceeded the lawful time limit for such detention, and that he should be released immediately...
Sui Muqing and Lin Qilei, the lawyers of detained activist Guo Feixiong (pen name of Yang Maodong), filed a complaint with the Tianhe Procuratorate (天河区检察院) in Guangzhou, against the Directors of the Guangzhou Municipal Public Security Bureau and the Tianhe District Detention Center. The complaint...
Human Rights in China sent an open letter to Meizhou Prison to appeal for better treatment for Guo Feixiong . An English translation of the letter is below. [English Translation] September 10, 2008 Guangdong Province Meizhou Prison 66 Meizhou No. 3 Road Meizhou, Guangdong 512035
Yang Maoping ( 杨茂 平) , sister of imprisoned rights activist Guo Feixiong ( 郭飞雄) (also known as Yang Maodong ( 杨茂东) ), circulated online the below account about Guo’s ill health after she visited him in Yangchun Prison, Guangdong (广东阳春监狱) this morning. Yang said that she repeated a request she first...
The nearly 18-hour trial of rights activists Guo Feixiong ( 郭飞雄 ) , also known as Yang Maodong (杨茂东), and Sun Desheng ( 孙德胜 ) ended without verdicts for the defendants. The activists were tried in the Guangzhou Municipal Tianhe District People’s Court ( 广州市天河区法院 ) for “gathering crowds to disrupt...
Human Rights in China has learned that activist Guo Feixiong ( 郭飞雄) , also known as Yang Maodong ( 杨茂东) , is under criminal detention in Guangzhou on suspicion of “gathering a crowd to disrupt order in a public place.”

Most special procedures are able to intervene directly with governments through private communications or urgent appeals when they receive allegations of, or information regarding, violations that ffall within their mandates. In such instances, a letter may be sent to the state at the discretion of the mandate holder requesting information and comments. Communications  between a special procedure and a state are strictly confidential.

In a statement one day before his trial, rights defense activist Guo Feixiong (aka Yang Maodong) alleges serious procedural violations by the prosecution, in particular, in its denial of his defense lawyers’ right to review case materials on eight CDs that include videos and photos. Such violations...

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