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The 7.09 Prosecutions: Zhu Chengzhi Criminal Judgment

Intermediate People's Court of Suzhou, Jiangsu Criminal Ruling (2020) Su 05 Criminal Final No. 6601  **** Translator's Summary : The court found Zhu guilty on the grounds that he "used foreign Internet platforms to disseminate a large amount of false information relating to significant domestic events that seriously damaged the image of the country and seriously harmed national interests, creating a disturbance, confusing public opinion, causing severe disruption of public order." The court specifically cited Zhu for using "Twitter and Facebook to maliciously sensationalize major domestic events such as the "Jiansanjiang Incident," "Qing'an Incident," and the "Lei Yang Incident," all of which occurred at least two years prior to Zhu's arrest. **** The original public prosecution agency was the People's Procuratorate of Wuzhong District, Suzhou. Appellant (defendant in the original trial) Zhu Chengzhi, male, born [INTENTIO

The 7.09 Prosecutions: Yu Wensheng Criminal Judgment

Intermediate Court of Xuzhou, Jiangsu Criminal Judgment (2019) Su 03 Criminal First Instance No. 201  **** Translator's Summary : The court found Yu, a lawyer who represented Wang Quanzhang, guilty on the grounds that he "published open letters on the Internet through 'Twitter' and 'Facebook' to attack the State regime and the socialist system. He distorted and fabricated facts about, and sensationalized, hot-button domestic incidents in the name of 'rights defense.' He accepted foreign funds and interviews many times, denied the leadership of the Communist Party of China, denigrated China's governmental and judicial agencies, defamed China's rule of law as being in retreat and human rights as deteriorating, intentionally provoked people who did not know the truth to hate China's current political system, and incited subversion of China's State regime and the overthrow of the socialist order." The public prosecution agency was the P

The 7.09 Prosecutions: Wang Quanzhang Criminal Indictment

 People's Procuratorate of Tianjin, Division No. 2 Indictment Jin Procuratorate No. 2 Public Prosecution Criminal Indictment (2017) No. 100011 **** Translator's Summary : The indictment charged that Wang "used his status as a lawyer to accept financial support provided by foreign organizations many times, establish companies to engage in illegal activities, and provided materials abroad attacking China's rule of law and human rights. At the same time, he engaged in criminal activities subverting state power and overthrowing the socialist order by sensationalizing hot-button cases and incidents, illegally gathering in public venues to commit affrays, and using public opinion to provoke people who do not know the truth to hate the government."  The court found Wang guilty. The court judgment could not be located, but on January 28, 2019 the No. 2 Intermediate People's Court of Tianjin published this statement on its webpage: "On the morning of January 28, 2

The 7.09 Prosecutions: Wu Gan Criminal Judgment

 No. 2 Intermediate People's Court of Tianjin Criminal Judgment (2016) Jin 02 Criminal First Instance No. 1461 **** Translator's Summary : The court found Wu Gan guilty on the grounds that he used "sensationalizing affrays online and offline and other methods to insult and belittle State agencies and their staff, in order to attack, confront, and oppose the State regime." His conviction was based on the charge that he colluded with Zhou Shifeng, Zhai Yanmin, and others associated with the Fengrui Law Firm to "strengthen an ideology that subverted state power." **** The public prosecution agency was the Tianjin People's Procuratorate Second Division. Defendant Wu Gan, male, Han ethnicity, born [REDACTED IN ORIGINAL] at [REDACTED IN ORIGINAL], Citizen Identification No. [REDACTED IN ORIGINAL], administrative staffer at the Beijing Fengrui Law Firm, [APPROXIMATELY 40 CHARACTERS REDACTED IN ORIGINAL] On May 27, 2015 was taken into criminal detention on suspi