Loss of freedom

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 14 September, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 14 September, 2011, 12:00am
 

Disappeared but now released:

Tang Jitian, lawyer: Detained from February 19 to March 5; resumed postings on Twitter and microblog on July 26

Jiang Tianyong, lawyer: Held from February 19 to April 19; resumed postings on microblog on June 16 and on Twitter on August 12

Teng Biao, lawyer: Held from February 19 to April 29; resumed Twitter postings on August 4

Li Tiantian, lawyer: Detained from February 19 to May 24; resumed postings on Twitter and microblog almost immediately, but had one microblog closed down

Tang Jingling, lawyer: Detained from February 22 to August 2; family told he was placed under 'residential surveillance' for inciting subversion; no Twitter posting since February 22

Ye Du, writer: Taken away on February 22 and placed under 'residential surveillance' for 'inciting subversion'; released on August 31 and resumed Twitter postings on September 1

Liu Shihui, lawyer: Held from February 25 to June 12; posted on Twitter from August 3 to 27

Ai Weiwei, artist: Taken away on April 3; released on bail on June 22 facing investigation into tax evasion; resumed Twitter postings on August 6

Jin Guanghong, lawyer: Detained from about April 8 to 17

Liu Xiaoyuan, lawyer: Detained from April 14 to 19

Li Fangping, lawyer: Detained from April 29 to May 4; resumed microblog postings almost immediately

Li Xiongbing, lawyer: Detained from May 4 to 6; posted on microblog and Twitter on May 18 but quietened down after posting an apology on May 19 saying he would not say a word again; resumed frequent microblog postings last month

Formally arrested but released into residential surveillance:

Ran Yunfei, blogger: Taken away on February 20 and formally arrested on March 25 for 'inciting subversion'; released into residential surveillance on August 9

Still in danger:

Ding Mao, 1989 protester: Taken away on February 19; formally arrested for 'inciting subversion'

Chen Wei, 1989 protester: Taken away on February 20; formally arrested for 'inciting subversion'

Wang Lihong, citizen journalist: Detained on March 21 and formally arrested on April 20. Trial held on August 12 for 'creating disturbance'

Ni Yulan, lawyer: Taken away on April 7 and formally arrested in May for 'creating disturbance'; fraud charge added in July

SCMP archive, China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group, China Human Rights Defenders, PEN American Centre

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