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“Joint Statement from 709 Victims’ Families: Release Our Family Members, Refuse Attempts to Divide Us, Monitor the Trials, and Acquit the Detained Activists”

August 1, 2016

In this statements, eight family members of lawyers detained in the “709” crackdown express strong concern about Wang Yu being threatened and pressured into doing a video “interview” in which she criticized her former colleague, Zhou Shifeng, as not being a “proper” lawyer. The statement also provides an account of four individuals, including Liu Ermin, wife of Zhai Yanmin, and Fan Lili, wife of Gou Hongguo, who were interrogated and harassed by the police when they went to the Tianjin No. 2 Intermediate People’s Court to inquire about the trial of Zhou Shifeng, Hu Shigen, Zhai Yanmin, and Gou Hongguo, which they had heard about but had never received official notification.

See also: Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers, Defenders and International Reactions: A Brief Chronology








1. 立刻释放王峭岭、刘二敏、李文足,停止对“709”家属的抓捕、监控和骚扰;

2. 公开审理“709案”,开放家属、媒体、和其他人权关注者旁听;

3. 由家属聘请的律师代理案件并出庭辩护。




李文足 王全璋妻子(被带走前声明联名)
樊丽丽 勾洪国妻子
原珊珊 谢燕益妻子
陈桂秋 谢阳妻子
胡水根 胡石根弟弟
王全秀 王全璋姐姐
李   英 王峭岭大嫂
黄   仪 谢阳大嫂



中国人权双周刊》第188期  2016年7月22日—8月4日

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