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Activist Detained on Suspicion of “Inciting Subversion of State Power” after Calling for Disclosure of Officials’ Assets

May 9, 2013

Sources told Human Rights in China that rights activist Liu Ping (刘萍) has been criminally detained on suspicion of “inciting subversion of state power.” Authorities have denied a request by Liu’s lawyer to meet with his client.

Liu is among 10 rights defenders who were taken into custody following their protest on April 21, 2013, near Liu’s home in Xinyu, Jiangxi Province, calling for public disclosure of officials’ assets. The protestors also called for the release of political prisoners and the Beijing rights defenders who were recently detained for demanding disclosure of officials’ assets.

Five of those detained were released on April 28. They are Liu Xizhen (刘喜珍), Huang Huimin (黄慧敏)
Lei Wensheng (雷文胜), Ying Ligang (应立钢), and Li Xuemei (李学梅).

As of May 9, the authorities have provided no further information on the remaining four individuals still in custody: Wei Zhongping (魏忠平), Zou Guiqin (邹桂琴), Su Meisheng (苏美生), Li Sihua (李思华).