陳玫 -端點星案

Terminus2049 – Chen Mei and Cai Wei 端點星案—陳玫和蔡偉

以去中心化的方式備份微信、微博等平台被刪文章的端點星網站義工陳玫、蔡偉、蔡的女友小唐在4月19日與外界失去聯絡。5月14日,陳的家人接到他被北京巿朝陽派出所以「尋釁滋事罪」發出「指定居所監視居住通知書」,而該派出所以同樣罪名通知書寄送到蔡在湖北老家。派出所於6月12日分別正式逮捕陳玫和蔡偉,並拒絕讓他們家屬聘請的律師會見,卻安排官方律師來代理他們的案件。 蔡的女友小唐被關押25日後獲保釋。

Chen Mei and Cai Wei, both volunteers of Terminus2049 website which documented censored news and articles, and Cai’s girlfriend surnamed Tang went missing on 19 April. Chen and Cai’s families separately received a notice of Residential Surveillance in a Designated Location, on suspicion of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble” from the Beijing police on 14 May. They were formally arrested on 12 June. Their lawyers were not allowed to meet them in the detention centre. The police instead arranged government-appointed lawyers to represent them. Cai’s girlfriend was released on bail.

關於About Cai Wei 蔡偉 – Terminus2049 端點星案
https://hkanews.wordpress.com/2020/08/27/terminus2049-caiwei/


姓名:陳玫

出生日期:1993年2月15日
職業:公益機構員工,端點星網站義工

被拘捕日期:2020年4月19日
被拘捕地點:北京巿公安局朝陽分局發出「指定居所監視居住通知書」
被拘捕罪名:尋釁滋事罪
正式被捕日期:2020年6月12日正式拘捕,8月6日案件移交朝陽檢察院。
被起訴日期:2020年9月21日

法律代表:早於4月24日,家人為他聘請了梁小軍律師,但不獲當局認可,亦不獲准與陳玫見面。當局自6月起先後強行安排了4名律師給陳玫,現時代表他的是兩名官方指定律師,但官方律師拒絕與陳玫的哥哥交流。

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關押地點:北京朝陽看守所

案件簡介:陳玫2016年畢業於華南農業大學,被捕前任職北京某公益機構,並擔任端點星網站的義工。該網站是在 GitHub 開放平台搭建的一個站點,以去中心化的方式備份微信、微博等平台被刪文章。自2018年4月22日創站以來,號召公眾協作參與抵抗網絡審查,備份各類在中國被視為敏感的文章,議題包括女權運動、工人運動,以及北京驅逐外地人等等,新冠肺炎爆發後,該網站多次發佈有關疫情的資訊,例如被多番屏蔽但流傳甚廣的武漢中心醫院醫生艾芬的專訪。

陳玫和另一端點星義工蔡偉、蔡的女友小唐在4月19日與外界失去聯絡。5月14日,陳的家人接到他被北京巿朝陽派出所以「尋釁滋事罪」發出「指定居所監視居住通知書」。陳家委託律師梁小軍查問案件,要求見陳玫,但不獲理會。派出所於6月12日正式拘捕陳玫,其後官方宣稱陳玫申請法律援助,因而委派兩名律師來代理他的案件。其兄陳堃在網上透露這兩位律師與官方關係密切後,兩人退出案件,官方重新委派兩名律師。但這兩名律師向陳母表示,因疫情關係,他們也沒跟陳玫見過面。

由於無法與陳玫通訊,家人無法得知他的現況,有否申請法援,甚至擔心他受到酷刑。其兄其後在推特上表示收到通知,該案於8月6日移交北京朝陽檢察院,陳現時被關押於朝陽看守所。

參考更多資料:
陳玫哥哥陳堃(陳純一)的推特:https://twitter.com/tansunit
維權網:https://wqw2010.blogspot.com/2020/08/blog-post_16.html?spref=tw (2020年8月16日)

資料更新:2020年8月17日

Name: Chen Mei (陳玫)

Date of birth: 15 February 1993
Occupation: Employee of an NGO in Beijing, volunteer of Terminus2049, an online crowd-sourced repository hosted on the open-source platform Github, which archives content removed from Chinese websites and social media platforms by government censors.

Date of detention: 19 April 2020
Location: Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau Chaoyang Branch detained him and issued a Notice of Residential Surveillance in a Designated Location to his family 3 weeks later.
Ground of detention: Picking quarrels and provoking trouble
Date of formal arrest: Chen was formally detained on 12 June 2020 and on 6 August, his case was transferred to Beijing Chaoyang People’s Procuratorate.
Date of Indictment:

Legal representation: Chen’s family hired Lawyer Liang Xiaojun to represent Chen Mei. However, the authorities disapproved the appointment and refused Lawyer Liang to meet Chen. Starting from June, the authority has assigned 4 lawyers to represent Chen Mei, the two lawyers currently representing him were officially appointed. However, these lawyers refused to talk to his brother.

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Location of detention/imprisonment: Beijing Chaoyang Detention Centre

Description: Chen Mei graduated from South China Agricultural University in 2016. He was employed by a NGO based in Beijing before his detention and worked as a volunteer for the website Terminus2049. This website was launched on 22 April 2018, hosted on Github, the world’s largest open-source code sharing and publishing site. Terminus2049 archives materials published on Chinese media outlets and social media platforms that have been removed by censors, covering topics such as women’s rights, labour rights, the eviction of migrant workers from Beijing. Since the Covid-19 outbreak, it posted news articles, interviews, and personal accounts related to the corona virus, including the interview of Ai Fen, a doctor at the Wuhan Central Hospital, who was perhaps among the first doctors to discover the virus.

Chen Mei, Cai Wei (another volunteer of Terminus2049) and his girlfriend surnamed Tang went missing on 19 April. Chen’s family received a Notice of Residential Surveillance in a Designated Location, charged with “picking quarrels and provoking trouble” from the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau Chaoyang Branch on 14 May. Chen’s family hired Lawyer Liang Xiaojun to visit Chen Mei, however, the authority refused his request. The police formally arrested Chen Mei on 12 June and claimed that as Chen applied for legal aid, it appointed two lawyers to represent him. After Chen’s elder brother Chen Kun tweeted that those two lawyers were working closely with the Chinese Government, they were replaced by another two officially appointed lawyers. However, the two new lawyers told Chen Mei’s mother that they had not met Chen due to the pandemic.

As the family could not reach Chen Mei, they doubt if he did apply legal aid and are worried if he faces torture. On 15 August, his brother tweeted that Chen Mei’s case was transferred to Beijing Chaoyang People’s Procuratorate on 6 August and Chen Mei is currently detained in Chaoyang Detention Centre.

For more information:
Twitter of Chen’s elder brother Chen Kun (aka Chen Chunyi): https://twitter.com/tansunit
Weiquanwang: http://wqw2010.blogspot.com/2020/08/blog-post_16.html

(updated 16 August 2020, in Chinese)
Updated on: 19 August 2020