公益組織長沙富能的工作人員 #程淵、#劉大志（#劉永澤）和 #吳葛健雄 在沒法見到自己選擇的律師而被關押超過一年後，被秘密審訊。長沙富能為一公益組織，2016年3月成立後，主要關注殘疾人權利以及弱勢群體的權利，通過要求政府訊息公開的方式嘗試促進政府透明度、促進殘疾人和乙型肝炎、愛滋病病毒帶菌者等群體的平等權利。
ChengYuan, #LiuDazhi (#LiuYongze) and #WuGejianxiong of the non-profit organization Changsha Funeng have been secretly tried after being detained, without access to lawyers of own choice, for over a year. Changsha Funeng is a public interest organization founded in March 2016. It mainly focuses on the rights of persons with disabilities and the rights of disadvantaged groups. Through lobbying for government transparency and information disclosure, it promotes the rights of the disabled, the carriers of hepatitis B and HIV virus. #ChangshaThree
姓名：程淵、劉大志（又名：劉永澤）、吳葛健雄 (合稱：長沙富能/ 長沙公益仨）
Name: Cheng Yuan, Liu Dazhi (aka: Liu Yongze), Wu Gejianxiong (They are known together as Changsha Funeng Three)
Foundation of the organization: March 2016
Occupation: Staff members of Changsha Funeng, a small public interest organization focusing especially on disability rights in Hunan Province
Date of detention: 22 July 2019
Location: Taken away by officials from the Changsha State Security Bureau
Ground of detention: On suspicion of “subversion of state power.”
Date of formal arrest: 26 August 2019
Date of Indictment: 24 June 2020
Legal representation: Cheng, Liu and Wu signed letters of attorney when they joined Changsha Funeng and therefore they are represented by their lawyers of their own choices. However, the authorities blocked the lawyers from visiting the three men. On 16 March 2020, all six defence lawyers of the three men received notice from authorities that they had been “dismissed,” claiming it was the wish of the three men. The families believe the decision is likely to have been coerced or unilaterally made by the government. Wu’s father, Lawyer Wu Youshui, is the defense lawyer appointed by his son, and he does not believe that his son would withdraw his appointment.
Date of trial: early September 2020, secret trial
Date of Sentencing:
Location of detention / imprisonment: Detention Centre of Department of State Security, Hunan Province
Changsha Funeng is a public interest organization founded in March 2016. It mainly focuses on the rights of persons with disabilities and the rights of disadvantaged groups. Through lobbying for government transparency and information disclosure, it promotes the rights of the disabled, the carriers of hepatitis B and HIV virus. Their actions are carried out under China’s laws and Constitution, in line with relevant international human rights standards.
The three employees of Changsha Funeng signed letters of attorney when they started working in Changsha Funeng and therefore they are represented by lawyers of their own choices. However, the authorities their lawyers from visiting the three men. On 16 March 2020, all six defence lawyers of the three men received notice from authorities that they had been “dismissed,” claiming it was the request of the three men. Wu’s father, Lawyer Wu Youshui, is the defense lawyer appointed by his son, and he does not believe that his son would withdraw his appointment. The families believe the decision is likely to have been coerced or unilaterally made by the government, in order to appoint official lawyers and conduct secret trial. The authorities first refused to tell the contact details of the official lawyers and it took some time till the families found out who the official lawyers are.
The family members did not receive the notice of the trial in early September. They only found out when Lawyer Wu Youshui called the government-appointed lawyer to ask for updates. On 16 September, when family members filed a complaint at the Hunan Provincial Higher People’s Court, the court staff entered the names of the three defendants in the computer system and informed the family members that the case had not been filed. The three families demand the authorities to give an explanation on this matter.
Yang Zhanqing, the co-founder of “Changsha Funeng", is now in the United States. He believes that the case against Changsha Funeng is part of Chinese government’s campaign to crack down on human rights NGOs in China.
Changsha Funeng Three:
Cheng Yuan, one of the founders of Changsha Funeng, is a senior civil rights activist in China. He has been involved in the protection of the rights of vulnerable groups since 2008. He has represented hepatitis B virus carriers and HIV-infected persons in more than ten lawsuits to claim their rights and made outstanding contributions to the elimination of institutionalized discrimination against hepatitis B patients in China. His wife Shi Minglei and their three-year-old daughter were with him when Cheng Yuan was arrested. The police filmed their three-year-old daughter without permission. Cheng Yuan and his wife were taken away with black hoods and handcuffs. After 18 hours of interrogation, Mrs Cheng was put under residential surveillance by the Changsha State Security Bureau on suspicion of subversion, and her bank account was frozen. On 15 January 2020, she received a letter of decision to lift residential surveillance. After Cheng Yuan was detained, she continued to appeal for him on Twitter. On 18 August, she filed a complaint at the Changsha Judicial Bureau, accusing the government-appointed lawyers of breaking the law. At the same time, she filed an application for state compensation at the Changsha Intermediate Court.
Liu Dazhi (also known as Liu Yongze) joined Changsha Funeng in 2017 as a full-time social worker. He has been involved in public affairs for many years. He is also a volunteer and co-founder of the Changsha Chunyu Mutual Aid Team, which campaigns for the rights of workers, victims of occupational diseases and their children, and other vulnerable groups in need of legal and educational aid. In 2014, he applied for public information disclosure at the Changsha Water Supply Bureau, to disclose tap water quality testing data at various monitoring points. In 2017, as illegal disposal of medical waste in various places took place, Liu demanded the Changsha Municipal Health Bureau to disclose information on its disposal procedure and quantity of medical waste.
Known as “Xiao Wu (Little Wu)", he is the youngest among the three and a newcomer in the field of public interest, mainly engaged in cooperation with lawyers. His father Wu Youshui is a well-known human rights lawyer in China.
Twitter of Shi Minglei, wife of Cheng Yuan: https://twitter.com/MindyShi227
Updated on: 1 October 2020