2021年2月2日 #沈良慶 一案終於開庭審訊，未有當庭判罪。沈良慶在自辯時控訴在被關押期間受到不人道對待。2019年4月23日，沈良慶在推特上張貼他與日本記者的合照，並說記者是專程到合肥訪談 #六四 的話題，他介紹了自己經歷的本地學潮情況。
Shen Liangqing was finally tried on 2 February 2021 but no verdict was delivered. In his own defense, Shen said he was ill-treated during detention. On 23 April, 2019, Shen Liangqing posted a photo of him with a Japanese reporter on Twitter, saying that the reporter had made an extra trip to Hefei to cover the 30th anniversary of #June4 Massacre, and he told the journalist about the student movement he had experienced. On 15 May, he was taken away by the police and was then criminally detained, on suspicion of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble." He was formally arrested on 20 June 2019 and indicted on 24 October the same year. Shen has been concerned about human rights and democracy issues for many years, including #HongKong’s #UmbrellaMovement and #AntiExtraditionBill protests.
姓名：沈良慶 (Shen Liangqing)
Name: Shen Liangqing (沈良慶）
Date of birth: 6 October 1962
Occupation: Former prosecutor of Anhui Province, long-time political dissident
Date of detention: 15 May 2019
Location: Taken away while walking his dog by police officers of Baohe District, Hefei City
Ground of detention: Criminally detained, on suspicion of “picking quarrels and stirring up trouble”
Date of formal arrest: 20 June 2019, his family received a “Notice of Arrest” on 25 June 2019
Date of Indictment: 24 October 2019
Legal representation: Lawyer Liu Hao
Date of trial: 2 February 2021
Date of sentencing:
Location of detention/imprisonment: Detention Centre of Hefei City
Shen Liangqing graduated from the Chinese Department of Anhui University in July 1984. Between July 1984 and April 1992, he worked as a prosecutor in the Anhui Provincial Procuratorate. In 1984, he founded an independent journal “College Students and Society" to promote freedom, human rights and other universal values. Due to his involvement in the June 4th student movement, he was sentenced by the court in Hefei City in 1992 for “inciting subversion of state power" for 18 months of imprisonment, and lost his job as a prosecutor.
After he was released from prison, he has been a vocal critic on social affairs, voicing for vulnerable people (such as Zhang Anni, daughter of a political prisoner, who was deprived from her right to education ), commenting on the internal affairs of the Communist Party by using his identity of former prosecutor. Therefore, he has been put under surveillance, detention, house arrest, and his mobile phones and computers have been repeatedly confiscated.
On 23 April, 2019, Shen Liangqing posted a photo of him with a Japanese reporter on Twitter, saying that the reporter had made an extra trip to Hefei to cover the 30th anniversary of June 4th Massacre, and he told the journalist about the student movement he had experienced. On 15 May, he was taken away by the police and was then criminally detained, on suspicion of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble." He was formally arrested on 20 June 2019 and indicted on 24 October the same year. Shen was finally tried on 2 February 2021 but no verdict was delivered. In his own defense, Shen said he was ill-treated during detention.
According to the indictment, Shen Liangqing used network and related softwares to post on Twitter, Facebook and other overseas social platforms, attracted more than 20,000 followers between 2017 and May 2019. It states that some of Shen Liangqing’s posts were to fabricate “false information" by “distorting" the nature of historical events, sensitive social topics and etc., in order to disrupt social order.
In late May 2019, Lawyer Liu Hao, accompanied by Shen Liangqing’s family, met with Shen Liangqing. He learned that in the beginning of the detention, Shen Liangqing suffered from torture, including being hooded, prohibited from eating and drinking for 24 hours, prohibited from going to the toilet, and forced to go through continuous interrogation. The interrogation was mainly about June Fourth and his interviews with foreign journalists.
In mid-2019, the state security officers tried to persuade Shen to dismiss his own lawyer and to be represented by the lawyer appointed by the authorities. The sate security officers claimed that Shen’s family is poor and the poor households are eligible for legal aid. Shen Liangqing refused to dismiss the lawyer entrusted by his family and declined any officially appointed lawyers. Shen said he would be prepared to defend himself without any lawyers, if the authorities would force him to accept lawyers they appoint.
Despite his interviews with foreign media about June Fourth and frequent criticisms against the Communist Party, his long detention without trials could be interpreted as a way to stop him from voicing for the Hong Kong protesters. Back in 2014, Shen shared a picture of himself, who shaved his head and held up a placard to support Hong Kong protesters during the Umbrella Movement. He was then summoned by the authorities and his home was ransacked. In 2019, the Hong Kong people launched large-scale protests to fight against the amendments of the extradition bill. Considering his courageous style, the authorities might feel that it was better to detain him, in order to silence him.
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Updated on: 26 January 2021