張賈龍 – 傳媒人聲援香港「反送中」運動,被控「尋釁滋事罪」判有期徒刑一年半,2月11日刑滿出獄

張賈龍原《騰訊財經頻道》編輯,及《財經》雜誌編輯,曾報導艾未未北京工作室被強拆和「結石寶寶之父」趙連海維權訊息。後因報導北京出租車司機罷工被行政拘留。2014年美國前國務卿克里訪華時曾與他見面,批評中國的互聯網審查和人權問題。另外,他曾繫黃絲帶聲援香港「雨傘運動」。2019年香港「反送中」運動期間被中國當局針對。2019年8月在貴陽家中被公安帶走,其後被控「尋釁滋事罪」,2021年1月8日被判到一年半。扣除 #張賈龍 被拘留的日子,他於2021年2月11日刑滿出獄,回家過春節。張賈龍的妻子邵媛告訴記者,張賈龍狀況尚可,但稍微消瘦。由於目前仍處於取保階段,因此不便多說,但感謝外界關心。

Zhang Jialong was a former editor of Tencent’s Finance Channel and a former of editor of Caijing magazine. He had covered the demolition of artist Ai Weiwei’s Beijing studio and Zhao Lianhai, who represented victims of toxic milk powder. He was administratively detained after reporting Beijing taxi drivers’ strike. In 2014, he met with former US Secretary of State John Kerry and criticised China’s censorship and human rights records. He also showed his support for Hong Kong’s “Umbrella Movement”. During the Anti-Extradition Bill protests in HK, he was targeted by mainland authorities. He was taken away from his home in Guiyang in August 2019. He was later accused of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble” and only sentenced on 8 Jan 2021. Deducting the period of #ZhangJialong’s detention, he was released on Lunar New Year’s Eve (11 Feb 2021) and could go home for the Spring Festival. Zhang Jialong’s wife, Shao Yuan, told media that Zhang Jialong’s condition was fine, although he lost some weight. Since Zhang is currently released on bail, it is better for them to keep quiet for the time being, but the family is grateful to the support from outside.

姓名: 張賈龍 (Zhang Jialong)

出生日期:1988年5月22日
職業:記者 (曾任職《財經》雜誌和騰訊財經頻道)、博客

被拘捕日期:2019年8月12日
被拘捕地點:在貴陽家中被公安和維穩人員帶走
被拘捕罪名:涉嫌「尋釁滋事罪」

正式被捕日期: 2019年9月13日
被起訴日期:2019年12月

法律代表:蕭雲陽律師、燕文薪律師

審訊日期: 2020年5月13日
審判日期: 2021年1月8日
判決結果: 罪名成立
刑期: 有期徒刑一年半, 2021年2月11日獲釋
關押地點:貴陽巿南明區看守所

案件簡介:

張賈龍原任騰訊財經頻道編輯,曾報道藝術家艾未未工作室遭強拆,以及關注和報導「結石寶寶之父」趙連海維權等信息。 2011年4月因在推特發貼指北京巿出租車司機即將罷工,被抄家和行政拘留十天,被北京警方稱為「在互聯網上鼓吹罷工」,「企圖製造事端,妨害首都公交治安秩序的危險分子」。

張在2014年2月美國前國務卿克里(John Kerry)訪華期間應邀會面,批評中國的監控體系及網絡審查制度,呼籲美國關注中國的互聯網自由、人權活躍人士如許志永和劉曉波,並建議克里探望劉霞。張賈龍在《外交政策》上發表文章〈我想告訴克里的所有事〉,解說這次會議的想法,他希望美國拒絕發簽證予中國負責防火長城相關人員,包括北京郵電大學校長兼防火長城創造人之一方濱興。張賈龍因此被騰訊找藉口「洩露商業秘密等敏感信息行為」解聘後,再沒有穩定工作。

張賈龍近年回到家鄉貴陽生活,成為活躍的網絡作者,但一直比較低調,被抓前女兒剛出生,估計是次被捕是政治報復,或與他曾聲援2014年香港「雨傘運動」有關。當時他曾上傳佩戴黃絲帶照片聲援香港,其後亦多次轉發有關港台的消息,疑因此於2019年「反修例運動」期間被當局針對。他的被捕和開庭備受國際關注,美國國務院發言人和無國界記者均曾呼籲中國釋放張賈龍。

2019年8月12日,張在貴陽家中被公安和維穩人員帶走,翌日被刑事拘留,涉嫌「尋釁滋事罪」,至2019年9月13日正式批捕。去年檢察當局曾遊說張妻邵媛勸張妥協,以撰寫認罪材料換取輕判,當時遭邵媛拒絕。2019年12月初,張被正式起訴。

2020年5月13日,案件在貴陽市南明區法院開庭,起訴書稱張賈龍自2016年以來,在推特發布大量詆毀黨、國家和政府形象的虛假信息,應當以「尋釁滋事」追究刑事責任。

當局以2019冠狀病毒疾病(COVID-19)疫情為由拒發旁聽證,並中途攔阻多名欲前往法院表達關心和支持的張賈龍友人。張在庭上表示他所發的推特言論屬個人言論自由,沒有構成犯罪。
2021年1月8日,法院在庭審後八個月作出判決,判處張賈龍有期徒刑一年半,張不服判決表示會上訴。扣除張被拘留的日子,他於2021年2月11日刑滿出獄,回家過春節。張賈龍妻子邵媛告訴記者,張賈龍狀況尚可,但稍微消瘦。由於目前仍處於取保階段,因此不便多說,但感謝外界關心。

參考更多資料:

張賈龍太太邵媛的推特:https://twitter.com/sylph1022

https://money.udn.com/money/story/5603/4563366

聲援香港被指尋釁滋事 張賈龍判刑1.5年 刑期只餘1月仍上訴

資料更新:2021年1月15日

Name: Zhang Jialong (張賈龍)

Year of birth: 22 May 1988
Occupation: Journalist (previously employed by Caijing Magazine and Tencent Website’s Finance Channel), blogger

Date of detention: 12 August 2019
Location: he was taken away by the police and state security officers from his home in Guiyang City, Guizhou Province
Ground of detention: criminally detained on 13 August 2019, on suspicion of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble"

Date of formal arrest: 13 September 2019
Date of Indictment: December 2019

Legal representation: Lawyer Xiao Yunyang, Lawyer Yan Wenxin

Date of trial: 13 May 2020, the first hearing was held in Nanming District People’s Court, Guiyang City
Date of sentencing: 8 January 2021
Verdict: Convicted
Sentence: 18 months of imprisonment, he completed his sentence on 11 February 2021
Location of detention/imprisonment: Nanming District Detention Centre, Guiyang City

Description:
Zhang Jialong was previously employed as an editor of Tencent Website’s Finance Channel. He once reported that the artist Ai Weiwei’s studio was demolished, documented Zhao Lianhai’s campaign, who fought for the children who had been harmed during the 2008 Chinese toxic milk powder scandal. In April 2011, Zhang’s home was searched and he was administratively detained for ten days after posting on Twitter that Beijing taxi drivers were about to go on strike. The Beijing police described him as “advocating strikes on the Internet" and “a dangerous person who attempted to cause trouble and disrupt public order in the capital”.

In February 2014, Zhang was invited to meet with former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry when he visited Beijing. Zhang criticized China’s surveillance system and internet censorship, called on the United States to pay attention to China’s internet freedom and human rights activists such as Xu Zhiyong and Liu Xiaobo, and suggested Kerry to visit Liu Xia (Liu Xiaobo’s wife). Upon invitation by the Foreign Policy website, Zhang wrote an article spelling out everything he would like to say to Kerry in that meeting, including hoping that the United States would implement visa sanctions on those who contributed to create the Great Firewall (GFW), such as Fang Binxing, the father of GFW and then President of Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications. In May 2014, Tencent terminated his employment contract, accusing him of “leaking business secrets and other confidential and sensitive information". Since then, Zhang could not find any stable jobs.

Some years ago, Zhang moved back to his hometown Guiyang City in Guizhou Province. He became an active blogger but kept a low profile. His daughter was just born when he was detained in August 2019. It is believed that the arrest was political retaliation or related to his support to the Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong in 2014. At that time, he uploaded a photo wearing a yellow ribbon in support of Hong Kong people, and also shared news about Hong Kong and Taiwan repeatedly. His arrest in 2019 could be seen as a warning to other activists, as the Anti-Extradition Law Amendment Bill protests waged on in Hong Kong. His arrest and court hearing have attracted international attention. Both the spokesperson of the US State Department and Reporters Without Borders called on China to release Zhang Jialong.

On 12 August 2019, Zhang was taken away from his home in Guiyang City by police and state security personnel. He was criminally detained the next day on suspicion of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble" and formally arrested on 13 September 2019. The procuratorial authorities lobbied Mrs. Zhang, Shao Yuan to persuade Zhang to compromise and write a confession statement in exchange for a more lenient sentence, but Shao Yuan refused. In early December 2019, Zhang was formally indicted.

The first hearing was held in the Nanming District People’s Court of Guiyang City on 13 May 2020. The indictment stated that Zhang Jialong had posted a large number of false information on Twitter since 2016 that slandered the image of the party, the country and the government, and therefore should be held criminally responsible for “picking quarrels and provoking trouble”.

Citing COVID-19 pandemic, the authorities disallowed observers to the hearing and stopped several of Zhang Jialong’s friends who wanted to go to the court to show their concern and support. Zhang defended himself in court, stating that he was exercising his freedom of speech in tweeting and it did not constitute a crime.

On 8 January 2021, the court finally rendered a verdict eight months after the trial and sentenced Zhang Jialong to18 months in prison. Zhang disagreed with the verdict and planned to appeal. Deducting the period of Zhang’s detention, he was released on Lunar New Year’s Eve (11 February 2021) and could go home for the Spring Festival. Zhang Jialong’s wife, Shao Yuan, told media that Zhang Jialong’s condition was fine, although he lost some weight. Since Zhang is currently released on bail, it is better for them to keep quiet for the time being, but the family is grateful to the support from outside.

For more information:
Shao Yuan, Mrs Zhang’s twitter account:https://twitter.com/sylph1022

https://money.udn.com/money/story/5603/4563366

https://www.rfi.fr/tw/%E4%B8%AD%E5%9C%8B/20210109-%E8%81%B2%E6%8F%B4%E9%A6%99%E6%B8%AF%E8%A2%AB%E6%8C%87%E5%B0%8B%E9%87%81%E6%BB%8B%E4%BA%8B-%E5%BC%B5%E8%B3%88%E9%BE%8D%E5%88%A4%E5%88%911-5%E5%B9%B4-%E5%88%91%E6%9C%9F%E5%8F%AA%E9%A4%981%E6%9C%88%E4%BB%8D%E4%B8%8A%E8%A8%B4

Updated on: 19 January 2021