Lawyer Xie Yang (谢 阳), who represents Jiang Tianyong, describes in this account that he arrived in Jiansanjiang in the morning of April 2 and went straight to the Qixing Public Security Bureau sub-branch and asked to meet with Lawyer Jiang Tianyong. The deputy branch chief of the bureau told Xie to go to the holding center to submit paperwork. Upon arriving at the Qixing holding center, police told Xie that he was not allowed to meet his client, but later allowed him to submit a request for a meeting, and told him he would receive a reply in 12 hours. Xie, and another activist he was with, were then tailed by a car on their way back to the hotel.
In a later Weibo post on April 3, Xie says he received a call on his mobile, apparently from the police, late at night (April 2 or past midnight on April 3) informing him that, after consulting with superiors, the detention center would not to arrange a meeting between himself and Jiang Tianyong. Xie pressed the caller for an explanation but the caller hung up.
Xie and lawyer Wang Xing (王兴) went together to the Qixing Detention Center again on April 3. Authorities at the detention center confirmed what the caller from the previous night had said, and told both lawyers that they were not the ones to make decisions and the lawyers should wait. Xie tried to call back the number from the night before but could not get through.
The two lawyers then went to the Qixing Public Security sub-branch and Farm Reclamation Public Security Bureau to lodge a complaint against Qixing Detention Center, but were told the bosses were not there and that the detention center is responsible for giving an answer. When the lawyers traveled within Jiansanjiang, they were tailed by a jeep without a license plate.
Wang Xing now also represents Wang Quanzhang and will sue the local authorities for beating Wang.