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Appeal Decision on Zhang Qi’s Case

October 28, 2009

On May 15, 2012, Chongqing dissident and Chinese Pan-Blue Alliance leader Zhang Qi (张起) was released from Yuzhou Prison after having served a four-year sentence. Zhang was detained on May 16, 2008, formally arrested on June 20, 2009, and convicted of “inciting subversion of state power” on July 7, 2009. His appeal was dismissed. He is subjected to two years of post-release deprivation of political rights.