On the morning of September 8, activist Gu Yimin from Changshu, Jiangsu Province, was taken away while bringing his son to school. In the below statement, Gu’s wife, Xu Yan, describes how a number of police officers also raided their home. The police told her that Gu was suspected of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble,” and prevented her from using the telephone. According to Xu, the police did not leave a list of the items they confiscated from the home. The previous day Gu Yimin had finally found work, after his release from prison in November 2014. "This gang of animals are determined to not let us live," Xu said angrily, requesting that people pay attention to her husband’s case.
Gu, 37, was arrested and charged on June 1, 2013 after he posted photos related to the 1989 Democracy Movement on line, and filed a request to hold a march to mark the anniversary of the June Fourth crackdown. On March 24, 2014, the Changshu Municipal People’s Court sentenced Gu to 18 months’ imprisonment for “inciting subversion of state power,” with an additional two years’ of post-release deprivation of political rights.