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Personal Account by Lawyer Xie Yang Regarding His Request to Meet with Jiang Tianyong at Qixing Detention Center

April 2, 2014

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.


#来自建三江的报告#

2014年4月2日早晨9点,飞机降落到佳木斯,来不及欣赏北国的风光,我就直奔富锦。在和几个公民朋友一起吃过简单的中餐后,我和单亚娟于午2点搭乘从富锦到建三江的大巴。

在靠近建三江时,发现前方被封路。几台警车停在路边,一批警察正在对来往的车辆进行盘查。我俩搭乘的车刚停稳,一个年轻的警察跳上车,要求所有的乘客出示身份证。我出示了律师证,他询问我是来干什么的?我说我是来办事的。他又问是找哪个单位办事,被我拒绝。

然后他拿走了我的律师证和身份证下了车,走向一台警车。几分钟后,他回来将证件交还我。同时示意我所乘坐的车辆离开。

到达建三江后,我直接找到建三江农垦公安局七星公安分局分管七星拘留所李副局长。我向他要求依法会见我的当事人江天勇律师。他几经汇报后,最后通知我可以去找拘留所办理相关手续。

我俩租车前往七星拘留所。当出租车靠近拘留所时,发现有警戒标志和2台警车。当我们的车更靠近警戒标志时,从2台警车上跳出10来个警察,要求我们出示证件。我出示证件并说明来意,他们打电话向领导请示后同意我们去七星看守所。

到了七星看守所后,被铁门挡住进不去。我就站在铁门旁高呼:“律师要会见!律师要会见………”。几分钟后出来一警察朝我大吼:“不允许会见”。我说是李局长要我过来的。他不再吱声,又返回房间。

几分钟后,我见还没动静,继续站在门口高呼:“律师要会见!律师要会见…….”。此时,另一个警察跑出来,很不情愿的拿走我的手续,说是跟领导汇报一下再定。十多分钟以后,警察将律师证退还给我,同时告知我12小时后给我答复。随后我和单亚娟女士返回建三江市区用晚餐。

晚餐后准备步行去找酒店休息,没走几步,回头发现有一辆车(车牌号:黑D.R2266)在跟踪我们。几次想试图甩掉这台车,没成功,只能随它去。

最后,我们决定还是住在上次律师被抓时所住的酒店——格林豪泰酒店,意图在告知建三江当局:律师不怕抓,也是抓不玩的。刚准备收笔时,警察过来查房,我主动表明我的身份。他们问我:“你和上次的维权律师是不是一伙的?”。我坦然回答:“是的,他们被抓了,他们被驱赶了,所以我来了”。警察愣了!呵呵,没看到过这样实在的吧!我乐了。

愿今夜不再被骚扰!亲,晚安!

谢 阳

2014年4月2日于建三江


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.

@谢阳律师911: 刚接到从手机号为13101656567打过来的一个电话,告诉我经请示上级领导,决定不安排我会见我的当事人江天勇律师。我追问理由,对方将电话挂断。明天上午我将与@王兴律师v 一起去核实一下相关情况。
今天 00:24

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.

@谢阳律师911: 昨晚手机号为13101656567的人给我打电话。告诉今天不安排会见。上午去七星拘留所核实情况。拘留所拒绝回答,同时告诉我和@王兴律师,他们做不了主。要我们继续等。尔后,我一直给13101656567打电话,电话永远无法接通。
今天 11:24

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.

@谢阳律师911: 上午一台无牌的越野车一直在跟踪我们,当我们到农垦公安局控告时,该车也尾随至农垦公安局。胆子太大,谁给他的特权!
今天 11:42

@王兴律师v: 我们在七星拘留所等不到答复,又去七星公安分局,建三江管理局公安局反映,答复领导都不在,应该让拘留所给答复。我们到车站准备去检察院。开无牌车的兄弟打台球陪我们等车。估计要等我们坐上车才走。
今天 11:22

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