Profession: Pro-democracy activist
Date of arrest: 18 May 1999
Sentence: 4 years’ imprisonment
Qisheng was charged with ‘propagating and instigating subversion’ for writing and distributing an open letter to commemorate the victims of the 1989 Tianmen massacre.
Quisheng has frequently published articles in the overseas Chinese magazine Beijing Spring. He has reportedly been active in the dissident community in Beijing since 1989, when he was studying for a doctorate at Beijing People’s University. In 2001, the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention announced Jiang’s imprisonment as being in contravention of the UN Declaration on Human Rights.
Jiang Qisheng was released on 17 May 2003 on expiry of sentence.
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