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==Dīng Jiāxǐ | [[丁家喜]]==
 
==Dīng Jiāxǐ | [[丁家喜]]==
  
Ding Jiaxi (b. 1967) is a lawyer-turned-activist. He is one of the founding members of the [https://chinadigitaltimes.net/space/Xu_Zhiyong|New Citizens’ Movement] in China. He has been detained since December 2019 and was not allowed to see his lawyer until January 2021. He is charged with subversion of state which carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.  
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Ding Jiaxi (b. 1967) is a lawyer-turned-activist and one of the founding members of the [[:Category:New Citizens Movement|New Citizens Movement]]. He has been detained since December 2019 on a charge of subversion of state.  
  
Ding Jiaxi was trained in engineering and worked as an aerospace engineer before pursuing a career in law. In 2011, he was named one of the top ten intellectual property attorneys in Beijing. He was [https://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/china/2016/10/161016_china_activist_lawyer_released disbarred in 2014], a common tactic employed by the Chinese government to deter rights lawyers.
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Ding Jiaxi was trained in engineering and worked as an aerospace engineer before pursuing a career in law. In 2011, he was named one of the top ten intellectual property attorneys in Beijing.
  
Ding began civil rights advocacy in 2010, pushing for equal access to education for migrant workers’ children. In 2012, he cosigned [https://cmcn.blog/2012/12/09/%E8%A6%81%E6%B1%82%E4%B8%AD%E5%9B%BD%E6%9C%80%E6%9C%89%E6%9D%83%E5%8A%9B%E7%9A%84205%E5%90%8D%E9%83%A8%E7%BA%A7%E4%BB%A5%E4%B8%8A%E5%AE%98%E5%91%98%E5%85%AC%E5%BC%80%E8%B4%A2%E4%BA%A7/ an open letter] calling on Chinese President Xi Jinping and other high-level officials to release their finances. Along with Xu Zhiyong and several other activists, Ding helped found the New Citizens’ Movement, a loose network of scholars and legal advocates promoting transparent governance and social equality.
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Ding began his work in civil rights advocacy in 2010, pushing for equal access to education for migrant workers’ children. In 2012, he cosigned [https://cmcn.blog/2012/12/09/%E8%A6%81%E6%B1%82%E4%B8%AD%E5%9B%BD%E6%9C%80%E6%9C%89%E6%9D%83%E5%8A%9B%E7%9A%84205%E5%90%8D%E9%83%A8%E7%BA%A7%E4%BB%A5%E4%B8%8A%E5%AE%98%E5%91%98%E5%85%AC%E5%BC%80%E8%B4%A2%E4%BA%A7/ an open letter] calling on President Xi Jinping and other high-level officials to release their finances. Along with [[Xu Zhiyong]] and several other activists, Ding helped found the New Citizens Movement, a loose network of scholars and legal advocates promoting transparent governance and social equality.
  
In April 2013, Ding was detained and [https://chinadigitaltimes.net/2014/07/new-citizen-activists-sentences-upheld/ sentenced the following year to three and a half years in prison]. He was released in 2016 before being detained again in December 2019. In January 2020, the police informed Ding’s lawyer that he was being held for [https://cmcn.org/archives/45342 “posing harm to the national security” and would not be allowed to see an attorney]. In January 2021, Ding was allowed to see his lawyer. His charge was upgraded to subversion of the state. [https://chinadigitaltimes.net/chinese/662231.html Ding's family and lawyer alleged torture by police.]
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Ding was detained in April 2013, then [https://chinadigitaltimes.net/2014/07/new-citizen-activists-sentences-upheld/ disbarred and sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison]. He was released in 2016 before being detained again in December 2019. In January 2020, the police informed Ding’s lawyer that he was being held for [https://cmcn.org/archives/45342 posing harm to the national security]” and would not be allowed to see an attorney. Ding was finally allowed to see his lawyer in January 2021, though his charge was upgraded to subversion of the state, which carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.  
  
[https://twitter.com/luoshch?lang=en Ding’s wife Luo Shengchun], currently residing in the United States, continues to advocate for her husband’s release.  
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Ding's family and lawyer allege that he has been [https://chinachange.org/2021/02/05/prominent-human-rights-activist-ding-jiaxi-tells-lawyer-details-of-torture-throughout-his-year-in-custody/ tortured by the police]. His wife, [https://twitter.com/luoshch Luo Shengchun], currently residing in the United States, continues to advocate for her husband’s release.  
  
 
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Revision as of 18:54, 28 April 2021

Dīng Jiāxǐ | 丁家喜

Ding Jiaxi (b. 1967) is a lawyer-turned-activist and one of the founding members of the New Citizens Movement. He has been detained since December 2019 on a charge of subversion of state.

Ding Jiaxi was trained in engineering and worked as an aerospace engineer before pursuing a career in law. In 2011, he was named one of the top ten intellectual property attorneys in Beijing.

Ding began his work in civil rights advocacy in 2010, pushing for equal access to education for migrant workers’ children. In 2012, he cosigned an open letter calling on President Xi Jinping and other high-level officials to release their finances. Along with Xu Zhiyong and several other activists, Ding helped found the New Citizens Movement, a loose network of scholars and legal advocates promoting transparent governance and social equality.

Ding was detained in April 2013, then disbarred and sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison. He was released in 2016 before being detained again in December 2019. In January 2020, the police informed Ding’s lawyer that he was being held for “posing harm to the national security” and would not be allowed to see an attorney. Ding was finally allowed to see his lawyer in January 2021, though his charge was upgraded to subversion of the state, which carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.

Ding's family and lawyer allege that he has been tortured by the police. His wife, Luo Shengchun, currently residing in the United States, continues to advocate for her husband’s release.

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