XinHuanwei Three are confirmed to be administratively detained
We have confirmed from multiple sources that the three people associated with the Wechat channel
Xinhuanwei, who have been missing since last Tuesday (17th December) including Chen Weixiang (Xiangzi), have been administratively detained. They are to be detained for 15 days from 18th December 2019 on the charge of picking quarrels and provoking troubles, at Yuexiu District Detention Centre. The three are expected to be released before 3rd January 2020. As there have been previous cases where administrative detention had been turned into criminal detection, please continue to pay attention to this case.
Three people including Xiangzi, founder of XinHuanwei; a graduate student conducting research at XinHuanwei; and a volunteer were taken away in the afternoon of 17th December 2019. Various sanitation workers in contact with Xinhuanwei have since then been questioned. Since its launch a year ago, “XinHuanwei” has become popular among sanitation workers. Through research and building WeChat groups to facilitate communication amongst workers, it helps defend and advance the legal rights of the sanitation workers community. Its actions have always been within the boundary of the law.
2019/12/18 為中國勞權發聲 中國勞動研究者及學生「被消失」