Guo Feixiong charged with "inciting subversion of State power"

Monday, January 17, 2022

Chinese human rights activist Guo Feixiong
(Photo: ChinaAid source)

(Guangzhou, Guangdong Province—January 17, 2022) The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) formally arrested Guo Feixiong, renowned human rights activist, on the charge of “inciting subversion of State power.” Guo’s sister received a notice from Guangzhou Public Security Bureau today, confirming the Chinese government arrested her brother.


Guo Feixiong, also known as Yang Maodong, tried to leave China in January of 2021 to visit Zhang Qing, his terminally ill wife. Chinese authorities arrested him at the airport and considered his travel a “national security” issue. Zhang Qing passed away due on January 10, 2022, in Maryland without her husband.


The charge of “inciting subversion of State power” typically carries a long sentence. For example, Wang Yi was sentenced to nine years for the same charge. Guo Feixiong has already suffered eleven years in prison, once for five years in 2007 and once for six years in 2013.


The official notice of Guo's arrest
(Photo: ChinaAid source)

At the time of reporting, there has been no trial, and Guo has not yet met with his lawyer. 

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