Police Raid Zhengzhou Yirenping for the Second Time in a Month
Dear friends, volunteers, and partners of Yirenping,
This is to inform you that the office of Zhengzhou Yirenping was raided by police for a second time on Sunday, July 13. A prior raid occurred on June 17.
On July 5, family members of public interest lawyer Chang Boyang, co-founder and legal representative of Zhengzhou Yirenping, received an arrest notice informing them that on June 3, the district prosecutor’s office approved Mr. Chang’s arrest on suspicion of “engaging in illegal business operations.”
As a public interest organization, Zhengzhou Yirenping does not engage in any work for the purpose of making a profit, nor does it charge fees for any of its services. Moreover, according to the division of labor within the organization, lawyer Chang Boyang has never participated in Yirenping’s operation or management, nor in any of its financial or tax matters.
Thank you for your attention to this recent development.