Liang Zhuqiang, a 57 year old entrepreneur in Guangzhou who was arrested for “inciting subversion of State power” only to be released due to insufficient evidence, filed a claim against local authorities and was awarded compensation of 41,087.64 yuan (US$6,324.53).
“At 15:30 on December 10, 2014, police found that, on December 4, 2014, the suspect had published online remarks inciting subversion of State power, which caused serious harm to national security.” It was believed that Liang posted remarks supporting Hong Kong students and residents in their protests against the Beijing supported Hong Kong government.
On December 11, 2014, Liang was detained for “provocative and disturbing behavior.” He was formally arrested on December 25, upon approval of the Guangzhou Liwan District Procuratorate office.
Liang’s case was then transferred to the Guangzhou City People’s Procuratorate Office. On June 5, 2015, the Guangzhou City People’s Procuratorate Office decided not to bring charges due to insufficient evidence.
After his release, Liang filed a claim against the Guangzhou Liwan District Procuratorate Office for State compensation asking for a written apology, restoration of his reputation and compensation for the 187 days he was held in detention. On December 15, 2015, the Guangzhou Liwan District Prosecutor’s Office issued a written decision to compensate him in the amount of 41,087.64 yuan.
Source: Weiquanwang, December 20, 2015