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Name  ZHANG Lin
Pen name 
Sex Male
Birth date  1963-06-02
Birth place  Bangbu City, Anhui Province
Resident place  Bangbu City, Anhui Province
Education  B. Sc. at Tsinghua University, 1985
Profession  Freelance writer (IPCP member)
Date of arrest  2005-01-29 (administratively detained)/ 2005-02-13 (criminally detained)/ 2005-03-19 (arrested); 2009-12-03 (administratively detained)
Organ of arrest   Public Security Bureau of Bangbu City; People Police Station, Bangshan Branch of Public Security Bureau of Bangbu City, Anhui Province (2nd)
Cause of arrest   Internet writing and publishing dissident articles; accepting telephone interviews to overseas media (2nd)
Charge  Inciting subversion of the state power; violating provisions of supervision and management
Date of sentence 2005-07-28 /2005-09-13 (appeal); 2009-12-03 (2nd)
Organ of sentence Bangbu Intermediate People's Court, Anhui High People's Court (appeal), Anhui Province; People Police Station, Bangshan Branch of Public Security Bureau of Bangbu City, Anhui Province
Sentence
Sentence  5 Years imprisonment and 4 Years deprivation of political rights; 10 days (2nd)
Defender  Lawyer Tomas GUO (disbarred)/ MO Shaoping
Place of jail  Tongling Prison, Tongling City, Anhui Province; Administrative Detention Center of Bangbu City, Anhui Province (2nd)
Situation in jail  Some problems with his legs and teeth
Date of release  2009-08-12 (reduced by 6 months); 2009-12-13 (2nd)
Family contact   
Donation to

FANG Caofang (wife), Tel: 0086-552-4090427

Daqingxincun 130-106, West District, Bangbu City, Anhui Province

Case adopted by  ICPC
Current Status 

Release on expiry of the reduced sentence on 2009-08-12 (Therefore the case closed)

  Reference  
http://www.rsf.org/article.php3?id_article=12562
http://www.ifex.org/en/content/view/full/67459
http://boxun.com/my-cgi/post/display_all.cgi?cat=zhanglin (Chinese)
http://www.peacehall.com/news/gb/china/2005/06/200506282341.shtml(Chinese)