Case Summary Fang Bin / 方斌 - Gender: Male, Born: Unknown Current status: Released from 3 year sentence on April 30, 2023 Reason for Detention: Uploaded videos of Wuhan’s pandemic situation to YouTube as early as January 25, 2020. Fang Bin’s videos are archived and transcribed in English on China Change here. Current location: Wuhan Past Detentions: Fang Bin has been detained several times for his belief in Falun Gong, including in December 2000, May 2004, June 2010, and May 2013, serving several labor camp terms. He was reportedly tortured every time he was detained. Fang Bin was most recently detained in February 2020 for publishing videos of Wuhan at the beginning of the pandemic. Family: Wife Feng Yunqing is currently imprisoned for her faith. Fang Bin's son and other family members are under pressure from authorities not to help Fang Bin Category: Citizen Journalist Personal Background Mr. Fang Bin was an entrepreneur in Wuhan, who sold traditional clothing. “The harm of the virus goes hand-in-hand with tyranny, and the root of the virus is tyranny,” Fang Bin's voice spread throughout China through social media three years ago, and even jumped out of the Great Wall of the Internet to spread all over the world. ”No matter how raging the virus is, the evil poison of tyranny, the viciousness of tyranny, the cruelty of tyranny is far greater than the cruelty of the virus.” Timeline April 30, 2023: Released from a 3-year sentence, monitored and prevented from speaking with reporters, family members pressured not to take him inNovember 2021: Insider source reveals that Fang Bin is likely detained in Jiang'an Detention Center before his trail, Radio Free Asia calls the detention center and confirms this is trueFebruary 9, 2020: Disappeared, detained incommunicadoFebruary 2, 2020: Detained for multiple hours and interrogatedJanuary 25, 2020: Fang Bin posts his first in a series of clips that exposed how severe the pandemic was in Wuhan, China News & Actions Fang Bin's release: Weiquanwang, Safeguard Defenders, BBC, CNN, The Guardian, Dajiyuan, Radio Free Asia, and others.Fang’s detention for his reporting was covered by BBC, CCN, New York Times, Human Rights Watch, Radio Free Asia, NBC News, SCMP, and others.