Li Genshan, a well-known volunteer for animal protection, was arrested for illegal hunting and other crimes, and once exposed the pollution discharge in Tengger Desert

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 Li Genshan, a well-known volunteer for animal protection, was arrested for illegal hunting and other crimes, and once exposed the pollution discharge in Tengger Desert


Upstream news once reported on the event under the title Li Genshan, a well-known environmental volunteer, was arrested for three crimes and participated in exposing the pollution discharge in Tengger Desert.

Upstream news (micro signal: shangyounews) reporter noted that on September 9, when the Zhongwei police investigated Li Genshan and others, the initially identified charges involved in the case were provocation, blackmail and robbery. When the arrest was approved on September 30, there was no robbery, but more suspected of illegal hunting and killing of precious wild animals.

Li Genshan, 57 years old, once did security inspection work in the former Ningxia Meili Paper Industry Group Co., Ltd. from 2003 to 2011. He was interviewed by many domestic media for his participation in reporting the former Meili Paper Industrys pollution discharge in the Tengger Desert, and later became a well-known environmental volunteer in China.

It is reported that the total area of pollution in Tengger desert is about 120000 square meters, and the pollutants are wastes from the pulp production line of Ningxia Meili Paper Group Co., Ltd. The Ministry of ecology and environment sent a working group to Zhongwei city to investigate. According to the report of Zhongwei City in March this year, 14 black sticky substance contaminated plots were found within 120000 square meters of Merrill Lynch District involved in the pollution incident. According to the results of the investigation, 9 responsible persons of the enterprises involved and 2 responsible persons of the regulatory authorities were investigated for relevant responsibilities in accordance with the rules and regulations.

As an environmental volunteer, Li Genshan appeared in the media as an informer for many times. Picture source / CCTV video capture

In addition to exposing the pollution problem in the Tengger Desert, Li Genshan has also participated in reporting incidents such as poaching with guns and dumping waste water from tank trucks. CCTV and other media have also interviewed and reported on him and his reported problems for many times.

In addition to long-term concern in the field of environmental protection, Li Genshans another important identity is a volunteer for wildlife protection in Zhongwei City, Ningxia, and has long paid attention to species such as yellow sheep.

After Li Genshan and others were arrested, many local volunteers had objections to this. Li Genshans wife also believed that Li Genshan was not guilty in an interview with upstream journalists, and pointed out that there was suspicion of retaliation. He pays his own money to protect animals.

Zhongwei police staff told the upstream news reporters that they had obtained evidence related to crimes committed by Li Genshan and others. You cant catch him for no reason.

Zhongwei police said that at present, the case is being further investigated.

Upstream journalist Jia Chen

Previously reported:

Li Genshan, a famous environmental volunteer, was jailed for three crimes

On September 9, Shapotou District branch of Zhongwei Public Security Bureau of Ningxia issued a notice on public collection of illegal and criminal clues such as Li Genshan, Zhang Baoqi, Niu Haibo, etc., saying that the Bureau has successfully cracked down on Li Genshan and other suspected criminal cases and solicited clues.

Police report shows that preliminary investigation, lijinshan and other suspected of provocation, extortion, robbery and other crimes.

The family members told the reporter of upstream news that Li Genshan had been given money a few days before he was arrested, and Li Genshan took it back.

Environmental volunteers famous for their exposure to pollution in Tengger Desert

Lijianshan, 57, has done security inspection work in Ningxia Meili Paper Group Co., Ltd. from 2003 to 2011. He was interviewed by many media in China for reporting the pollution of the former Meili Paper Industry in Tengger Desert, and then became a well-known volunteer of environmental protection in China.

It is reported that the total pollution area of Tengger desert is about 120000 square meters. The pollutants are the wastes from the pulp production line of Ningxia Meili Paper Group Co., Ltd. The Ministry of ecology and environment once sent a working group to Zhongwei city for investigation.

According to the report of Zhongwei City in March this year, 14 black sticky substance contaminated plots were found within 120000 square meters of Merrill Lynch District involved in the pollution incident. According to the results of the investigation, 9 responsible persons of the enterprises involved and 2 responsible persons of the regulatory authorities were investigated for relevant responsibilities in accordance with the rules and regulations.

In addition, Li Genshan has also participated in reporting incidents such as armed poaching and tank truck dumping. CCTV and other media have also interviewed and reported on the incident and the reported problems for many times.

In addition to long-term concern in the field of environmental protection, Li Genshan is also a volunteer for wildlife protection in Zhongwei City, Ningxia, and has long been concerned about species such as yellow sheep.

The Zhongwei police issued a circular to collect criminal clues such as Li Genshan. Photo source / Ping An Zhongwei

On September 9, Shapotou District branch of Zhongwei Public Security Bureau of Ningxia issued a circular, which showed that Li Genshan, Zhang Baoqi and other released prisoners colluded with each other under the guise of members of Wildlife Protection Association, and used such means as beating, threatening, abusing and intimidating each other, and successively carried out such illegal and criminal acts as provocation, extortion and robbery.

At present, the suspects Li Genshan, Zhang Baoqi and Niu Haibo have been detained by Shapotou District branch of Zhongwei public security bureau according to law.

The circular said that in order to further carry out the special struggle against underworld and evil, and to thoroughly investigate the illegal and criminal facts of Li Genshan, Zhang Baoqi and Niu Haibo, we are now openly soliciting clues from the public about the crimes committed by Li Genshan and others.

Upstream news reporters found that Zhang Baoqi had been sentenced for the crime of illegally holding or hiding guns and ammunition by consulting the judicial document network.

According to the first instance criminal judgment on the crime of illegally holding or hiding guns and ammunition by Zhang Baoqi and others, which was published on August 13, this year, the judgment took place on July 1 this year.

The peoples Procuratorate of Shapotou District, Zhongwei City, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region sued and accused: in October 2017, the defendant sun bought a modified nail gun with sheep from a sheep dealer. In early 2018, Zhang Baoqi, a volunteer of China Wildlife Protection Association, learned that sun was holding a gun, so he urged him to hand in the gun. Around may 2018, Mr. Sun handed over the gun to Zhang Baoqi and asked him to transfer it to the China Wildlife Protection Association.

The court of first instance held that Zhang Baoqi and others truthfully confessed their criminal facts and could be given a lighter punishment according to law. On July 1 this year, the court sentenced Zhang Baoqi to seven months imprisonment with a suspension of one year and one month for the crime of illegally holding guns.

On September 9, when Zhongwei police issued the notice, Zhang Baoqi was in the probation period.

The establishment of the organization was not approved, and the suspected money delivery video was exposed

Li Genshans family told upstream news reporters that at about 12:00 p.m. on September 7, the police arrested Li Genshan at his home. She was not clear about the specific reasons.

According to family members, Li Genshan was given money three days before he was arrested. They said that the environmental protection team has worked hard, they should support their work and give them some money to buy water..

After the police issued the notice, two 10 second videos were posted on the Internet. The content of the video is Li Genshans repayment process.

According to the video publisher, the video was taken by Li Genshan. The bribe is to make environmental volunteers shut up and give up, he said. Because the video duration is too short, the real situation can not be known.

Upstream news reporters learned that Li Genshan has long been concerned about environmental protection, but his identity has always been in an embarrassing state.

In 2019, the Southern Weekend reported Li Genshan and other volunteers with the title of behind the pollution incident in Tengger Desert: volunteers who have never stopped.

Li Genshan has been involved in the preparation for the establishment of the Wildlife Protection Association of Shapotou District of Zhongwei City, but the association has not been approved by the local government. According to the regulations on the registration and administration of social organizations, unregistered social organizations are illegal social organizations.

It is reported that many volunteers of the association used to be poachers. Now they are volunteers of the China Wildlife Protection Association, mainly engaged in anti poaching activities.

As the case is in the investigation stage, the Zhongwei police did not accept an interview with the upstream news reporters before the press release, but some investigators said that the police could not arrest Li Genshan and others for no reason.

In addition, some netizens questioned that Li Genshans detention was related to the report of environmental protection issues. Zhongwei police said that it had nothing to do with environmental protection and handled the case in accordance with laws and regulations.

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