China: Protect Lin Zuluan's Rights to Freedom of Expression (UA 146/16)

Urgent Action
June 22, 2016
Lin Zuluan, 72, a village chief in Wukan village in Guangdong province, has been detained right before a planned village assembly and protest related to illegal land grabs. He is at risk of torture and other ill-treatment and unfair trial. 
1) Please write immediately in Chinese, English or your own language:
  • Urging authorities to not charge Lin Zuluan for simply exercising his rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly; and if tried ensure it is in line with international fair trial standards; 
  • Urging authorities to ensure that while in detention Lin Zuluan has regular, unrestricted access to his family and lawyers of his choice, and is not subjected to torture or other ill-treatment; 
  • Urging authorities to end illegal land seizures. 
2) For the full Urgent Action, including appeal addresses and further information, please click on the Word or PDF version below.
3) Please let us know if you took action so that we can track our impact! 
  • EITHER send a short email to uan@aiusa.org with "UA 146/16" in the subject line, and include in the body of the email the number of letters and /or emails you sent;
  • OR fill out this short online form to let us know how you took action.
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