May 23, 2017

Urgent Action Update: Lawyer On Bail Remains Under Tight Surveillance (China: UA 88.17)


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Human rights lawyer Xie Yang was released on bail the day after his trial for “inciting subversion of state power” and “disrupting court order”. The verdict has not yet been announced and he continues to be kept under tight surveillance.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Immediately and unconditionally release Xie Yang and drop the charges against him as he has been charged solely for peacefully exercising his right to freedom of expression and assembly;
  • Stop the surveillance and restrictions of freedom of movement on Xie Yang and his parents;
  • Clarify Xie Yang’s legal status while the verdict has not been announced
     
    Contact these two officials by 4 July, 2017:
     
    Director of Public Security Bureau
    Tang Xiangyang Juzhang
    Changsha City Public Security Bureau
    140 Jiefangxi lu
    Changsha Shi 410005
    Hunan Sheng
    Fax: +86 731 82587612
    People’s Republic of China
    Salutation: Dear Director
     
    Ambassador Tiankai Cui
    Embassy of the People’s Republic of China
    3505 International Place NW, Washington DC 20008
    Fax: 1 202 495 2138
    Phone: 1 202 495 2000
    Email: [email protected]
    Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 88.17
Here’s why it is so important to report your actions: we record the actions taken on each case—letters, emails, calls and tweets—and use that information in our advocacy.

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