November 17, 2017

Urgent Action: Rights Lawyer Abused And At Risk Of Torture (China: UA 227.17)


Li Yuhan, a sixty-year-old human rights lawyer, has been formally arrested for “picking quarrels and provoking trouble”. She has suffered physical abuse while in detention and is at risk of further torture and other ill-treatment.

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Li Yuhan, a sixty-year-old human rights lawyer, has been formally arrested for “picking quarrels and provoking trouble”. She has suffered physical abuse while in detention and is at risk of further torture and other ill-treatment.

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

  • Release Li Yuhan unconditionally and immediately unless there is sufficient credible and admissible evidence that she has committed an internationally recognized offence and is granted a fair trial in line with international standards;
  • Ensure that Li Yuhan is protected from torture and other ill-treatment while in detention, and she has regular, unrestricted access to her family, lawyers of her choice, and medical care on request or as necessary.
  • Conduct a prompt, thorough and impartial investigation into the alleged physical abuse against Li Yuhan and bring those responsible to justice

Contact these two officials by 29 December, 2017:

Director
Shenyang City No. 1 Detention Centre
Gaolicun, Zaohuazhen
Yuhongqu, Shenyangshi
Liaoningsheng
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
Phone: 1 202 495 2266 I Fax: 1 202 495 2138
Email: [email protected] OR [email protected]
(If you receive an error message, please try calling instead!)
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 227.17

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