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May 19, 2017

Urgent Action: Taiwan NGO Worker Held Incommunicado In China (China: UA 71.17)


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Lee Ming-cheh is the first foreign NGO worker to be detained after the new Foreign NGO Management Law went into effect and is under investigation for “endangering national security”. No direct contact has been made with him since he first went missing on 19 March 2017 after crossing the border into China. His whereabouts remain unknown.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:
  • Immediately disclose Lee Ming-cheh’s whereabouts;
  • Immediately release Lee Ming-cheh unless there is credible evidence that he may have committed an internationally recognized offence and is granted a fair trial in line with international human rights standards;
  • Ensure that Lee Ming-cheh is protected from torture and other ill-treatment, and that he is allowed access to his family, a lawyer of his choice and adequate medical care.

Contact these two officials by 30 June, 2017:

Minister of State Security
Chen Wenqing
14 Dong Chang’anjie
Dongcheng Qu
Beijingshi 100741
People’s Republic of China
Salutation: Dear Minister

Ambassador Cui Tiankai
Embassy of the People’s Republic of China
3505 International Place NW, Washington DC 20008
Fax: 1 202 495 2138  |  Phone: 1 202 495 2266
Email: [email protected]

(If you receive an error message, please try calling instead!)

Salutation: Dear Ambassador

 

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
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