September 27, 2017

Urgent Action: Torture Fears For Detained Human Rights Defender (China: UA 235.17)


Human rights defender Zhen Jianghua has been criminally detained since 2 September 2017 for “inciting subversion of state power”. Executive director of an online platform “Human Rights Campaign in China”, he is being detained solely for exercising his right to freedom of expression. All requests by his lawyers to meet with him have been rejected, increasing concerns that he is at risk of torture or other ill-treatment.

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Human rights defender Zhen Jianghua has been criminally detained since 2 September 2017 for “inciting subversion of state power”. Executive director of an online platform “Human Rights Campaign in China”, he is being detained solely for exercising his right to freedom of expression. All requests by his lawyers to meet with him have been rejected, increasing concerns that he is at risk of torture or other ill-treatment.

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

  • Immediately and unconditionally release Zhen Jianghua as he has been detained solely for exercising his right to freedom of expression;
  • Ensure that, pending his release, Zhen Jianghua is protected from torture and other ill-treatment while in detention, and that he is allowed, without delay, effective access to his family, and lawyer of his choice.

Contact these two officials by 8 November, 2017:

Director
Zhuhai City No. 1 Detention Centre
Gongancheng A Qu
Jinghuilu
Xiangzhouqu
Zhuhaishi 519070
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 235.17
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