October 10, 2017

Urgent Action Update: Activist Tried In Closed Court For Subversion (China: UA 129.15)


After more than 28 months in detention followed by a closed court hearing for “subverting state power”, prominent activist Wu Gan (better known by his pen name Tufu, ‘The Butcher’) remains incarcerated. He is still at risk of torture and other ill-treatment.

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After more than 28 months in detention followed by a closed court hearing for “subverting state power”, prominent activist Wu Gan (better known by his pen name Tufu, ‘The Butcher’) remains incarcerated. He is still at risk of torture and other ill-treatment.


1) TAKE ACTION

Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Release Wu Gan unconditionally and immediately unless there is sufficient credible and admissible evidence that he has committed an internationally recognized offence and is granted a fair trial in line with international standards;
  • Pending his release, ensure that Wu Gan has regular, unrestricted access to family and lawyers of his choice while in detention, and is not subjected to torture or other ill-treatment.

Contact these two officials by 19 November 2017:
Director
Tianjin Municipal No. 1 Detention Centre
Dabianzhuang, Zhongbeizhen,
Xiqingqu, Tianjinshi
300112
People’s Republic of China
Tel: +86 22 2753 5320 (Chinese only)
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 129.15
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