05/29/2018

Urgent Action Update: Activist Trying to Seek Medical Care Detained (China: UA 202.16)


Xing Wangli was taken away by local government personnel in Beijing, where he had travelled to seek medical care and legal assistance for filing a lawsuit against local officials regarding a severe head injury he suffered while imprisoned in 2016. Detained since 27 February 2018, he remains at risk of torture and other ill-treatment.

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Xing Wangli was taken away by local government personnel in Beijing, where he had travelled to seek medical care and legal assistance for filing a lawsuit against local officials regarding a severe head injury he suffered while imprisoned in 2016. Detained since 27 February 2018, he remains at risk of torture and other ill-treatment.

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

  • Immediately and unconditionally release Xing Wangli as he has been detained solely for peacefully exercising his human rights to seek legal remedies and medical care;
  • Ensure that while in detention Xing Wangli has access to medical care as necessary or requested, is not subjected to torture or other ill-treatment and that his treatment is in accordance with the UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (the Nelson Mandela Rules);
  • Ensure that his family and lawyer has regular, unrestricted access to Xing Wangli and to ensure that his family is free from any harassment and intimidation from state authorities or others.

Contact these two officials by 9 July, 2018:

Director of Xinyang City Public Security Bureau
Houqindong Juzhang
Xinyang Shi Gonganju
3 Guangchang Lu
Xingyang Shi 464399
Henan Sheng
People’s Republic of China
Phone: +86 376 622 1181 (Chinese only)
Salutation: Dear Director

Ambassador Cui Tiankai, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China
3505 International Place NW, Washington, DC 20008
Phone: 202 495 2266 I Fax: 202 495 2138
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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