02/14/2018

Urgent Action Update: Death Sentence of Veteran Activist Upheld (China: UA 3.17)


Xu Youchen is facing imminent execution after the Henan Provincial Higher People’s Court rejected his appeal and upheld his conviction and death sentence. The Supreme People’s Court will review the case and if it approves the lower court’s decision he will be executed. In his appeal, Xu Youchen has testified to being tortured to “confess” to the crime.

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Xu Youchen is facing imminent execution after the Henan Provincial Higher People’s Court rejected his appeal and upheld his conviction and death sentence. The Supreme People’s Court will review the case and if it approves the lower court’s decision he will be executed. In his appeal, Xu Youchen has testified to being tortured to “confess” to the crime.

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

  • Immediately halt plans to carry out Xu Youchen’s execution;
  • Grant Xu Youchen a retrial in proceedings that fully comply with international standards for a fair trial and without recourse to the death penalty and ensure that Xu Youchen is not subjected to torture or other ill-treatment;
  • Immediately establish a moratorium on all executions with a view to abolishing the death penalty, in line with six UN General Assembly resolution adopted since 2007, and commute all existing death sentences.

Contact these two officials by 28 March, 2018:

Secretary of the Central Politics and Legal Affairs Commission of the
Communist Party of China

Guo Shengkun Shuji
Zhonggong Zhongyang Zhengfawei
14 Dengshikou Xijie, Dongcheng Qu
Beijing Shi 100006
People’s Republic of China
Salutation: Dear Secretary

Ambassador Tiankai Cui, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China
3505 International Place NW, Washington DC 20008
Fax: 1 202 495 2138 I Phone: 1 202 495 2000
Email: [email protected]
(If you receive an error message, please try calling instead!)
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

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