December 5, 2017

Urgent Action Update: Detained Rights Lawyer Further Ill-Treated (China: UA 227.17)


Sixty-year-old human rights lawyer Li Yuhan reported to her lawyer that she was left unconscious and unattended for hours after detention officers poured cold water on her during a bath in freezing weather. She is at risk of further torture and other ill-treatment.

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Sixty-year-old human rights lawyer Li Yuhan reported to her lawyer that she was left unconscious and unattended for hours after detention officers poured cold water on her during a bath in freezing weather. She is at risk of further torture and other ill-treatment.

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

  • Release Li Yuhan unconditionally and immediately unless there is sufficient credible and admissible evidence that she has committed an internationally recognized offence and is granted a fair trial in line with international standards;
  • Ensure that Li Yuhan is protected from torture and other ill-treatment while in detention, and she has regular, unrestricted access to her family, lawyers of her choice, and medical care on request or as necessary;
  • Conduct a prompt, thorough and impartial investigation into the alleged physical abuse against Li Yuhan and bring those responsible to justice

Contact these two officials by 16 January, 2018:

Director
Shenyang City No. 1 Detention Centre
Gaolicun, Zaohuazhen
Yuhongqu, Shenyangshi
Liaoningsheng
People’s Republic of China
Salutation: Dear Director

Ambassador Cui Tiankai, 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 227.17
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