August 3, 2017

Urgent Action Update: Falun Gong Practitioner Indefinitely Detained (China: UA 216.16)


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A judge has asked the prosecutor to collect further evidence for the trial of Falun Gong practitioner, Chen Huixia, for her indictment of “using an evil cult to undermine law enforcement”. Following a court hearing in Hebei province on 12 May 2017 her trial has now been indefinitely adjourned. Arbitrarily detained since 3 June 2016, Chen Huixia was tortured and has had no access to her family for over a year.

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

  • Immediately and unconditionally release Chen Huixia, as she has been detained solely for exercising the right to freedom of belief and expression and, pending her release, ensure that she has prompt, regular and unrestricted access to her family and lawyers of her choice;
  • Ensure that Chen Huixia is tried in line with international fair trial standards, including to guarantee her rights to legal counsel pre-trial and adequate time and facilities to prepare a defence, by promptly informing her of the nature and cause of the charge against her;
  • Ensure that while detained, Chen Huixia is protected from torture or other ill-treatment, and that her treatment is in accordance with the UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (the Nelson Mandela Rules).

Contact these two officials by 13 September, 2017:

Chief Procurator of Shijiazhuang
Municipal People’s Procuratorate
Chen Xiaoming Jianchanzhang
Shijiazhuang Shi Renmin Jianchayuan
360 Xinshibei Lu,
Shijiazhuang Shi
Hebei Sheng 050091
People’s Republic of China
Salutation: Dear Procurator

Ambassador Tiankai Cui,
Embassy of the People’s Republic of China
3505 International Place NW
Washington DC 20008
Fax: 1 202 495 2138
Phone: 1 202 495 2000
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

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