03/22/2018

Urgent Action Update: Human Rights Lawyer Detained Incommunicado (China: UA 19.18)


Beijing lawyer Yu Wensheng has been detained for more than two months without access to a lawyer of his choice. While the Public Security Bureau in Jiangsu province have admitted that they are holding him, his exact whereabouts are unknown. He is at risk of torture and other ill-treatment.

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Beijing lawyer Yu Wensheng has been detained for more than two months without access to a lawyer of his choice. While the Public Security Bureau in Jiangsu province have admitted that they are holding him, his exact whereabouts are unknown. He is 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 Yu Wensheng as he has been detained solely for peacefully exercising his human right to freedom of expression;
  • Ensure that Yu Wensheng has access to a lawyer of his choice and his family;
  • Ensure that Yu Wensheng is not subjected to torture or other ill-treatment.

Contact these two officials by 2 May, 2018:

Director
Ge Xuxiao
Tongshan District Public Security Bureau
Beijinglu Beiduan, Tongshan Xinqu,
Xuzhou Shi, Jiangsu Sheng
People’s Republic of China
Tel: +86 516 83535115 (Chinese only)
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] 
(If you receive an error message, please try calling instead!)
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

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