11/21/2018

Urgent Action Update: NGO Worker Prison Visit Denied for Months (China: UA 71.17)


Taiwanese activist Lee Ming-che, the first foreign NGO worker detained after China’s new Foreign NGO Management Law came into effect, has been sentenced to five years’ imprisonment for “subverting state power”. His family is not allowed to see him since the last prison visit on 10 September 2018. His whereabouts remain uncertain.

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Taiwanese activist Lee Ming-che, the first foreign NGO worker detained after China’s new Foreign NGO Management Law came into effect, has been sentenced to five years’ imprisonment for “subverting state power”. His family is not allowed to see him since the last prison visit on 10 September 2018. His whereabouts remain uncertain.

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

  • Immediately and unconditionally release Lee Ming-che as he has been imprisoned solely for peacefully exercising his right to freedom of expression and has committed no crime;
  • Pending his release, ensure that Lee Ming-che is protected from torture and other ill-treatment, and that he has regular, unrestricted access to family and medical care on request or as necessary while in detention

Contact these two officials by 2 January 2019:

Director Liang Weixin
Hunan Chishan Prison

101 Mailbox, Yuanjiang Shi,
Nanzui Zhen,
Yiyang Shi, 413104 Hunan Sheng
People’s Republic of China
Tel: +86 0737 2286311
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]
Salutation: Dear Ambassador
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