October 6, 2017

Urgent Action Update: No Details About Detained North Koreans In China (China: UA 163.17)


No official information has been made available regarding eight North Koreans that have been detained in China since mid-March 2017. If forcibly returned to North Korea, they are at risk of arbitrary detention, torture or other ill-treatment, enforced disappearance and execution. Without news about their health, families remain concerned for their well-being.

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No official information has been made available regarding eight North Koreans that have been detained in China since mid-March 2017. If forcibly returned to North Korea, they are at risk of arbitrary detention, torture or other ill-treatment, enforced disappearance and execution. Without news about their health, families remain concerned for their well-being.

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

  • Immediately disclose the whereabouts and condition of the eight North Koreans and ensure they are protected from torture and other ill-treatment while in detention and have prompt access to legal counsel of their choosing and any necessary medical treatment;
  • Stop the forcible return of any person to North Korea, including this group of eight detained North Koreans;
  • Grant refugee status to those North Koreans who are entitled to it and to give them immediate access to the UNHCR

Contact these two officials by 16 November, 2017:

President
XI Jinping Guojia Zhuxi
The State Council General Office
2 Fuyoujie
Xichengqu, Beijingshi 100017,
People’s Republic of China
Fax: +86 10 6238 1025
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Your Excellency

Ambassador Tiankai Cui
Embassy of the People’s Republic of China
3505 International Place NW
Washington DC 20008
Phone: 1 202 495 2000
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 163.17
Here’s why it is so important to report your actions: we record the actions taken on each case—letters, emails, calls and tweets—and use that information in our advocacy.

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