10/25/2018

Urgent Action Update: Poor Medical Treatment for Detained Activist (China: UA 284.16)


Huang Qi, founder and director of Sichuan-based human rights website “64 Tianwang”, has told his lawyer that his health has further deteriorated due to the lack of appropriate medical treatment in the detention centre. Already facing the possibility of life imprisonment, Huang Qi has been notified that he will also be charged with “leaking state secrets”, which carries a maximum sentence of seven years in prison.

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Huang Qi, founder and director of Sichuan-based human rights  website “64 Tianwang”, has told his lawyer that his health has further deteriorated due to the lack of appropriate medical treatment in the detention centre. Already facing the possibility of life imprisonment, Huang Qi has been notified that he will also be charged with “leaking state secrets”, which carries a maximum sentence of seven years in prison.

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

  • Grant Huang Qi prompt, regular and unrestricted access to adequate medical care on request or as necessary;
  • Release Huang Qi unconditionally and immediately unless there is sufficient credible and admissible evidence that he has committed an internationally recognized offence and is granted a fair trial in line with international standards;
  • Ensure that Huang Qi is protected from torture and other ill-treatment while in detention; that there is a prompt and impartial inquiry, including a medical examination for his allegations of torture or other ill-treatment, and that he is allowed, without delay, regular access to his family.

Contact these two officials by 6 December, 2018:

Director
Qiao Yuejun
Mianyang City Detention Centre
Jianmenlu, Peichengqu,
Mianyang Shi, Sichuan Sheng 621000
People’s Republic of China
Fax: +86 816 2377600
Salutation: Dear Director

Ambassador Cui Tiankai,
Embassy of the People’s Republic of China
3505 International Place NW
Washington, DC 20008
Phone: 202 495 2266 I Fax: 202 495 2138
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

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