03/09/2018

Urgent Action Update: Rights Lawyer’s Health Worsens in Jail (China: UA 141.17)


Jailed human rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong’s health has deteriorated severely. He continues to be at risk of torture and other ill-treatment. The government-appointed defense lawyer and other authorities have refused to share the verdict with his family.

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Jailed human rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong’s health has deteriorated severely. He continues to be at risk of torture and other ill-treatment. The government-appointed defense lawyer and other authorities have refused to share the verdict with his family.

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

  • Immediately and unconditionally release Jiang Tianyong as he has been imprisoned solely for peacefully exercising his right to freedom of expression and assembly;
  • Ensure that Jiang Tianyong is protected from torture and other ill-treatment, and that he has regular, unrestricted access to medical care on request or as necessary.
  • Ensure that the court acts in accordance with international standards and provides Jiang Tianyong’s chosen lawyer with the verdict handed down on 21 November 2017.

Contact these two officials before 20 April, 2018:

Director
Changsha City No.1 Detention Center
1736 Yuandaerlu
Quantang Zhen
Changsha Xian, 410131
Hunan Sheng,
People’s Republic of China
Salutation: Dear Director

Ambassador Cui Tiankai
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

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
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