01/05/2018

Urgent Action Update: Sentenced Activist Remains At Risk Of Torture (China: UA 129.15)


Prominent Chinese activist Wu Gan (better known by his pen name Tufu, ‘The Butcher’) was sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment for ‘subverting state power’. In a statement released after the sentencing, Wu Gan stated he was tortured during detention and there are fears that he continues to be at risk of torture and other ill-treatment.

Share
Share

Prominent Chinese activist Wu Gan (better known by his pen name Tufu, ‘The Butcher’) was sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment for ‘subverting state power’. In a statement released after the sentencing, Wu Gan stated he was tortured during detention and there are fears that he continues to be 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 Wu Gan as he has been imprisoned solely for peacefully exercising his right to freedom of expression and assembly;
  • Pending his release, ensure that Wu Gan has regular, unrestricted access to family and lawyers of his choice, and is not subjected to torture or other ill-treatment;
  • Conduct a prompt, effective and impartial investigation into the alleged torture against Wu Gan and bring those responsible to justice.

Contact these two officials by 16 February, 2018:

Director
Xiong Lingxian
Suizhou City People’s Procuratorate
No. 38 Mingzhu Lu Sui Xian
Suizhou Shi
Hubei Sheng 441300
People’s Republic of China
Salutation: Dear Director

Ambassador Tiankai Cui, 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]
(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 129.15
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.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES