November 9, 2017

Urgent Action Update: Singer-Songwriter Activist Formally Arrested (China: UA 245.17)


Xu Lin was formally arrested for “picking quarrels and provoking trouble” on 2 November while fellow singer activist, Liu Sifang, was released on bail. Without regular contact with his family and a lawyer, Xu Lin is at risk of torture and other ill-treatment.

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Xu Lin was formally arrested for “picking quarrels and provoking trouble” on 2 November while fellow singer activist, Liu Sifang, was released on bail. Without regular contact with his family and a lawyer, Xu Lin is at risk of torture and other ill-treatment.

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

  • Release Xu Lin 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 and
  • Ensure that Xu Lin is protected from torture and other ill-treatment while in detention, and that he is allowed, without delay, regular access to his family and a lawyer of his choice.

Contact these two officials by 21 December, 2017:  

Director of Nansha District Detention Centre
Fuyongcun Gonganjidi
Shawanzhen
Panyuqu
Guangzhoushi
Guangdongsheng 511483
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 245.17
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