Lee Ming-cheh, the first foreign NGO worker detained after the new Foreign NGO Management Law came into effect, has been formally arrested on suspicion of “subverting state power”. Detained incommunicado, he remains at risk of torture or other ill-treatment.
1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:
- Immediately disclose Lee Ming-cheh’s whereabouts;
- Immediately release Lee Ming-cheh as he has been detained solely for peacefully exercising his human rights;
- Ensure that Lee Ming-cheh is protected from torture and other ill-treatment, and that he is allowed access to his family, a lawyer of his choice and adequate medical care.
Contact these two officials by 14 July, 2017:
Director of Hunan Provincial Department of State Security
No. 162 Wanbao Dadao
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
Fax: 1 202 495 2138
Phone: 1 202 495 2000
Salutation: Dear Ambassador
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