October 23, 2017

Urgent Action Update: Taiwan NGO Worker Faces Life Imprisonment (China: UA 71.17)


Lee Ming-cheh, the first foreign NGO worker detained after the Foreign NGO Management Law came into effect, was seen “confessing” on camera to charges of “subversion” during his trial. Prior to this appearance, he had not been heard from for six months. If convicted, the maximum sentence is life imprisonment.

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Lee Ming-cheh, the first foreign NGO worker detained after the Foreign NGO Management Law came into effect, was seen “confessing” on camera to charges of “subversion” during his trial. Prior to this appearance, he had not been heard from for six months. If convicted, the maximum sentence is life imprisonment.

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

  • Release Lee Ming-cheh immediately and unconditionally 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
  • Pending his release, ensure that Lee Ming-cheh has regular, unrestricted access to family and lawyers of his choice while in detention, and is not subjected to torture or other ill-treatment.

Contact these two officials by 4 December, 2017:
Procurator-General Luo Qing
Yueyang City People’s Procuratorate
No. 216 Jin’ezhonglu
Yueyangliu Qu, Yueyang Shi 414000
People’s Republic of China
Salutation: Dear Procurator-General

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
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