May 26, 2017

Urgent Action Update: Torture Fears For Activist Sentenced To Death (China: UA 3.17)


Veteran activist Xu Youchen has testified at his appeal that police had tortured him to obtain the evidence used to convict and sentence him to death in December 2016. In addition to unfair trial concerns, there are fears that he is still at risk of torture and other ill-treatment.

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Veteran activist Xu Youchen has testified at his appeal that police had tortured him to obtain the evidence used to convict and sentence him to death in December 2016. In addition to unfair trial concerns, there are fears that he is still at risk of torture and other ill-treatment.

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

  • Grant Xu Youchen a retrial in proceedings that fully comply with international standards for a fair trial and without recourse to the death penalty;
  • Ensure that any statement made as a result of torture or other ill-treatment is excluded from evidence and all proceedings fully comply with international fair trial standards;
  • Ensure that Xu Youchen is protected from torture and other ill-treatment while in detention, and that an independent and impartial investigation into claims he was tortured during police interrogation is started.

Contact these two officials by 7 July, 2017:

Chief Procurator of Henan Provincial People’s Procuratorate
Cai Ning Jianchazhang
Henan Provincial People’s Procuratorate
Zhengbian Lu Dong Duan
Zhengzhou Shi 450000
Henan Sheng
People’s Republic of China
Tel: +86 371 6595 2000 (Chinese only)
Salutation: Dear Chief Procurator

Ambassador Tiankai Cui, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China
3505 International Place NW, Washington DC 20008
Fax: 1 202 495 2138 I Phone: 1 202 495 2000
Email: [email protected]
(If you receive an error message, please try calling instead!)
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
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