August 24, 2017

Urgent Action Update: Website Founder Faces An Additional Charge (China: UA 274.16)


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Formally arrested for “inciting subversion of state power” in December 2016, Liu Feiyue, founder and director of Hubei-based human rights website “Civil Rights and Livelihood Watch” (www.msguancha.com), is to face an additional charge of “leaking state secrets”. He could face a sentence of life imprisonment if convicted of this additional charge.

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

  • Immediately and unconditionally release Liu Feiyue for exercising his right to freedom of expression and
  • Ensure that Liu Feiyue has regular, unrestricted access to family and lawyers of his choice, and is not subjected to torture or other ill-treatment.

Contact these two officials by 5 October, 2017:

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 c[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 274.16

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.

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