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Urgent Action: Labour activist detained without lawyer

Wei Zhili, an editor of “New Generation” (xinshengdai), a website which monitors and reports on internal migrant workers in China, was taken away by police from his home in Shenzhen on 20 March 2019. No direct contact has been made with him since his arrest and, without access to a lawyer of his choice, he is at risk of torture and other ill-treatment. 

Take action.




Please write urgently in your own words or using the template letter included in English or Chinese to:


Director of Shenzhen City Pingshan District Public Security Bureau
Song Yiya
1 Longping Lu, Pingshan Qu, 
Shenzhen, 518118, 
People’s Republic of China
Salutation: Dear Director Song


And copies to:

Director of Shengzhen City No. 2 Detention Centre 
Lin Xiaojie 
4 Shangmeilin Gongan Jie, 
FuTian Qu, Shenzhen 518000 
People’s Republic of China 

Ensure that Wei Zhili is not subjected to any torture or other ill-treatment and has regular and unrestricted access to a lawyer of his choice and is able to communicate with family members, without interference unless justified in line with international human rights law.  

Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country.

HIS EXCELLENCY MR LIU XIAOMING, Embassy of the People's Republic of China, 49-51 Portland Place W1B 1JL, 020 7299 4049,

Please check with your section before sending appeals after the above date.


Please note that mail sent by post to the Chinese authorities should be the most reliable way to reach the target. Please do send copies to the Chinese embassy in your country.

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