Urgent Action update: Human rights defender tried in secret
Huang Qi, founder and director of Sichuan-based human rights website “64 Tianwang”, was secretly tried at Mianyang City Intermediate People’s Court on 14 January 2019 after being held in detention for more than two years. No verdict has yet been announced but, if convicted, the maximum punishment could be up to life imprisonment. Pu Wenqing, his 85-year-old mother, was taken away by Sichuan police in December 2018 before being released on 21 January 2019 after more than a month in detention.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS BEFORE 5 MARCH 2019
Please write urgently in your own words or using the template letter included in Chinese or English to:
President of the People’s Republic of China
Xichengqu, Beijing Shi 100017
Fax: +86 10 6238 1025
Salutation: Dear President
Mianyang City Detention Centre
Mianyang Shi, Sichuan Sheng 621000
People’s Republic of China
Fax: +86 816 2377600
Salutation: Dear Director
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please check with your section office if sending appeals after the above date.