Urgent Action update: Human rights lawyer at risk of torture
Beijing human rights lawyer Yu Wensheng has been indicted and his case has been transferred from the prosecution to the court awaiting a trial date, according to his wife. No official notification about the indictment or the transfer has been received. With no access to his lawyers since his detention in January 2018, there are fears that he is at risk of torture or other ill-treatment. Yu Wensheng is a prisoner of conscience, detained solely for exercising his right to freedom of expression and should be immediately and unconditionally released.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS BEFORE 5 APRIL 2019
Please write urgently in your own words or using the template letter included in English or Chinese to:
Procurator-General of Xuzhou City People’s Procuratore
No. 128, Xiannanlu
Quanshan Qu, Xuzhou Shi
Jiangsu Sheng 221006
People’s Republic of China
Salutation: Dear Procurator-General
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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
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