Urgent Action update: NGO worker prison visit denied for months

Taiwanese activist Lee Ming-che, the first foreign NGO worker detained after China’s new Foreign NGO Management Law came into effect, has been sentenced to five years’ imprisonment for “subverting state power”. His family is not allowed to see him since the last prison visit on 10 September 2018. His whereabouts remain uncertain.

 

Take action.

 

Please write immediately in Chinese, English or your own language urging the authorities to:

  • Immediately and unconditionally release Lee Ming-che as he has been imprisoned solely for peacefully exercising his right to freedom of expression and has committed no crime;
  • Pending his release, ensure that Lee Ming-che is protected from torture and other ill-treatment, and that he has regular, unrestricted access to family and medical care on request or as necessary while in detention

 

PLEASE SEND APPEALS BEFORE 2 JANUARY 2019 TO:

 

Director

Liang Weixin

Hunan Chishan Prison
101 Mailbox, Yuanjiang Shi,

Nanzui Zhen,
Yiyang Shi, 413104 Hunan Sheng

People’s Republic of China

Tel: +86 0737 2286311
Salutation: Dear Director

 

Minister of Justice

Fu Zhenghua
Ministry of Justice

No. 6 Nan Dajie
Chaoyang Men
Beijingshi 100020
People’s Republic of China
Salutation: Dear Minister

 

And copies to:

Premier
Li Keqiang Guojia Zongli
The State Council General Office

2 Fuyoujie, Xicheng Qu

Beijingshi 100741

People’s Republic of China

Tel: +86 10 6596 1109 (c/o Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

Email: premier@mail.gov.cn

 

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, press_uk@mfa.gov.cn

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

 

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