Urgent Action update: Poor medical treatment for detained activist in China

Huang Qi, founder and director of Sichuan-based human rights website “64 Tianwang”, has told his lawyer that his health has further deteriorated due to the lack of appropriate medical treatment in the detention centre. Already facing the possibility of life imprisonment, Huang Qi has been notified that he will also be charged with “leaking state secrets”, which carries a maximum sentence of seven years in prison.

Please write immediately in Chinese, English or your own language urging the authorities to:
◼ Grant Huang Qi prompt, regular and unrestricted access to adequate medical care on request or as necessary;
◼ Release Huang Qi unconditionally and immediately unless there is sufficient credible and admissible evidence that he has committed an internationally recognized offence and is granted a fair trial in line with international standards;
◼ Ensure that Huang Qi is protected from torture and other ill-treatment while in detention; that there is a prompt and impartial inquiry, including a medical examination for his allegations of torture or other ill-treatment, and that he is allowed, without delay, regular access to his family.

Qiao Yuejun
Mianyang City Detention Centre
Jianmenlu, Peichengqu,
Mianyang Shi, Sichuan Sheng 621000
People’s Republic of China
Fax: +86 816 2377600
Salutation: Dear Director

Ren Shilin
Mianyang City Public Security Bureau
17 Jiefangjie, Peichengqu,
Mianyang Shi, Sichuan Sheng 621000
People’s Republic of China
Fax: +86 816 2498088
Salutation: Dear Director

And copies to:
Minister of Public Security
Zhao Kezhi Buzhang
14 Dongchanganjie
Dongchengqu, Beijing Shi 100741
People’s Republic of China
Tel: +86 10 66262114 (Chinese only)

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. This is the fifth update of UA 284/16. Further information: https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/asa17/8311/2018/en/

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