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Urgent Action update: Prisoner of conscience ill-treated in prison

Taiwanese activist Lee Ming-che has been given rotten food and insufficient clothing in his freezing prison cell. As a result of exposing these prison conditions, his wife is not allowed to visit him again until 22 April 2019. Sentenced in 2017 to five years’ imprisonment for “subverting state power”, Lee Ming-che is a prisoner of conscience and should be immediately and unconditionally released. 

Take action.




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


President of the People’s Republic of China
Xi Jinping
Xichengqu, Beijing Shi 100017
Fax: +86 10 6238 1025
Salutation: Dear President

And copies to:

Prison 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

Urging them to:
- 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 prison.


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.

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