Urgent Action: Workers arrested for trying to set up trade union

Three factory workers and an NGO worker have been arrested for attempting to set up a trade union in China. In addition to restricted access to their lawyers, the four men have been unable to see or communicate with their families since their detention in July 2018. As a result, there are concerns for their well-being and their access to a fair trial.


Take action.


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

  • Li Zhan, Mi Jiuping, Yu Juncong and Fu Changguo have regular, unrestricted access to their families and lawyers of their choice while in detention;
  • The families and lawyers of the four men are informed of the progress of their cases;
  • Ensure that the four men are either released or tried in line with international fair trial standards, and not for the peaceful exercise of their rights to freedom of expression and assembly



Shenzhen Municipal No.2 Detention Centre          

Shangmeilin Gong’anjie 

Futianqu, Shenzhen Shi

Guangdong Sheng 518000

People’s Republic of China   

Salutation: Dear Director



Xu Wenhai

Shenzhen Municipal Public Security Bureau         

4018 Jiefanglu, Luohuqu       

Shenzhen Shi, Guangdong Sheng

People’s Republic of China

Email: xwh@sz.gov.cn

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.


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