Amnesty Int’l urges Beijing to free activist

The China Post
Date: April 2, 2017
By: The China Post news staff

Amnesty International and other local civic groups Saturday urged China to release

Civic groups urge China to release detained Taiwanese human rights activist Lee Ming-che (pictured) during a press conference in Taipei on Saturday, April 1. (CNA)

Taiwanese human rights activist Lee Ming-che, who is being held on being held on suspicion of “endangering national security.”

China has confirmed the detention of Lee, a former Democratic Progressive Party staffer, but has not given details about the charges.

At a joint press conference in Taipei, Amnesty, along with representatives from more than 20 Taiwan civic groups, urged Beijing to reveal Lee’s whereabouts and release him. It also called on the government in China to provide guarantees that Lee would not be tortured and that he be given contact with his family and lawyers.   [FULL  STORY]

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