By: Lu Hsin-huei and Ko Lin
Taipei, Sept. 11 (CNA) The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) on Monday urged
authorities in China to release Taiwanese human rights activist Lee Ming-che (李明哲) and to assure his safe return to Taiwan.
In a statement released late Monday after the hearing, the MAC commended China’s act of good will for allowing Lee’s wife and mother to attend his hearing in China, and it said the government will do everything it can to help Lee’s family to secure his release.
Meanwhile, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) also called on China to consider the impact Lee’s case would have on cross-strait relations and urged Chinese authorities not to make Taiwan-China relations even more tense than they already are.
The Taiwanese human rights advocate went missing after entering China via Macao on March 19, and he was later confirmed to have been detained by Chinese authorities. [FULL STORY]