UNITED FRONT:Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong joined a New Power Party lawmaker and two former Sunflower movement leaders to condemn Lee’s continued detention
Date: Apr 03, 2017
By: Chen Wei-han / Staff reporter
Taiwanese and Hong Kong democracy activists yesterday called for the immediate
release of human rights advocate Lee Ming-che (李明哲), who has been detained incommunicado in China for two weeks.
Lee, an instructor at Wenshan Community College and a former Democratic Progressive Party employee, “disappeared” after his arrival in China from Macau on March 19. The Chinese government only announced 10 days later that Lee had been detained for engaging in “activities endangering national security.”
New Power Party Executive Chairman Huang Kuo-ch
ang (黃國昌), Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong (黃之鋒) and former Sunflower movement leaders Lin Fei-fan (林飛帆) and Chen Wei-ting (陳為廷) took part in a Taipei news conference where they condemned Lee’s detention and urged other nations, especially the US, to pay closer attention to China’s human rights violations.