Chinese Human Rights Defender Huang Yan Claims Asylum in Taiwan

Taiwan has allowed the prominent Chinese dissident to enter the country.

The News Lens
Date: 2018/05/30
By: David Green

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Yang Sen-hong

Updating at 16:43 with news that Huang Yan has been granted leave to remain in Taiwan for three months, and at 18:15 with additional comments.

Huang Yan, 48, a Chinese human rights activist who was granted refugee status by the United Nations in 2016, has claimed political asylum in Taiwan and been granted leave to stay in the country for three months, The News Lens has learned.

Huang arrived at Taoyuan International Airport on China Airlines flight CI 762 from Jakarta, Indonesia, at around 9 p.m. yesterday, according to Bob Fu, president of U.S.-based NGO China Aid, which assists persecuted faith communities in China.

China Aid had submitted written appeals to the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) and Taiwanese authorities to act in support of her case, urging them to refrain from deporting her back to China, where she is certain to face persecution.    [FULL  STORY]

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