By: Evelyn Kao
Taipei, May 14 (CNA) The wife of a Taiwan human rights activist detained in China
and representatives from an international non-governmental organization departed on Sunday for the United States to attend a House committee hearing, at the invitation of a senior member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Ed Royce, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, has sent an invitation to Lee Ching-yu (李凈瑜), the wife of Lee Ming-che (李明哲), who has been detained for 57 days in China, Chiu Ling-yao (邱齡瑤), secretary-general of the Taiwan Association for China Human Rights and the spokesman for the NGO working for Lee’s release said on Sunday.
In addition to the United States, Chiu said they will also seek support from the European Union and United Nations in their efforts to secure Lee’s release.