Groups rally for Lee Ming-che’s release

FORCED DISAPPEARANCE:Lee Ching-yu appeared at a US congressional hearing to appeal for help for her husband, who has been detained in China since March

Taipei Times
Date: May 20, 2017
By: Sean Lin / Staff reporter, with CNA

Human rights groups yesterday gathered at the Liberty Square in Taipei, demanding

Lee Ching-yu, the wife of human rights advocate Lee Ming-che, who is being detained in China, yesterday attends a US Congressional hearing in Washington. Photo: courtesy of Shih Mi-na

that China immediately release Taiwanese human rights advocate Lee Ming-che (李明哲).

Lee was detained after entering Zhuhai City via Macau on March 19. He used to work for the Democratic Progressive Party and is currently a staff member at Wenshan Community College in Taipei, as well as a volunteer at the non-governmental organization Covenant Watch.

“We hope he will return soon,” Taipei Wenshan Community College president Cheng Hsiu-chuan (鄭秀娟) said.

The rally last night also sought to raise public awareness about forced disappearances.

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