INTERVIEW: Trump, Venezuela and the Riddle of Freeing a Taiwanese Activist from China

The News Lens
Date: 2017/05/08
By: Edward White

As the wife of a Taiwanese man detained in China travels to the U.S. and Europe to

Photo Credit: Reuters/達志影像

lobby the international community for support, a prominent U.S. human rights lawyer sees several reasons for optimism as to why Trump may not be so bad on human rights after all.

Lee Ching-yu (李凈瑜), wife of the Taiwanese human rights activist detained in China, plans to leave Taipei in the coming weeks for the United States and Europe in a bid to lobby foreign governments to press Beijing for her husband’s release.

Lee Ming-che (李明哲), 42, has not been heard from after flying from Taipei to Macau and into Guangdong on March 19. China, which has confirmed he was detained by a branch of the state security police for “involvement in a threat to national security,” has not detailed where he is or the charges he faces.    [FULL  STORY]

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