Lee Ming-che arrested for subversion

‘NOT THE LAST’:As Lee is the first Taiwanese to be charged with ‘subversion of state power’ in China, the government has the responsibility to take action, groups said

Taipei Times
Date: May 28, 2017
By: Aaron Tu and Huang Hsin-po / Staff reporters, with CNA

Beijing late on Friday announced that Taiwanese human rights advocate Lee Ming-che

Members of non-governmental organizations yesterday gather in front of the Ministry of Justice in Taipei to demand that the government take action over China’s detention of human rights advocate Lee Ming-che. Photo: Lin Cheng-kung, Taipei Times

(李明哲) is being held for suspected subversion of state power.

The Ministry of Justice yesterday demanded that Beijing inform Taipei of Lee’s condition based on a cross-strait agreement to combat crime and cooperate on legal matters.

After the Chinese Ministry of State Security announced that Lee had been arrested, the justice ministry said it sent an e-mail to the Chinese Supreme People’s Procuratorate demanding that Lee’s physical health, security and litigation rights be protected during the investigation.

It said it also called on the Chinese authorities to allow Lee’s relatives to visit him and to release him immediately after the investigation’s completion.    [FULL  STORY]

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