Local, foreign groups petition for Taiwanese activist’s release

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/04/07
By: Liu Kuan-ting and Lilian Wu

Taipei, April 7 (CNA) A total of 136 local and overseas human rights groups and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have joined a petition drive to call for China to immediately release detained Taiwanese human rights and pro-democracy advocate Lee Ming-che (李明哲), according to a rights group on Friday.

Lee, a former Democratic Progressive Party worker, a staff member at Wenshan Community College in Taipei, as well as a volunteer at the local NGO Covenant Watch, was detained by China after entering the mainland’s Zhuhai city via Macau on March 19.

China confirmed 10 days later that Lee has been detained on suspicious of endangering national security. But it has yet to disclose where he is being held or any details about his alleged violations.    [FULL  STORY]

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