LOW PROFILE:A statement by a task force involved with Lee Ming-che’s rescue said his family members were asked to ‘lay low’ if they want China to release him
Date: May 26, 2017
By: Chung Li-hua / Staff reporter
Lee Ching-yu’s (李凈瑜) trip to the US last week to seek help in freeing her husband,
human rights advocate Lee Ming-che (李明哲), was arranged by US non-governmental organization (NGO) China Aid, a statement released yesterday by a task force involved with the rescue efforts said.
Lee Ming-che was detained after entering Zhuhai, China, from Macau on March 19. He used to work for the Democratic Progressive Party and is a staff member at Wenshan Community College in Taipei, as well as a volunteer at the NGO Covenant Watch.
Lee Ching-yu on Thursday last week testified at a US House of Representatives committee hearing about her husband’s detention.
Chinese-language Next Magazine this week reported that President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) sent aids to help arrange Lee Ching-yu’s US visit. [FULL STORY]