Photo used to smear Lee Ching-yu, delegation says

Taipei Times
Date: Sep 17, 2017
By: Staff writer, with CNA

Lee Ching-yu (李凈瑜), Taiwanese human rights activist Lee Ming-che’s (李明哲) wife, on Friday said she was being framed, after an allegedly misleading photograph surfaced online of her holding hands with a man who traveled to China with her.

Now back in Taiwan, she said through the Taiwan Association for Human Rights that the photograph, which shows her apparently holding hands with a member of the delegation that accompanied her to China, shows the two strategizing how to save her husband.

The man in the photo is Hsiao I-ming (蕭逸民), head of the Appeals Center of the Taiwan-based Judicial Reform Foundation, who along with Lu Pei-ling (呂培苓) and former Democratic Progressive Party legislator Wang Li-ping (王麗萍) accompanied Lee Ching-yu to China for Lee Ming-che’s trial.

The delegation members speculated that the photo was likely taken by a member of the Chinese security detail that surveilled them during their stay in China.

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