Radio Taiwan International
NGO worker Lee Ming-che has been held for 40 days. (CNA photo)
A number of human rights groups got together on Friday calling for continued focus on the case of a Taiwanese NGO worker detained by China.
Human rights activist Lee Ming-che has been held for 40 days after he entered mainland China via Macao in the middle of March. His whereabouts and condition remain unknown, as do the exact charges against him. Chinese authorities have said only that he has been detained on suspicion of “harming national security.” His case has started to draw attention from international media.
Groups including the Taiwan Association for Human Rights condemned the Chinese authorities’ handling of the case. Lin Hsiu-hsin, head of the Taiwan Association of University Professors, said Lee’s detention would serve to further alienate people in Taiwan regarding China. [FULL STORY]