SEF staff to accompany human rights advocate’s wife to Beijing

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/04/04
By: Kao Chao-fen, Liu Kuan-ting and Lilian Wu

Taipei, April 4 (CNA) The Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) confirmed Tuesday that its staff will accompany the wife of a detained Taiwanese human rights advocate to Beijing next Monday.

Lee Li-chen (李麗珍), SEF deputy secretary-general and spokeswoman, said the SEF has informed its mainland counterpart, the Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS), of the appeal of Ming-che’s (李明哲) wife and her flight details.

The SEF and ARATS are semi-official bodies set up by Taiwan and China to handle issues related to civilian exchanges in the absence of official ties.

The spokeswoman called on the Chinese side to “respect the wishes of Mrs. Lee, arrange for her to see her husband and ensure her freedom and safety while in China.”

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