Taipei June 4 vigil calls for release of detained Taiwan activist

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/06/04
By: Lu Hsin-hui and S.C. Chang

Taipei, June 4 (CNA) Civilian groups commemorating the 28th anniversary of China’s brutal crackdown on pro-democracy protesters on Beijing’s Tiananmen Square said Sunday that in addition to showing concerns for China’s human rights record, they were also expressing their support for detained Taiwan activist Lee Ming-che (李明哲).

Secretary General Chiu E-ling (邱伊翎) of Taiwan Association for Human Rights, one of the organizers of the Taipei gathering, said Lee will not be the last Taiwanese to be detained on dubious charges and she regrets that both President Tsai Ing-wen and former President Ma Ying-jeou have just issued bland statements calling on China to free Lee as soon as possible.

If the Chinese government keeps ignoring the agreements it signed with Taiwan and refusing to answer Taiwan government’s calls for supplying information on Lee’s situation, “should Taiwan just acquiesce or stand up and look for effective ways to force it to respond?” she asked.    [FULL  STORY]

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