Taiwan News: Wife of Jailed Activist Asks China to Allow Third Party Prison Visits

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Date: 2019/01/30
By: TNL Daily News

Credit: AP / Chiang Ying-ying

Lee Ching-yu (李凈瑜), the wife of jailed Taiwanese democracy advocate Lee Ming-che (李明哲), urged Beijing on Tuesday to allow Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) and international rights groups to visit her husband on her behalf, CNA reports.

The Taiwan Association for Human Rights (TACHR) said on Monday Lee Ching-yu had been barred from visiting her husband for at least three months after being accused of Chishan Prison in Hunan province of distorting facts after her previous visit on Dec. 18.

Lee Ching-yu, at a news conference at Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan, urged Beijing to release videos recorded during her visit should they believe her account of prison conditions is incorrect.

She said at a Dec. 24 news conference that her husband’s bank account had been frozen, leaving him unable to buy clothes and food, and said the food at the prison was mostly rotten.    [FULL  STORY]

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