Taiwan’s US envoy has used a letter on Liu Xiaobo to the Washington Post to call for Lee Ming-che’s release

The China Post
Date: July 17, 2017
By: The China Post

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taipei’s envoy to Washington has used a letter about Liu Xiaobo in

Liu Xiaobo (left) and Lee Ming-che (photos supplied)

the Washington Post to call for the release of Taiwanese democracy activist Lee Ming-che (李明哲).

In the brief letter, representative Stanley Kao (高碩泰) appears to draw a parallel between China’s treatment of Liu, a democracy advocate and Nobel Peace Prize laureate who died Thursday, and Lee, who has been held by Chinese authorities since traveling to Macau in March.

“Mr. Liu’s lifelong beliefs are the core values we live by in Taiwan, namely an abiding respect for human rights and due process of law.”

Liu was imprisoned multiple times throughout his life.

Kao then points to Lee’s detainment.    [FULL  STORY]

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