HELPING HAND:Human rights advocates plan to travel to Europe to seek support for Lee’s release, ideally either next month or in September, the vigil organizers said
Date: May 31, 2017
By: Staff writer, with CNA
A vigil that is to be held in Taipei to commemorate the 28th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre is also to draw attention to Taiwanese human rights advocate Lee Ming-che’s (李明哲) detention in China on charges of “subversion of state power,” the event’s organizers said on Monday.
The vigil is to mention Lee and underline that his case is not isolated, but is one of many amid deteriorating human rights in China, Taiwan Association for Human Rights secretary-general Chiu E-ling (邱伊翎) said.
The vigil, organized by the Taiwanese Students Working Group for Promoting China’s Democratization, the association and the New School for Democracy, is to take place in Liberty Plaza between the National Theater and Concert Hall on Sunday.
The organizers said China’s oppression of human rights advocates has not abated 28 years after the massacre, a bloody crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators in Beijing on June 4, 1989. [FULL STORY]