Tsai urged to pan activist’s detention

UNDERMINEDRights activists have said that the government’s refusal to be tough on China could be viewed on the international stage as acquiescence to Beijing’s jurisdiction

Taipei Times
Date: Apr 02, 2017
By: Abraham Gerber / Staff reporter

A coalition of more than 18 groups yesterday condemned the detention of human rights

A panel of non-governmental organization members yesterday discuss the detention of human rights advocate Lee Ming-che in China, at a news conference at National Taiwan University’s Alumni Hall in Taipei. Photo: CNA

activist Lee Ming-che (李明哲), calling on the government to issue a tougher response.

Lee, a former Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) staffer and instructor at Wenshan Community College, has been held incommunicado for about two weeks by Chinese authorities, who say he was involved in “activities that threaten [China’s] national security.”

He was reported in the media as missing on March 21, shortly after entering Guangzhou from Macau.

His wife, Lee Ching-yu (李淨瑜), said the purpose of his trip was to share Taiwan’s democratization experience.    [FULL  STORY]

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