The China Post
Date: Wednesday, July 5, 2017
TAIPEI — The United Nations has agreed to investigate the case of a Taiwan pro-democracy
advocate arrested in China in March, a Taiwan-based human rights groups said late Wednesday.
According to Covenants Watch, the U.N. Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances said that the case of Lee Ming-che’s disappearance in China will be discussed in its next session, set for September 11-15 in Geneva.
“The highly urgent case has drawn attentions from the U.N.,” Covenants Watch chief executive officer Huang Yi-bee told dpa.
It is the first time the U.N.’s human rights mechanism is taking a case about Taiwan, a non-U.N. member, because the alleged violator, China, is a U.N. member, Huang said. [FULL STORY]