Radio Taiwan International
Lee Ching-yu, the wife of a Taiwanese NGO worker detained in China, departed for
the United States on Sunday. She is set to attend a House committee meeting in an attempt to bring pressure to bear to free her husband.
Her husband, Lee Ming-che, has been held in China since the middle of March on suspicion of “endangering national security”. Chinese authorities have refused to clarify the exact charges against him or other details of his detention. It is believed that Lee’s detention is related to his human rights advocacy and reflects a tougher stance from Beijing on the activities of NGOs.
Lee Ching-yu was invited to attend the House hearing together with other partners of individuals detained by Chinese authorities. [FULL STORY]