Lee Ming-che has been detained in China for 13 days now.
By: Wendy Lee , Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The wife of a Taiwanese human rights activist who has been
detained in China held a press conference Friday stating her decision not to hire an attorney for “useless legal defense “and will fly to Beijing herself to seek release of her husband.
Lee Ming-che (李明哲), human rights activist and former worker for the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), went missing on March 19 after crossing over from Macau into Guangdong Province.
His wife, Lee Ching-yu (李凈瑜), believed her husband had been detained in China, as a Taiwanese government source told, while Beijing’s Taiwan Affairs Office on Wednesday confirmed the source to be true after more than a week of snubbing requests from Taiwan’s government for information.
Taiwan Affairs Office spokesman Ma Xiaoguang (馬曉光) in a regular press conference on March 29 acknowledged the first time that Lee was being investigated for allegedly “engaged in activities endangering national security.“ [FULL STORY]