Wife of imprisoned Taiwan activist to seek U.S. government’s help

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/02/02
By: Miao Zong-han and Lee Hsin-Yin

CNA file photo

Taipei, Feb. 2 (CNA) Lee Ching-yu (李凈瑜), wife of Taiwanese democracy advocate Lee Ming-che (李明哲), will visit the United States on Sunday to raise government awareness of the situation regarding her husband’s imprisonment in China, according to a Taiwanese NGO that is helping to organize her trip.

During the one-week visit, Lee Ching-yu will make appeals to the U.S. Congress and the Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC), an independent agency of the U.S. government that monitors human rights and rule of law developments in China, the Taiwan Association for China Human Rights (TACHR) said.

The U.S. Congress and the CECC have both been following Lee Ming-che’s case closely and have already had meetings with his wife through representatives who have visited in Taiwan over the past year, according to the TACHR.

In 2017, Lee Ching-yu made a similar trip to the U.S. and met with Matthew Pottinger, the senior director for Asian affairs at the U.S. National Security Council.    [FULL  STORY]

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