Wife of jailed Taiwanese activist to attend Trump address

Lee Ching-yu has been invited to the U.S. ceremony on Tuesday night

Taiwan News
Date: 2019/02/05
By: Central News Agency

Lee Ching-yu (By Associated Press)

WASHINGTON (CNA) — Lee Ching-yu (李凈瑜), the wife of a Taiwanese democracy advocate jailed in China, has been invited to attend U.S. President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address on Tuesday night, according to an NGO helping organize her U.S. visit.

In a telephone interview with CNA, Taiwan Association for China Human Rights (TACHR) Chairman Yang Hsien-hung (楊憲宏) said Lee will attend Trump’s speech at the invitation of Republican Representative Chris Smith.

Lee Ching-yu’s presence will reflect Washington’s concerns over the rights of the jailed activist, Lee Ming-che (李明哲), which are being undermined by the Chinese regime, Yang said.

Lee Ching-yu arrived in Washington on Sunday for a week-long visit in an attempt to seek international assistance for her husband after accusing China of treating him in an inhumane manner.    [FULL  STORY]

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