Lee Ming-che has been detained for more than 40 days
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – More than 40 days after his detention in China, the wife of
Taiwanese human rights activist Lee Ming-che (李明哲) stands by her campaign to focus international attention on his plight, she said in an interview with the BBC’s Chinese-language service published Tuesday.
Lee disappeared on March 19, the day he crossed from Macau into the Chinese city of Zhuhai, apparently on a trip to pave the way for his mother-in-law to receive medical treatment there.
It took ten days before China’s Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) admitted that he had been detained, supposedly because he was being investigated for “activities harmful to national security.” China prevented his wife, Lee Ching-yu (李凈瑜), from boarding a flight to Beijing to look for him by canceling her travel document. [FULL STORY]