IN THE DARK:One human rights advocate said Beijing’s failure to notify Taipei of Lee Ming-che’s arrest within 24 hours violated his human rights and cross-strait accords
Date: Mar 30, 2017
By: Chen Wei-han / Staff reporter
Following confirmation yesterday of the detention of Taiwanese human rights advocate
Lee Ming-che (李明哲) by Chinese authorities, Lee’s wife and civil rights groups called for his immediate release and condemned Beijing for holding him incommunicado for undisclosed reasons.
China’s Taiwan Affairs Office announced that Lee was being investigated on suspicion of “endangering national security” and was “currently in good physical condition,” which was the first official confirmation of his detention since he arrived in China from Macau on March 19.
Following the announcement, Lee’s wife, Lee Ching-yu (李淨瑜), called on Beijing to immediately release her husband, clarify the charges brought against him and ensure his rights. [FULL STORY]