Target: Ma Qingming, CPC Secretary of Suizhou, China
Goal: Release human rights activist and editor of human rights website from Chinese prison.
Liu Feiyue, a human rights activist and editor of a human rights website, was arrested by police in the city of Suizhou, China earlier this month. He has been arrested under the charge of “subversion,” which is a charge used to arrest activists and political dissidents who attempt to challenge the government and its power. It holds a maximum sentence of life in prison.
Liu founded his website a decade ago and used it to published news about China’s alleged human rights violations. He attempted to add transparency to the nation’s authoritarian regime, and has instead been silenced.
Life in prison should not be a punishment for speaking freely. Liu has been in prison for several weeks, yet the security bureau will not release any news on his well-being. Sign the petition and demand Liu’s release so he can return to his family instead of spending the rest of his life in prison for simply speaking his mind.
Dear Secretary Qingming,
Liu Feiyue, a human rights activist and an editor for a human rights website, was arrested several weeks ago in your city. He faces charges of subversion and attempting to challenge the government and its power. As a result, he may spend the rest of his life in prison.
A lifetime in prison should not be a punishment for speaking and writing freely. The government’s treatment of him only further supports the claims Liu has been making on his website. The fact that your police will give no updates on his well-being is also highly troubling and brings up serious human rights questions. I ask that you release Liu and allow him to return to his family.
[Your Name Here]
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