Release Political Activist from Detainment

Target: Zhang Jun, China’s Minister of Justice

Goal: Release Taiwanese citizen from detainment in China.

A human rights activist from Taiwan was detained by the Chinese authorities while he visited the country to meet friends. Lee Ming-cheh went missing for well over a week before Chinese officials announced they had him in custody. He has been charged with endangering national security.

Ming-cheh’s rights are being violated by Chinese authorities. He has not been allowed to see a lawyer and Taiwanese officials do not know of his whereabouts. His arrest has further soured relations between China and Taiwan, which sees itself as independent from Beijing (meanwhile, Beijing believes otherwise).

Ming-cheh must be released immediately. His political beliefs do no warrant his arrest. His treatment is in stark contrast to international human rights laws. Ming-cheh had been detained without his country’s knowledge and still nothing is known of his condition. Sign the petition and demand that he be released.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Minister Jun,

Taiwan citizen and human rights activist Lee Ming-cheh was detained by Chinese authorities. He was charged with endangering national security, with little evidence as to suggest why. His condition is currently unknown by his family, friends, and the government of Taiwan.

This arrest of a human rights activist will only further damage relations between China and Taiwan. It also completely goes against all international laws in regards to human rights. I demand that Ming-cheh be released and allowed to return home to his family.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Luo Shaoyang

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