Protect Family and Friends of Lawyer from China

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Target: Minister of Foreign Affairs Yang Jiechi Buzhang for People’s Republic of China

Goal: Protect family and friends of human rights lawyer in China who left the country after imprisonment and beatings.

Chen Guangcheng, a human rights lawyer in China who worked to expose forced abortions and sterilization, escaped the country after mistreatment and imprisonment, but his family is now being harassed and detained. When officials learned Chen escaped, they stormed his extended family’s home. Sign this petition, asking the Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Republic of China to protect Chen’s family and friends still in China.

When the officials stormed the house, Chen Kegui, Chen Guangcheng’s nephew, grabbed a kitchen knife to defend his family and is now in detention under suspicion of intentional homicide. Associates of Chen’s were also taken in for questioning or are under house arrest. Chen reported being tortured in detention and beaten along with his wife while under illegal house arrest.

Chen Kegui deserves a proper attorney and fair trial and Chen deserves justice for his treatment during detainment. Take action and demand protection for Chen’s family and friends and an investigation into the mistreatment of Chen and his wife. Sign this petition, demanding justice by Minister of Foreign Affairs Yang Jiechi Buzhang.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Yang Jiechi Buzhang,

The family and friends of Chen Guangcheng, a human rights lawyer, are facing mistreatment now that he left the country. Chen was working to expose forced abortions and sterilization, and faced illegal house arrest and imprisonment being beaten and tortured. Now his family and friends are being detained and placed under house arrest. I am writing asking you to protect Chen’s extended family and friends still in China.

When the officials stormed the house of Chen’s extended family after he escaped, Chen Kegui, Chen Guangcheng’s nephew, grabbed a kitchen knife to defend his family and is now in detention under suspicion of intentional homicide. Associates of Chen’s were also taken in for questioning or are under house arrest. Chen reported being tortured in detention and beaten along with his wife while under illegal house arrest.

Chen Kegui deserves a proper attorney and fair trial, and there should be an investigation into the torture and beating of Chen and his wife. Please make sure this happens. Also, you need to protect Chen’s family and friends still in China from house arrest and detainment.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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