Demand a Fair Investigation for Man Accused of Belonging to Chinese Criminal Organization

Target: Chen Huagui, Chief Prosecutor of Huizhou City

Goal: Offer Wu Wai Sing, who was arrested on suspicion of involvement with a Chinese criminal organization, a fair investigation free from torture

Businessman and U.S National Wu Wai Sing, 53, was arrested on June 22, 2012 and has been detained at Guangdong province in southern China since then. Rumors state that the police, under the Huizhou government, has been torturing Wu  and about 21 other prisoners who were arrested on the same day.

Wu was driving from Guangzhou city to Huizhou city when he was stopped and arrested by the police at around five in the morning. About 40 other individuals were arrested as well. Wu was arrested under the suspicion of being involved with the triad society, a Chinese criminal organization. According to article 254 under criminal law, Wu is accused of organizing, leading, and planning triad activities within the province. He faces charges that include extortion, kidnapping, and arson. Of the 40 individuals roughly half of them, who had no ties to Wu, were released. The other half were Wu’s employees and colleagues.

On July 14, Wu was able to meet his lawyer. During this meeting, Wu told his lawyer that he has been severely tortured by the police. He was beaten constantly for answers. Wu cited events in which the police banged his head so hard against the floor that he lost consciousness only to be forcibly awaken with cold water. He admitted that he confessed to crimes under duress.

Wu was a part of a business venture with Sing Ton Hing. They invested in a retail fruit market which grew to be one of the biggest markets in Guangzhou, worth roughly 120 million yuan, equivalent to $19 million dollars. The partnership fell apart in favor of Wu and his family believes that there might be a link between Wu’s arrest and his flourishing business.

The U.S. Department of State and Embassy have refused to investigate Wu’s arrest despite his U.S. citizenship and pleas from his family; Wu was born in China but resides in Los Angeles, LA. We demand that Wu gets a just and fair investigation without torture. On top of that, information acquired during his detainment should be void due to torture.


Dear Chen Huagui, Chief Prosecutor of Huizhou City,

The detainment of businessman and U.S. citizen Wu Wai Sing, 53, is unjust. The torture and suffering your government has put him through must stop. The claims against him has not been thoroughly investigated, nor has there been significant proof that he is guilty.

It has come to my attention that he has been detained for over a month. Charges against him include organizing, planning, and carrying out triad-related events. However, no just evidence has been provided. Wu’s one meeting with his lawyer revealed multiple incidents of torture. Wu has been deprived of sleep, severely beaten, and constantly pressed for answers.

As the chief prosecutor, I urge you to put an end to this injustice. Wu deserves a fair investigation, one without torture. Furthermore, information acquired during his torture should be rendered void.


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