Sunday, January 10, 2016

Urgent Human Rights Action for 7 Chinese

Please write email letters to the People's Republic of China appealing for the release of these prisoners of conscience:
Zhang Zhan, Wang Su'e, Qu Hongxia, Ran Chongbi, Li Meiqing, Wen Rengui and Sheng Lanfu.

From Amnesty International:

They "are currently detained in the Fengtai Detention Centre in Beijing on suspicion of "picking quarrels and provoking trouble”, a charge often used by the authorities to suppress freedom of expression."

"Six of the activists were taken away by plainclothes police officers on 14 December from outside Beijing No. 2 Intermediate People's Court, where they had gathered with several hundred supporters of Pu Zhiqiang."

They were arrested "even though the crowd was peaceful." The individuals
had gathered to protest against the trial of Pu Zhiqiang who was imprisoned
"primarily on the basis of seven social media posts in which he criticized
the government."

"Qu Hongxia, Wang Su'e, Zhang Zhan and Li Meiqing have
been able to meet with their lawyers, while the other three
have not yet been allowed to do so."

Please write courteous letters requesting the release of these prisoners of conscience.


Fengtai District Detention Centre
No. 6 Shagang Village
Yuanpingcheng Dongnanbu
Fengtai Distirct
Beijing, People’s Republic of China
Telephone: +86 10 8368 0063 (Chinese
Salutation: Dear Director

Minister of Public Security
Guo Shengkun
14 Dongchanganjie
Beijingshi 100741
People’s Republic of China
Salutation: Dear Minister

And copies to:
Xin Jinping Guojia Zhuxi
The State Council General Office
2 Fuyoujie
Xichengqu, Beijingshi 100017
People’s Republic of China
Fax: +86 10 6238 1025

Also send copies to:
Ambassador Cui Tiankai, Embassy of the People's Republic of China
3505 International Place NW, Washington DC 20008
Fax: 1 202 495 2138 I Phone: 1 202 495 2266 I Email:

Thanks. Also visit Amnesty International's website for more information about prisoners of conscience and A.I.'s other vital human rights work around the world.

In the Light,

Daniel Wilcox

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