onsdag 29. mars 2017

Taiwanese rights advocate Lee Ming-che held in China

A prominent Taiwanese human rights advocate has been detained in China and is under investigation on suspicion of harming national security, the Chinese government has said. It is the first official comment about Lee Ming-che since he went missing in southern China earlier in March. Mr Lee is in good health, officials say. No details have been released about where he is being held. He specialises in promoting human rights and democracy on social media. The BBC's John Sudworth in Beijing says that his detention fits a pattern of increasing intolerance in China of human rights and civil society activists, including those based overseas. Read more