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Search Results Detail for 'Lee Ming-cheh'
Personal Details
CECC Record Number: 2017-00248   Ethnic Group:
Detention Status: DET   Sex: M
Issue Category: civil/assoc/dem/info   Age at Detention: 42
Main Name: Lee Ming-cheh   Religion:
Chinese Characters (Main Name): 李明哲 Occupation: university, staff
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Additional Name(s): Li Ming-che, Lee Min-che   Residence Province: (na)
Pinyin Name: Li Mingzhe   Residence Prefecture: (na)
  Residence County: (na)
Imprisonment or Detention Details
Date of Detention: 2017/03/19
Current Prison: Yueyang Mun. PSB Det. Ctr.
Sentence Length (Years): 5
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Province Where Imprisoned (or Detained): Hunan Province
Prefecture Where Imprisoned (or Detained): Yueyang Shi (pref.)
County Where Imprisoned (or Detained): Yueyanglou Dist.
Legal Process
Legal Process: chg/tri/sent   Formal Arrest Date: 2017/mm/dd
Trial Court: Yueyang Intermediate People's Court   Trial Date: 2017/09/11
Sentence Court: Yueyang Intermediate People's Court   Sentence Date: 2017/11/28
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Charge (Statute): CL97-art105   Sent. Ends Per PRC:
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Short Summary
According to the Taiwan Association for Human Rights (30 March 17), HRW (18 April 17), and The News Lens (12 April 17), on March 19, 2017, Taiwan college employee and NGO volunteer Lee Ming-cheh disappeared after he traveled to Zhuhai municipality, Guangdong province, from Macau. On March 29, the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office confirmed that “relevant authorities” had detained Lee on suspicion of “engaging in activities that endanger national security.” Xinhua (26 May 17) reported that Hunan province public security officials arrested Lee on suspicion of “subversion of state power,” saying he “colluded” with people in mainland China and “established illegal organizations.” Authorities did not allow Lee to contact his family or a lawyer and did not disclose where he was being held. On September 11, the Yueyang Intermediate People's Court in Yueyang municipality, Hunan, tried Lee and Peng Yuhua on charges of "subversion of state power" (Xinhua, 11 September 17) and on November 28, sentenced Lee to 5 years in prison (BBC, 28 November 17). Both men pled guilty and would not appeal the court’s decision; observers said it was likely authorities tortured Lee into confessing (AFP, via Yahoo, 11 September 17).