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Taiwan human rights activist describes Chinese prison as 'sweatshop'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At his first news conference since ending a five-year prison sentence in China, human rights activist Lee Ming-che (李明哲) described his prison in Hunan Province as a "...

Taiwan activist released from China says global help worked

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A Taiwanese human rights activist who served five years in jail in China said that international pressure and the tireless advocacy by his wife worked to ensure his safe return t...

Taiwanese activist Lee Ming-che thanks U.S. for support throughout ordeal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a response to U.S. State Department Spokesperson Ned Price’s tweet celebrating human rights activist Lee Ming-che’s (李明哲) release and homecoming, Lee and hi...

Democracy activist Lee Ming-che returns to Taiwan after 5 years in China prison

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan pro-democracy activist Lee Ming-che (李明哲) returned home on Friday morning (April 15) after being imprisoned in China for five years. Lee’s plane touched do...

Taiwanese activist Lee Ming-che expected to be freed from Chinese jail tomorrow

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the Chinese prison sentence for Taiwanese pro-democracy activist Lee Ming-che (李明哲) is anticipated to end on Thursday (April 14), the Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) says t...

Activists want China to free Taiwan human rights worker as jail term nears end

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the end is approaching on China’s five-year prison term for Taiwanese human rights worker Lee Ming-che (李明哲), activists called Friday (March 18) on Beijing to fre...

Activists demand China allow jailed Taiwan human rights worker family visits

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four years after Taiwanese human rights advocate Lee Ming-che (李明哲) disappeared in China, activists on Wednesday (March 17) demanded the restoration of visiting rights to ...

Lee Ching-yu returns to Taiwan without husband after bid to secure his temporary release

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Earlier this week on Monday (Sept. 23), the wife of imprisoned Taiwanese human rights activist Lee Ming-che (李明哲) asked authorities in China to grant him temporary release...

Wife of imprisoned Taiwan activist asks for his temporary release to mourn for late father

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The wife of imprisoned Taiwanese human rights activist Lee Ming-che (李明哲) has asked the Chinese government to grant him temporary leave so he can return to Taiwan to mourn...

Wife to visit Taiwan human rights worker in China jail next week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China has given the green light to Lee Ching-yu (李淨瑜) for a visit next week to her husband, Taiwanese human rights activist Lee Ming-che (李明哲), who is sitting out a five-y...

U.S. to consider action on behalf of Taiwan human rights worker jailed in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – If China does not respond, the United States will consider taking further action on behalf of jailed Taiwanese human rights activist Lee Ming-che (李明哲), U.S. Ambassador-at...

U.S. Ambassador for Religious Freedom to meet Taiwan President

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) will meet United States Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback at an international forum in Taiwan Monday, according ...

Wife of Taiwan human rights worker jailed in China visits U.S. Congress

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After attending President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address earlier in the week, Lee Ching-yu (李淨瑜), the wife of jailed Taiwanese human rights activist Lee M...

Wife of Taiwanese activist jailed in China attends US State of the Union address

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Lee Jing-yu (李凈瑜), wife of jailed Taiwanese human rights activist Lee Ming-che (李明哲), attended the U.S. State of the Union address on Tuesday during a week-long trip in wh...

Wife of jailed Taiwanese activist to attend Trump address

WASHINGTON (CNA) — Lee Ching-yu (李凈瑜), the wife of a Taiwanese democracy advocate jailed in China, has been invited to attend U.S. President Donald Trump's State of the Union Address on Tues...