Postcard Campaign jointly organized by the China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group (CHRLCG), the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China (the Alliance), the Justice and Peace Commission of the Hong Kong Catholic Diocese, and the Student Union of the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
China Lawyers Statement Concerning Lawyer Wang Yu’ Disappearance
(101 cosignatory as of 10 July 2015 11 a.m.)
On 9th July 2015, lawyer Wang Yu sent a message on Weixin from her home in Beijing at around 00:10a.m.. The message was as follows: “After sending my husband and my son to the airport, the power at my home was cut. Internet connection was also lost. I heard somebody trying to pry the door open and talking in low voices outside my home. I tried to call my husband and my son but failed to reach them.” After 04:00a.m., contact with Wang was lost.
The most important Chinese holiday, is naturally Lunar New Year. While you are preparing for your festive dinner, please do not forget the human rights lawyers in Mainland China. Some human rights lawyers taking up "sensitive" cases or participate in June 4th commemoration faced criminal charges or sentencing or were disbarred. 13 human rights lawyers have been criminal charged in 2014 alone, namely Pu Zhiqiang, Chang Boyang, Ji Laisong, Liu Shihui, Wang Quanping, Xu Zhiyong, Ding Jiaxi, Tang Jingling, Yu Wensheng, Qu Zhenhong, Xia Lin, Guo Feixiong, Cai Ying.
Beijing human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng’s wife Geng He and her two children left mainland China and succeeded in arriving in the United States last week. However, Lawyer Gao himself is still missing. We call on everyone to continue to concern for the persecuted mainland human rights lawyers and activists, in particular Gao Zhisheng, Chen Guangcheng, Guo Feixiong and Beijing human rights activist Hu Jia.