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China should release Taiwan activist, says U.S. religious freedom envoy

January 12, 2019 / Yimou Lee

The U.S. ambassador for religious freedom on Tuesday called for the release of a Taiwan activist jailed in China, saying the case was highly concerning to the U.S. government. Sam Brownback said activist Li Ming-che, a community college lecturer and an activist at a human rights non-governmental organization in Taiwan, should be reunited with his wife. “We call on the government of China to release him back to her and Taiwan,” Brownback said, referring to the activist’s wife, Li Ching-yu, who warned the international community to pay attention to China’s human rights record.