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The husband and brother of detained women’s rights activist Su Changlan have been released on bail. Su Changlan remains behind bars.

Well-known women’s rights activist Su Changlan was taken away from her home by police on 27 October 2014. She has been formally arrested for ‘inciting subversion of state power’, a charge which could lead to life imprisonment. It is believed the charges against her are as a result of posts she made online in support of the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. Su Changlan’s lawyers have made several requests to visit her since her detention, but they have all been rejected.

Su Changlan’s friend, Chen Qitang (also known as Tian Li), who had been providing legal assistance and petitioned for her release, was detained on 25 November 2014 and formally arrested on 31 December 2014 for ‘inciting subversion of state power’.

He has been detained in Nanhai District Detention Centre and has not had access to his lawyers. Please write immediately in Chinese, English or your own language:

Calling on the authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Su Changlan and Chen Qitang:

Urging the authorities to ensure that pending their release, they all have regular, unrestricted access to their lawyers and families as well as any medical attention they may require, and are protected from torture and other ill-treatment.


Director Jiang Kaixin
Foshan City Public Security Bureau
No. 8 Lingnan Dadaobei, Shanchengqu
Foshan City, Guangdong Province
People’s Republic of China
Salutation: Dear Director

Director Nanhai District Detention Centre
Shishan Zhaoda Management Zone
Foshan City
Guangdong Province
People’s Republic of China
Salutation: Dear Director

Director Li Chunsheng
Guangdong Provincial Public Security
Department No. 97 Huanghualu
Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province
People’s Republic of China
Salutation: Dear Director

Also send copies to:
Ambassador Cui Tiankai, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China
3505 International Place NW, Washington DC 20008
Phone: 1 202 495 2266 Email: