AI issued 2 Urgent Actions for 2 separate cases in China last week. This has never happened before for as long as I’ve become super-involved with AI in recent years. Since the National Congress of the Communist Party of China is meeting next week, you can just feel the urgency from the authorities to get rid of people they don’t want to be around in Beijing. This first UA is the perfect example.

Beijing-based human rights lawyer, Li Heping was abducted and assaulted by a group of unidentified men on September 29th. During the assault, his attackers reportedly shouted: “Get out of Beijing otherwise we will beat you whenever we see you.” He was dumped in the woods outside of Beijing several hours later and he was badly hurt.

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