2019年12月26日，丁家喜因參與在福建省廈門市的一個私人聚會，被山東省煙台市公安局強行帶走，被 “指定居所監視居住” 秘密關押六個月不予律師會見。 2020年6月19日，丁家喜被山東省臨沂市公安局正式逮捕並被移送臨沭縣看守所，但被化名關押，被繼續與外界隔絕。他的律師要求會見的申請也遭到警方的拒絕。
The Chinese Communist Party must Handle Ding Jiaxi’s Case Publicly, Fairly, and Transparently
To: Minister Zhao Kezhi,
Ministry of Public Security of the People’s Republic of China
14 East Chang An Street, Dong Cheng District
Beijing 100741, China
CC: Mr. Li Dengquan
Linyi Municipal Public Security Bureau,
#7 Shanghai Road, Lanshan District,
Linyi, 276000, Shandong Province, China
CC: Ambassador Cui Tiankai
Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the United States of America
3505 International Place, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008 U.S.A.
On December 26, 2019, Ding Jiaxi was forcefully taken away by Yantai Public Security Bureau in Shandong province for participating in a private friends’ gathering at Xiamen, Fujian province. He has been kept in secret detention under “residential surveillance at a designated location” since then and he has had no access to his family and his lawyers. Ding Jiaxi was formally arrested by Linyi Public Security Bureau of Shandong province on June 19 and was moved to Linshu Detention Center under a fake name so that no one can request to visit him. His lawyers’ requests to meet him were also denied by the authorities.
From reliable sources, whose identities we will not reveal out of concern for their safety, we also have learned that Ding Jiaxi has indeed been tortured, as we feared, while kept under residential surveillance at a designated location in Yantai.
By secretly detaining and torturing Ding Jiaxi, the Chinese authorities have violated Chinese laws and the international human rights laws that the Chinese government committed to abide by.
We demand that the Chinese authorities abide by the Chinese Constitution, the Criminal Procedure Law of People’s Republic of China, and the international laws. Based on these laws, we demand in particular that they do the following:
- Guarantee Ding Jiaxi’s right to meet his lawyers. Guarantee his lawyers’ right to practice in their representation of Ding Jiaxi, including their full access to the case file and their right to defend Ding Jiaxi.
- Guarantee Ding Jiaxi’s right to communicate by letter with his family and his lawyers.
- Truthfully publicize his current physical and mental condition as proof that he is not subject to continuous torture.
- Conduct Ding Jiaxi’s case publicly, fairly, and transparently for all to see.
In China, a website sponsored by the People’s Supreme Court livestreams over tens of thousands of court hearings on a daily basis, but few, if any, cases of human rights have been broadcast to the public.
We are watching Ding Jiaxi’s case closely without fail. We will not hesitate to expose to the international community any wrongdoings of the Chinese judiciary against Ding Jiaxi.
Unless the Chinese authorities handle Ding Jiaxi’s case in an open, fair and transparent manner, until the Chinese authorities meet the above requests to our satisfaction, we demand Ding Jiaxi’s immediate and unconditional release!