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Europe Daily Bulletin No. 12308

1 August 2019
EXTERNAL ACTION / China
EU urges Beijing to immediately release Huang Qi
Brussels, 31/07/2019 (Agence Europe)

The spokesperson of the European External Action Service urged the Chinese authorities on Tuesday evening, 30 July, to release Huang Qi, "a prominent Chinese human rights activist and journalist and founder of the 64 Tianwang website” who has been monitoring human rights violations in China for several years and promoting press freedom.

The day before, Huang Qi, 56 years old and seriously ill, was sentenced to 12 years in prison for "illegally providing State secrets to foreign entities"...

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