CHINA CONFIRMS DETENTION OF MISSING TAIWAN ACTIVIST|李明哲失聯 國台辦:危害國安名義逮捕

China's Taiwan Affairs Office confirmed on Thursday that former DPP staffer Lee Ming-che, who has been missing in China for 11 days, has been detained for endangering national security. Many believe that Lee's arrest is retribution for Taiwan's earlier arrest of a ''Chinese national'' accused of spying. The DPP legislative caucus held a press conference calling on China to respect human rights and release Lee. The Mainland Affairs Council emphasized that the TAO did not give a satisfactory account of Lee's arrest, and said that China should give a clear explanation to Lee's family. 11 days after former DPP staffer Lee Ming-che went missing in China, China's Taiwan Affairs Office confirmed that he is being detained and investigated for suspected involvement in activities endangering national security. ==MA XIAOGUANG Spokesperson, Taiwan Affairs Office== Taiwan resident Lee Ming-che is suspected of involvement in activities endangering national security. He is under investigation by the relevant authorities. He is in good physical condition. Lee was detained after a Taiwan arrested a Chinese national accused of spying. Some say that this is retribution on China's part. The DPP legislative caucus held a press conference calling on China to release Lee and give a full account of his arrest. ==LEE CHUN-YI DPP Legislator== For a long time, China has not complied with the Cross-Strait Agreement on Joint Crime-Fighting and Judicial Mutual Assistance. We have repeatedly reminded the Ministry of Justice and Mainland Affairs Council of this. If China has arrested someone just because Taiwan arrested a Chinese spy, at least accuse him of a crime. The Mainland Affairs Council said that the TAO's account of the arrest is unclear and that China should give a clear explanation to Lee's family and Taiwanese society. Lee's wife is worried about his health. ==LEE CHING-YU Lee Ming-che's wife== My husband suffers from high blood pressure. He did not bring nearly enough medicine for the number of days he's been missing. Yesterday I received a clear message from the government that he is in the hands of China's security forces. So now at least, I know where to send the medicine. ==CHIU CHUI-CHENG Dep. Minister, MAC== The results of the legal investigation should be made public as soon as possible. We will assist the family every way we could. Lee's wife said that she has given her husband's medicine to the Straits Exchange Foundation in hopes that they could deliver it to him. She is still calling on the Chinese government to clarify matters and allow a family visit. TRANSLATED BY:JOHN CHEN 在中國失聯11天的前民進黨黨工李明哲,國台辦今天證實,以危害國安的名義逮捕,被外界解讀是對共諜案的報復。立法院民進黨團舉行記者會,要求中國尊重人權,並且呼籲快點放人。陸委會強調,國台辦的說法不夠充分,希望陸方趕快給家屬,一個清楚的交代。 前民進黨黨工李明哲,前往中國已經失聯11天,中國國台辦上午證實,李明哲因為涉嫌從事危害國家安全活動,正接受相關部門調查。 ==國台辦發言人 馬曉光== 1台灣居民李明哲 因涉嫌從事危害國家安全活動 已接受有關部門調查 目前身體狀況良好 李明哲事件發生在國內爆發共諜案之後,也有人解讀,是陸方刻意報復。而立法院民進黨黨團上午舉行記者會,呼籲中國快點放人,並且要求尊重人權,儘快說清楚拘留過程。 ==民進黨立委 李俊俋== 我們長久以來 中國都不遵守兩岸互助協議 這個我們在多次的質詢 都提醒法務部 提醒陸委會 那中國如果是因為 台灣有共諜案的發生 就隨便抓一個人 那你至少要一個罪名吧 陸委會認為,國台辦說法還是含糊不清,希望陸方說清楚,給家屬和台灣社會一個清楚的交代;而李明哲的太太,則是很擔心丈夫的身體健康。 ==李明哲妻子 李淨瑜== 我先生是一個高血壓患者 他當時帶的藥 已經遠遠超過 他現在失蹤的日期了 那我昨天是非常清楚的 有透過政府方面的間接消息 告訴我李明哲在公安的手中 那我想 這樣至少我有了個方向 藥總算可以送到了吧 ==陸委會副主委 邱垂正(有CG)== 司法的偵訊的結果 也應該儘速的 對外說明 那我們也會協助家屬 一切相關必要的援助 李淨瑜表示,已經在民間團體的陪同下,前往海基會送藥,希望海基會轉交,再次強烈呼籲中國政府盡速公布相關資訊,並且允許家屬前往探視。 記者陳佳鑫 陳昌維 台北報導

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