New Jersey State Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula Urges President Bush to Take the Strongest Action Possible to Rescue Charles Li
New Jersey General Assembly
September 8, 2003
To: President George W. Bush, Secretary of State Colin L. Powell, United States Congress, U.S. Ambassador Clark T. Randt, Jr.
We, United States government officials at various levels, are extremely concerned about our fellow American, Dr. Charles Lee. of Menlo Park, California who has been detained in China for over 6 months.
Dr. Lee was arrested as soon as he got off the plane at the Guangzhou Airport on January 22, 2003. He was later rushed through a one day show trial and sentenced to a 3-year prison term for his "intention" to expose the human rights violation suffered by the Falun Gong practitioners in China.
More and more evidence reveals that Dr. Lee has been mentally and physically abused, and the persecution is escalating.
Besides Dr. Lee, the family members and loved ones of dozens of U.S. citizens and residence are also in labor camps facing torture at this very moment simply because they are practitioners of Falun Gong.
We urge you to take the strongest action possible to rescue Dr. Lee and call for release of the US f members. We must defend the founding principles of this country: freedom and justice for all.
Upendra J. Chivukula
cc: Chinese President Hu, Jintao
cc: Chinese Ambassador Yang, Jiechi