Chinese-Australian Dr Yang Hengjun, a pro-democracy writer, is detained in China. He has been charged with espionage – and faces a long prison sentence if found guilty. Let’s send him a message and stand in solidarity with Dr Yang.

He was detained in January 2019. Yang hasn’t seen his family for over two years, and his health and well-being are suffering after years of detention. There are grave concerns that he is at risk of torture and other ill-treatment.  

You can stand with Dr Yang by sending him a message of support . 

Follow the steps below to stand in solidarity with Dr Yang.

Here’s how it works: 

  1. You write a short message of support, and provide your details,
  2. We compile all of the messages and print them, with only your first name,
  3. We send them to Dr Yang, 
  4. Dr Yang will know that people are standing in solidarity with him and supporting his fight for freedom.

Below is a sample message of support – use it to start your own message, and help keep hope alive for Dr Yang and his family.

Dr Yang – I want to send a message of support so you know that myself and thousands of others are standing with you and your family. I want you to know that you’re not alone in your struggle, we are standing with you in your fight.