It has been over a week since Ai Weiwei and Wen Tao disappeared … that sort of lack of communication is totally illegal according to Chinese law, as it relates to China having signed the Geneva Convention on the
Standard minimum rules for the treatment of prisoners adopted by the First United nations Congress on the prevention of Crime and Treatment of Offenders, held in Geneva in 1955.
Article 92 states:
“An untried prisoner shall be allowed to inform immediately his family of his detention and shall be given all reasonable facilities for communicating with his family and friends, and for receiving visits from them, subject only to restrictions and supervision as are necessary in the interests of the administration of justice and of the security and good order of the institution”.
Let’s pray for some good news soon.