Detained Hong Kong Journalist faces the DEATH Penalty for seeking a unpublished manuscript by the late deposed Premier Zhao Zi Yang. He has been unfairly accused of Treason in order to imprison him under Chinese Law. (China Detains Journalist as Spy)
The petition maintains that Ching Cheong was NOT in China for stealing state secrets but doing his work as a journalist. I know people don't think petitions work but my government already said they will do nothing. (Detention of HK journalist is mainland's legal affair, say officials)
This will the only way we can help. Please sign. And if you can put it up on your blog or send it to your friends. We would apreciate that so much.
We, journalists and press freedom activists, call for the immediate release of our colleague Ching Cheong, unfairly detained in China since 22 April 2005. Our colleague, correspondent for the Singapore daily Straits Times, is an experienced and honest reporter who respects journalistic ethics.
We reject the accusations of spying brought against him by the Chinese government, which are liable to create confusion and cast suspicion on the entire profession.
Ching Cheong was in China to carry out his work as a journalist and for that reason alone.