Dr. Wang Bingzhang is one of the father of the Chinese democracy movement. He pursued his studies (Phd at McGill, Montreal) and this experience of political freedom convinced him to devote his life to promote democracy in his home country. He founded a magazine “China Spring” that became so influent that Chinese authorities started to warn Chinese overseas against the “China Spring effect”.Dr Bingzhang has lived in a dark 20 m2 cell for over 11 years. Please note that solitary confinement, for long periods of time, is a form of torture. This has resulted in serious health problems: Bingzhang has had several strokes in prison and suffers from serious and untreated depression. His sister Mei visited him on Aug 6th: he looks a lot older than his actual 65th years old, cannot make eye contacts or sustain a sensible conversation. We urge you to press your government to raise his case with China’s Pdt Xi Jinping. There is an urgent need to press for his release on humanitarian grounds.