Family Arrested in China after the Jiang regime's Crimes are Exposed (Photo)

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On April 10 2003, Falun Gong practitioner Wang Yuzhi went to appeal in front of Chinese Embassy in Ottawa, Canada and called on all circles of Canadian society to help rescue her family members being illegally detained by officials of the Chinese regime. Ms. Wang told reporters that Jiang's regime arrested her family members because she narrated her experience of brutal persecution in China, and her participation in international lawsuits holding Jiang responsible for his crimes. Her family members are not Falun Gong practitioners. Jiang's regime carries out a policy of "guilt by implication" to retaliate and persecute her family members. Ms. Wang's brother Wang Chongyuan, elder sister Wang Chunyu and younger sister Wang Yuxiang have all been arrested and are currently in detention. In addition, her elder brother was put under surveillance and has lost his freedom.

Jiang's regime brutally tortured Ms. Wang for her persistence in her belief before she came to Canada. She was imprisoned three times. During detention, she protested by hunger strike. She was rescued to Canada with the help of Canadian government.

Ms. Wang said, "Actually, the Jiang regime's persecution of my family started as soon as I was rescued by the Canadian government. Police followed and monitored my family and detained three of them in Harbin, Heilongjiang province."

Ms. Wang's younger brother, Mr. Wang Chongyuan, not a Falun Gong practitioner, went missing the afternoon on January 17, 2003. On the afternoon of January 18, police from Heilongjiang Province Public Safety Bureau asked Mr. Wang's wife to sign on a document acknowledging fabricated crimes against her husband. She refused and asked the police, "What crime did my husband commit that makes you detain him?" The police replied, "He is a political prisoner. It does not matter whether you sign or not."

On March 14, 2003, Ms. Wang went to Switzerland to expose the Jiang regime's trampling on the human rights of Falun Gong practitioners for the last four years. On March 25, 2003, Ms. Wang heard that her sisters Yuxiang and Chunyu were kidnapped illegally by police and detained in a prison in Harbin.

Ms. Wang said, "When my younger sister was taken away, the police ransacked her house. Her two sons, aged 2 and 15, were at home and cried to ask the police to release their mother. Now, my sister's poor two-year-old son is being taken care of by a neighbour in Guangzhou. The 15-year-old son went back to Harbin to look for his mother. The boy is unable to go to school. My elder sister was arrested in Manzhouli, Jilin Province and escorted to Harbin. When she stepped off a train in Harbin Train Station with her hands cuffed, she told her relatives awaiting her arrival, "I haven't committed any wrongdoing. They arrested me just because my sister is a Falun Gong practitioner in Canada." She hoped that her family members would appeal for her. She was then abruptly taken away away."

Ms. Wang's elder brother left to visit his mother in the Middle East to avoid persecution after hearing that his brother was illegally detained. He was intercepted in Urumchi Airport and his passport was taken away. He was told to return to Harbin to wait for interrogation. Now he is illegally being monitored and has no freedom.

Ms. Wang said that Jiang's regime not only infringed her freedom of belief but also violates the basic human rights of her family members by the policy of implication. She said, "They dare to detain my family members when I attended the UN Human Rights Commission conference, showing how mean and heartless they are. Many international media and human rights specialists couldn't believe their ears after hearing about the persecution of my family members. They said they never saw any country trampling on human rights like China [has done]." She also mentioned that she was followed and watched by Chinese agents during her trip to Switzerland.

Ms. Wang calla on international societies to pay attention to the severe human rights violations occurring in China and to help in rescuing Falun Gong practitioners and their family members facing persecution in China.

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