ChinaAid delegation reveals rights abuses to European Parliament



Thursday, April 26, 2018

Li Chingyu, the wife of imprisoned Chinese human
rights lawyer Li Mingche, testifies in front of the
EU Parliament on April 24. (Photo: ChinaAid)
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Updated at 8:30 a.m. on April 30, 2018. ChinaAid formerly erroneously reported that Grace Geng, the daughter of missing Christian human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng, was present at the EU Parliament meeting. Geng was initially invited to the hearing but could not attend.

(The Hague, Netherlands—April 26, 2018) A ChinaAid delegation visited the Netherlands yesterday, testifying in front of the European Parliament and meeting with prominent European politicians.

On the morning of April 23, a group of Chinese dissidents organized by ChinaAid, who have been traveling Europe and speaking to prominent officials, met with Kees van der Staajj, the leader of the Reformed Political Party and advisor of the chairman of the Netherland’s Christian Union party. They also met with European Parliament members Anna Záborská and Csaba Sógor, both of whom care deeply about improving the lives of persecuted Christians and human rights in China.

The group, which included Li Chingyu, the wife of imprisoned human rights activist Li Mingche; Wang Bingwu, the brother of Wang Bingzhang, who is serving a life sentence for his pro-democracy activism; Dr. Yang Sen-hong, president of the Taiwan Association for Human Rights; and ChinaAid president and founder Bob Fu, also testified in front of the European Parliament yesterday. The hearing, which was hosted by Member of the European Parliament Bas Belder and the European Conservatives and Reformists Group, the Parliament’s third largest subsection, was titled “Religious Freedom & Human Rights in China Under Xi Jinping.”

ChinaAid organizes delegations such as this one in order to expose persecution occurring in China and promote religious freedom, human rights, and rule of law.


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