Parliament hearing calls attention to human rights abuses



Saturday, April 21, 2018

From left to right: Bob Fu, Wang Bingwu,
British MP Fiona Bruce, Li Chingyu, and
Benedict Rogers. (Photo: ChinaAid)
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(London—April 21, 2018) A ChinaAid delegation testified in front of the UK Parliament yesterday, allowing prominent activists to express the abuses they suffered at the hands of Communist Party rule.

The hearing, hosted by the Conservative Party Human Rights Commission, which is chaired by Minister of Parliament Fiona Bruce, focused on China’s human rights abuses. The Ministers of Parliament heard speakers such as ChinaAid Founder and President Bob Fu, Li Chingyu, the wife of jailed Taiwanese human rights defender Li Mingche, and Wang Bingwu, the brother of U.S. resident Wang Bingzhang, who is currently serving a life sentence for his pro-democracy activism.

All three testified to the human rights and religious freedom abuses violations occurring within China. Fu talked about three wars waged by Chinese President Xi Jinping’s administration: the war against human rights, which has dwindled China’s upholding of human rights to its worst point since the Cultural Revolution; the war against religious freedom, including Protestants, Catholics, Tibetan Buddhists, and Uyghur Muslims; the war against rule of law reflected in the severe crackdown against human rights lawyers; and the war against freedom of expression. He raised the cases of Pastor John Cao, human rights lawyers Wang Quanzhang, Gao Zhisheng, and Zhang Kai, and activist Zhang Haitao.

Grace Geng, the daughter of missing human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng, was also at the hearing.

ChinaAid exposes abuses, such as those suffered by China’s dissidents, in order to stand in solidarity with the persecuted and promote religious freedom, human rights, and rule of law


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