Joint Statement on Death Threats Against Chinese Dissidents Issued



Sunday, October 18, 2020




Miles Kwok (Weigui Guo) making threats toward Pastor Bob Fu.
(Photo: China Aid)

(World Wide WebOct. 18, 2020) On October 6, a group of advocates and allies for Chinese dissidents, including Dr. Bob Fu, circulated the following joint statement regarding Guo Wengui's death threats.

As a diverse group of advocates and allies, we the undersigned are shocked and outraged at the harassment and death threats made by Guo Wengui towards Chinese dissidents, including Dr. Bob Fu, Founder and President of China Aid Association. We urge the appropriate government agencies to intervene in holding Mr. Kwok accountable and providing protection for all those named and their families.

Guo Wengui, also known as Miles Kwok, is a Chinese billionaire businessman who fled from China to the United States in 2014 accused of bribery, fraud, and money laundering. He has been using his large social media following on YouTube, Twitter, and his personal website to incite and encourage violence against leading critics against the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). These include human rights activists and prominent members of the Chinese diaspora.

In multiple videos posted online, Guo refers to a global “kill cheaters” campaign where he encourages his followers to “take action now” and “see results.” One particularly chilling video shows the physical and verbal abuse used by his followers against Guo’s targets. He invigorates them by saying, “If you didn’t participate in the global “kill cheaters” campaign, there’s something wrong with you.” Bob Fu, who he calls a “fake pastor.” was named in the horrific campaign alongside others from around the globe.

On Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, multiple of his followers instructed by Guo showed up outside Fu’s home in Texas while he was out of town. His family however was inside and are now fortunately under protection by local law enforcement. In response, Guo issued another video where he threatened, “We will send another 100 to 200 comrades to your house tomorrow. We will see how much power you have in the U.S…. We will not start another campaign until we are On. Guo’s followers have surrounded Jianmin’s house in Los Angeles for five days. His wife and two children are too frightened to leave. Also targeted is Pastor Zhang Boli, a Tiananmen leader still on the CCP’s “Most Wanted” list.

Bob Fu and the others mentioned in Guo Wengui’s video are under direct threat by the actions this man. He has mobilized his followers and encouraged violence against those he loosely and deceitfully deems a “CCP spy.”

We, the undersigned, stand in support of Bob Fu and decry the accusations and calls for violence made against him by Guo Wengui. We call upon all appropriate agencies of our state and federal governments to take immediate steps, including prosecutorial steps, to ensure the safety of Bob Fu, his family and the other Chinese freedom fighters in the United States.

Organizations

  1. Institute on Religion and Democracy Washington, DC
  2. Advocates International Alexandria, VA
  3. Anglican Persecuted Church Network Washington, DC
  4. Boat People SOS - Religious Freedom Project Falls Church, VA
  5. CESNUR, the Center for Studies on New Religions Publishers of Bitter Winter, a daily magazine on human rights in China Torino, Italy
  6. Christian Freedom International Falls Church, VA
  7. Christ’s Mandate for Missions Mill, SC
  8. Committee for Religious Freedom in Vietnam                                                                          Bethesda, MD
  9. Coordination des Associations et des Particuliers pour la Liberté de Conscience                              Paris
  10. Family Research Council                                                                                                           Washington, DC
  11. GAFCON Suffering Church Network GAFCON
  12.  Jubilee Campaign, USA Fairfax, VA
  13. International Observatory of Religious Liberty of Refugee
  14. Law and Liberty International Reston, VA
  15. Minh Van Foundation                                                                                                                Dallas, TX
  16. Mission Africa International Greenville, TX
  17. Observatory for Religious Freedom                                                                                            Spain
  18. Religious Freedom Institute                                                                                                    Washington, DC
  19. Revealing Light Ministries, Revealing Light Trauma Healing Centres and RISEN Together Rockville, MD
  20. Save The Persecuted Christians Monument, CO
  21. St. Charles Institute St. Charles, IL
  22.  21 Wilberforce Falls Church, VA                                                                                                                                               

 Individuals

  1. Dr. Oluwasayo Ajiboye Greenville, TX  Oluwasayo Ajiboye
  2. Mark E. Alexander                                                                                                                     Plains, TX
  3. Randall L. Bender                                                                                                                         Sturgis, SD
  4. Carole Bergman
  5. D. Beret Tampa, FL
  6. David Bevens Midland, TX
  7. Kim Bongiorno Moral Action Ministry, Arizona
  8. Rosanne Brown
  9. William Brown
  10. Christian Activist Network of New England William Brown
  11. Zhang Cao
  12. Rich Clark
  13. Allison Coates Raleigh, NC
  14. Jim Dau IranAlive Ministries
  15. Peggy Dau Iran Alive Miinistries
  16. Paul Diamond, Barrister Cambridge, United Kingdom Paul Diamond
  17. Marco Fang
  18. Yong Fang
  19. Ellen Forde
  20. Zeno Gamble, Chief Operating Officer                                                                                       White Mountain Research Inc.                                                                                                 Moran, WY
  21. María García                                                                                                                            Observatory for Religious Freedom                                                                                              Spain
  22. Don Gillaspie Archer Lodge, NC Archer Lodge
  23. William C. Gobel Odessa, TX
  24. Mark Gonzales President, Hispanic Action Network                                                                 Dallas, TX
  25. Bishop-designate Joseph K. Grieboski                                                                                      Joseph K. Grieboski Senior Fellow,                                                                                                    The Dietrich Bonhoeffer Institute Washington, DC
  26. Baosheng Guo Gainesville, VA
  27. Li Hamilton
  28. Linda Harvey President, Mission America Columbus, OH
  29. Dr. S. Bryan Hickox                                                                                                                            S. Bryan Hickox  Board Chair - The Jesus Alliance Baton Rouge, LA
  30. Sharon Ho
  31. Fang Hong
  32. Hansheng Huang
  33. Weida Huang
  34. Hugh Hung Melbourne, Australia
  35. Michael Husar
  36. Jonathan Imbody Freedom2Care Jonathan Imbody Director, Freedom2Care                     Washington, DC
  37. Chang Jin
  38. Hui Johnson
  39. Lois Kanolos Founder, Voice of the Persecuted Detroit, MI
  40. Shao Ke
  41. Dede Laugesen,Executive Director                                                                                                Save the Persecuted Christians                                                                                                   Monument, CO
  42. Hamilton Li
  43. Aijie Li Hayward, CA
  44. Linan Li
  45. Xiaoxu Sean Lin
  46. Shan Lin
  47. The Rev. Jonathan Liu Jonathan Liu
  48. Vincent Liu
  49. Qi Lu Detroit, Michigan
  50. Paul Marshall Wilson Professor of Religious Freedom, Baylor University
  51. Faith J. H. McDonnell Director, International Religious Liberty Program                                 Institute on Religion and Democracy, Washington, DC
  52. Reverend Trish McRae Trish McRae
  53. Greg Mitchell Chair, International Religious Freedom Roundtable
  54. Scott Morgan President, Red Eagle Enterprises                                                                                          Washington, DC
  55. Allen Morris Executive Director, Concerned Methodists                                                 Fayetteville, NC
  56. Laura B. D. Mullins                                                                                                                      Fairfax, VA
  57. Satoshi “Sam” Nishihata
  58. George Parker                                                                                                                              Executive Director, Revealing Light Ministries                                                                      Rockville, MD
  59. Jorge Parrott Ph.D. President and Dean, CMM College of Theology Mill, SC
  60. Pasha
  61. Susan Pausky 
  62. Patrice J. Pederson                                                                                                                   President, First Freedom Foundation
  63. Matias Perttula Advocacy Director International Christian Concern
  64. Macy Qui
  65. Star River
  66. Bianca Russell
  67. Ann Schockett President of the National Federation of Republican Women                               Board Member of Save the Persecuted Christians   
  68. Suzanne Scholte Seoul Peace Prize Laureate                                                                         President, Defense Forum Foundation                                                                                            Chair, North Korea Freedom Coalition
  69. Mark Siljander                                                                                                                        President, Trac5, Inc.
  70. Mark Singer                                                                                                                                Moral Action Ministry, Arizona
  71. Dale D. Stasney                                                                                                                                Midland, TX
  72. Elizabeth A. Taylor, DO
  73. Rev. Susan Taylor National Public Affairs Director                                                                             Church of Scientology National Affairs Office
  74. Dr. Nguyen Dinh Thang 2011                                                                                                        Nguyen Dinh Thang Laureate of 2011 Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award
  75. Mark Tooley, President Institute on Religion and Democracy
  76. Peter Tsai
  77. Thierry Valle, President                                                                                                              Coordination des Associations et des Particuliers pour la Liberté de Conscience                            Paris
  78. Gary R. Waldron
  79. Dr. J. Michael Waller Center for Security Policy                                                                                Washington DC.
  80. Frank Wolf 198-2014                                                                                                                       Frank Wolf Member of Congress 1981-2014, retired
  81. Elmer Yuen
  82. Yan Zhang
  83. Autum Zheng
  84. Xiao Kang Zheng
  85. Wanli Zhu


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