China Democracy Party Founder’s Mother Talks About His Arrest

By Luo Ya, Epoch Times
December 15, 2008 9:34 pm Last Updated: October 1, 2015 10:34 pm

Guo Quan, the recently arrested chairman of the China Democracy Party, describes his love for China like a moth that flies into fire without hesitation.  (Courtesy of Guo Quan)
Guo Quan, the recently arrested chairman of the China Democracy Party, describes his love for China like a moth that flies into fire without hesitation. (Courtesy of Guo Quan)
The chairman’s mother speaks out about her son’s arrest for the first time to The Epoch Times in an exclusive interview.

Before his arrest, Guo posted many articles in the Democratic Herald condemning the communist dictatorship in China. He also wrote about his wish to see a multi-party system in China and even expressed hopes that candidates from his party could one day run in a national election.

Guo's mother, Gu Xiao, has been trying to contact Guo since his arrest. Gu Xiao, a member of Chinese Writers and Authors Association, is an accomplished author who has been a recipient of several literary honors and awards. She spoke of the trials she has had to face since her son’s arrest.

When the police first detained her son on November 13, they came to her several hours after the arrest, asking Ms. Gu to sign their warrant. She found the charge—subverting state power—so ridiculous that she protested to the policemen on the spot.

“What kind of political power is my son able to subvert? What means would he have to do that?” She questioned them.

She explained how since the arrest, the communist authorities have not allowed her to see her son, or even verify his well being.

“My son has been detained for about 30 days, and we have not seen each other this whole time. The authorities refuse to let me to see my son.”

“Yesterday I sent a written authorization to hire a Beijing lawyer, Li Ping, to visit my son. However, the lawyer failed. We do not know what is happening to my son.”

Mrs. Xiao said the ordeal is leaving her “exhausted and depressed.”

Although not this is not the first time Guo Quan has been arrested, it is the longest he has ever been detained. This fact is leaving his mother feeling exasperated.

“My son has been arrested and released several times now. However, the arrests are becoming more frequent and are lasting longer and longer. This time 30 days have past, and there is still no word of what is happening to him. As a mother, I have been suffering a lot.”