Petitioner’s Seven-Year-Old Daughter Hides in Basement
According to the China Tianwang Center for Human Rights Affairs in Beijing, on March 18, Zheng Dajing, an appellant in Beijing who travelled from Hubei Province, was escorted back to Yunxi County.
In the afternoon, when Zheng Dajing arrived in Hubei, an insider contacted both Zheng’s wife Ms. Cao Xiangzhen and a reporter for British TV Channel 4. That same day, the reporter called Cao Xiangzhen and said that the television station would try their best to help Zheng Dajing.
According to sources, while Zheng was confined to the Beijing Siyuan Hotel by Beijing police on the evening of March 16, he was locked up in the washroom for 24 hours.
Zheng’s seven-year-old daughter, Zheng Linxin, who had previously been illegally detained for 65 days and forced to attend a legal training class, now lives with her mother and brother in a damp basement of the Beijing Petitioners’ Village. On March 2, Zheng Linxin and other appellants’ shanties were destroyed by the Beijing authorities three days after the photos of their detention places were published on 64Tianwang.com.
On March 18, 64Tianwang spoke with Ms. Cao Xiangzhen. She said that their son had been crying heavily and that since his father was arrested, he didn’t want to live anymore. He wanted to go to Tiananmen Square to commit suicide by jumping off a building.
Ms. Cao cried, “Now the people who hunt down appellants are everywhere outside where we live. I don’t dare to go out to work. If I were arrested, nobody will take care of my daughter and son. We are hiding in the basement everyday.”
Ms. Cao also told a reporter that she would go to sue Beijing police for kidnapping Zheng Dajing.
The China Tianwang Center for Human Right Affairs believes that while the Chinese Communist Party’s “Two Conferences” were in session, appellants’ rights were ignored and violated. These violations of human rights occurred while the privileged and wealthy groups were protected. It is not hard to envisage that there will be an irreconcilable clash between the two sides in the future.
The China Tianwang Center for Human Right Affairs has requested that the Chinese authorities place human rights and property rights on an equal footing. Otherwise, in its absence, a societal upheaval will likely ensue.