Disabled Man Held in One of China’s Black Jails

 

BOSTON—All Girls Allowed founder Chai Ling received urgent texts from a wheelchair-bound man who is currently being held inside one of China’s illegal “black jails.”

 

Liu Bingtong said he has been starved for seven days, imprisoned in a hotel room that was converted to a small cell. He has been brutally beaten. Liu pled for help to save his life and also cried out to be reunited with his family.

 

Liu said he is being held in Room 106 of Min Le Li Yi Min Hotel, in the South District of Zheng Zhou City, Henan Province. (Mandarin: 关在河南省郑州市管城区南关办事处民乐里益民旅社106房间)

 

Liu shared how the China’s One-Child Policy—lately an open subject of contention in the country—has devastated his family. He said, “We had four children, and to pay the fines we had to move to a different city to try to make a living.” In 1999, Liu began working as a concession vendor. Another group wanted his place, and when he refused all of his goods were confiscated. Then his wife and seven-year-old daughter were kidnapped and detained. His wife was freed, but the couple's young daughter never resurfaced.

 

Liu and his wife tried to petition the local government, hoping to find their daughter and see their belongings restored to them, but the police responded by severely beating them and raiding their home.

 

In 2002, the couple set out for Beijing to petition the central government. Police kidnapped them before they reached Beijing and threatened to “throw them into the Yellow River to feed the fish.” The officers jailed the couple and beat Liu so severely that he permanently lost his ability to walk. They tried to force Liu to remain silent by giving him a small amount of money and threatening the couple with life imprisonment.

 

Last May, Liu returned to Beijing to petition. The police response was brutal: “They confiscated my wheelchair, kidnapped me, and beat me mercilessly,” said Liu. “They first put me in one place for ten days with no due process, and now they have imprisoned me in this black jail made of hotel rooms. They said, ‘Last time we starved you for 12 days; this time we will starve you for 14 days.’” Liu said they still have his wheelchair. “The temperature is very hot here,” he said. “It’s unbearable.”

 

“I lost contact with my son and my wife,” said Liu. “Lord Jesus, please help me. People please save me and help me be free. Please help us unite our family.”

 

Chai Ling was alarmed at the plight of Mr. Liu. “It is so painful to look at this poor man,” she said, “seeing how his life was set in motion for ruin by having more than one child under China’s One-Child Policy. We urge the leaders to stop the beating and torture of Mr. Liu immediately. His wheelchair must be returned to him, and his family must be reunited with him.”

 

Ling continued: “In the name of Jesus, we pray that Mr. Liu’s missing daughter will be found, and that all these years of financial loss will be restored to him.”

 

Here are the numbers for the Chinese leaders who are in charge:

 

Gao Jian Feng, Minister of Zheng,: 0118613603863;

 

Yong He, Deputy Minister of Zheng: 01186 13700849462

 

Huang Bao Wu, Minister of Police, Politics and Law : 01186 15803711133


 







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