Beijing targets activists on International Human Rights Day


Dec 11, 2019 2021 22:12 STI

Beijing [China], Dec. 11 (ANI): As the world observed International Human Rights Day on Friday, Beijing targeted a human rights lawyer and his activist wife.
Human rights activist Li Wenzu and her husband, human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang, said they were placed under house arrest on December 9, with unidentified security guards refusing to let them leaving to take their child to school, Radio Free Asia reported.
“I’m leaving for the school run,” Wang told them in a video clip posted to Li’s Twitter account. “It’s okay. We’ll take the kid to school for you,” the guards replied. .
Li said she asked people who were preventing them from leaving to identify themselves, but received no clear answer.
Another activist Xu Yan and her husband, human rights lawyer, Yu Wensheng, said about nine people were outside their apartment door at 6 a.m. on Thursday and could not get out. at all, Radio Free Asia reported.

“They won’t let me open the door,” Xu told RFA. “I can’t open it no matter how hard I push.
“They pushed back pretty hard a few times, and my ribs still hurt,” she said.
She also said the couple contacted police but security forces came, looked at the guards outside her home and left.
“It is quite powerless to see your freedom restricted like this, besides being a violation of human rights and the law,” Xu told RFA.
“It’s like this every year,” freelance reporter Gao Yu said in a tweet on December 9.
Meanwhile, another human rights activist, Wang Qiaoling, and her husband, human rights lawyer, Li Heping, were also ordered to stay at home on International Human Rights Day. of humans, Radio Free Asia reported.
The developments took place on International Human Rights Day. On this day of 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was proclaimed by the General Assembly of the United Nations. (ANI)


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