» 06/26/2012, 00.00
The husband who denounced the forced abortion suffered by his wife has disappeared
For weeks he was stalked and threatened by police and criminals. According to the authorities, Deng Jiyuan is a "traitor" because he spoke to foreign media about the violence of the one-child law.
Beijing (AsiaNews/SCMP) - The husband of the woman who a few
weeks ago in Zengjia (Shaanxi) was forced forced to abort a fetus of seven
months, has been missing for two days. For over a week he and his family have endured
controls, pressures and violence. It seems to be an act of revenge by the local
government because the couple denounced the violence to the international
Deng Jiyuan, the 29 year-old father of the aborted child, was
followed for days by police and thugs at home, at the hospital, where his wife
is hospitalized, and even in the bathroom. The pressure started when Deng tried
to go to Beijing to participate in an online transmission on abortion. The man
was threatened and beaten several times. The pressure increased when the family
gave an interview to the German magazine Stern. Two days later, on Sunday, June 24, at least 40 people
arrived at the hospital shouting and carrying banners that threatened the whole
family with the words "Beat the traitors strongly and throw them out of
Zengjia". One of the relatives, who tried to photograph the group, was
On June 2 the agency for population control forced Jianmei
Feng, aged 22, to undergo an abortion in the seventh month. Feng and Deng have
a five year-old daughter and another child is prohibited by law. The employees
of family planning threatened her to pay a fine of 40,000 yuan (about 4,000
euros, four years of wages) or to undergo the abortion. But abortion after the
sixth month is also prohibited. Their case has aroused criticism and complaints
from all over China, especially after on the internet there appeared pictures of the woman, overwhelmed by the abortion, with
alongside her on the bed, the bleeding corpse of the aborted baby.
After the furor in the media, the authorities of Ankang
(which have authority over the village of Zengjia) confirmed the violence
against Feng Jianmei. They have also suspended the three employees who ordered
the forced abortion and gave the family permission to have another child. The
woman's husband, Deng Jiyuan said, however, bitterly: "The government
should not have the power to tell us when and how to have a child."
For one Chinese mother, the one child policy is a horror that must end
The story of Cao Ruyi and her family, persecuted by the government for having a second child, is told by the president of the association that helped them escape and save their child from a planned forced abortion. China's government has never stopped its family planning policy, which in 30 years has imposed with violence 275 million abortions.
Woman who complained about graft is forced to abort, then arrested
Li Fengfei was forced to abort at 18 weeks in the city of Bijie. Her son died and her life was in danger for about a month. Just out of the hospital, she was arrested by Public Security. A Christian lawyer has taken up her case, noting that it all started after she refused to falsify some documents to steal money from the state.
China's one child policy also brings sexual slavery
The US State Department's report on human trafficking downgrades Beijing to 'Tier 3' status for failing to fully comply with minimum standards and not making significant efforts to limit human trafficking and sexual slavery. Forced abortions and sterilisations explain the trend in a country where millions of men cannot find a bride. Women's Rights Without Frontiers appeals to Obama and Xi Jinping.
China, father of three children beaten to within an inch of his life by police
The man, victim of brutal family planning police violence, is hospitalized. He was punished for being a father of three children. Reggie Littlejohn: "They are government terrorists, beyond any law."
Ankang, compensation for couple forced to undergo abortion
The government releases Feng Jianmei’s husband, pays the couple 11,200 dollars, again formally apologizes for the incident, confirming the dismissal of two executives and the suspension of 5 family planning officials. Victory after all the horror of forced abortion in the seventh month of pregnancy.
"Adopt a Christian from Mosul": A Christmas gift to survive winter
As Iraqi troops advance in the Nineveh Plain and Mosul, a new wave of refugees could overshadow the fate of other refugees who found hospitality in Kurdistan. People need kerosene, winter clothes, aid for children, and money for rent. The campaign AsiaNews launched two years ago is more urgent than ever. Give up a superfluous gift to offer refugees an essential gift for life.
Pastor of Amadiya: Mosul’s Christian refugees, torn between emergency aid and the longing to return home
P. Samir Youssef
In a letter Fr. Samir Youssef describes the situation of refugees, exiled from their home for more than two years. They are closely following the offensive to retake Mosul, although their homes and churches "are for the most part" burned or destroyed. With the arrival of winter there is a serve lack of heating oil, clothes, food and money to pay for their children’s school bus. An appeal to continue to support the AsiaNews campaign.
AsiaNews IS ALSO A MONTHLY!
AsiaNews monthly magazine (in Italian) is free.