Protest At UN To Rescue Dissident Wang Bingzhang
Wang Bingzhang, US-based democracy activist went back
to China, and was illegally jailed for 11 years.
Since then, his family and other activists are continuously
making effort to rescue him.
In September, Chinese activists in New York staged an action
called “In The Cage with Wang Bingzhang".
Recently, activists and Wang’s family members held a
hunger strike in front of the UN building in New York.
“In The Cage with Wang Bingzhang" protest was launched in
different cities in the US.
However, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) didn’t respond.
On the morning of October 7, Wang’s family members and
supporters started a one-week hunger strike in front of the UN.
They handed in a petition letter to the UN.
The letter urges the UN to call the CCP to immediately release
Wang whose health condition has deteriorated in 11 years.
Wang’s brother, Wang Bingwu:"We will continue this, until
we receive confirmation that Ban Ki-moon accepts our request."
Zhang Chengliang, a member of Democracy Party participated
in the hunger strike after reading the news online.
Zhang Chengliang: “Dr. Wang Bingzhang has been jailed for
11 years.He suffered severe tortures.
I have been here only for five days, I really can’t say much."
Wang Bingzhang, 66, is the founder of the Chinese democracy
Wang graduated from Beijing Medical University, and studied
at McGill University in Canada in 1979.
He obtained his Ph.D. degree in pathology there in 1982.
He abandoned a lucrative medial career, and started promoting
China’s democracy movement overseas.
He was known as a democratic leader.
In 1983, Wang established overseas “Union of Chinese
In 1989, Wang co-founded Chinese Freedom Democracy Party.
In 1998, he co-founded Chinese Democracy Justice Party.
In 2000, Wang served as advisor to the China Democratic
Party at its overseas headquarters.
In January 1998, Wang snuck back into China to
promote the democratic movement, but was expelled.
In June 2002, Wang was arrested at the Vietnamese
and Chinese border.
In Feb. 2003, Wang was sentenced to life imprisonment
by Shenzhen Intermediate People’s Court.
He was on charges of “espionage for Taiwan
and plotting terrorism".
Wang was held in Beijiang prison, Shaoguan, Guangdong.
He was held in solitary and suffered three strokes.
In June 2013, Wang’s brother Wang Bingwu visited
him in prison.
Wang looked older than his age, he suffered from phlebitis,
hay fever, was incoherent, had a bad temper and insanity.
He has to walk with support.
His family started rescuing him. Many overseas democratic
activists gave them support.
In Canada, the US, Hong Kong and other countries,
people are joining in the rescuing protest.
Shengxue, chairwoman of Federation for a Democratic China:
“What kind of Chinese society is there is China now?
It is extremely corrupt. What Wang has devoted his life to is to
change the society.
He hoped people in this society can obtain their dignity, freedom
and peace. Wang’s suffering is linked with everyone."
On Sept. 9, Wang Juntao, chairman of Democracy Party of
China Committee staged “In The Cage with Wang Bingzhang"
in Time Square in New York.
Wang Juntao and Wang Bingzhang’s supporters sat
in the cage in turn wearing handcuffs.
They protested against the CCP persecuting Wang Bingzhang.
Wang Juntao: “A person pushed forward China’s political
progress but has been sentenced to life imprisonment.
He was given solitary confinement for 11 years,
had three strokes.He suffered from various diseases.
The CCP doesn’t treat him according to the law, If we don’t
speak out for him outside, it is our generation’s shame.
We should do something."
On Oct.1, US-based sculptor Chen Weiming staged a
one-week protest in Hollywood Walk of Fame in L.A.
He sat in a cage urging the release of Wang Bingzhang.
Zhang Jian, Chairman of US Committee, Democratic Party
of China revealed that they planned to stage same protests in
Taipei, Taizhong, Tainan and Hong Kong
against the detention of political prisoners.