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Refugee Seeks to Rescue Father from Torture


July 26, 2006

Refugee Seeks to Rescue Father from Torture in China

Having not seen her father for three years, a Chinese refugee seeks support to free her father from a brainwashing centre in Mainland China

The New Zealand Government recently accepted Ms Yanchen for resettlement He and her husband Mr Ziwei Yang as United Nations Mandate refugees. The New Zealand Government has since granted them permanent residence. Both Ms He and Mr Yang were persecuted in Mainland China simply for being Falun Gong practitioners. It has been several years since Ms He last saw her father. Both father and daughter miss each other greatly, and remain separated simply because of the Chinese Communist Party’s brutal campaign of persecution waged against Falun Gong.

Her father Mr He Sanpu is a Falun Gong practitioner who is currently illegally detained in a purpose-built anti-Falun Gong brainwashing centre in Mainland China simply because he refuses to abandon his belief in Falun Gong. Mr He Sanpu was a respected senior cadre at the Propaganda Department of Henan Provincial Party Committee of the Chinese Communist Party for more than 20 years. In spite of his loyal service to that Party, he has since been subjected to unlawful detention, torture and systematic brainwashing attempts. His faith in Falun Gong remains undiminished.

Ms He has sought the assistance of the New Zealand Embassy in Beijing, as well as the Minister of Foreign Affairs. In the meantime her father remains in custody and continues to be persecuted by the Chinese Communist Party. After years of separation, she is determined to secure the release of her father and enable him to travel to New Zealand to be reunited with him.

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