CHINA 18

VIDEO: China 16 becomes China 18, prisoners' relatives testify at various hearing


In addition to the hearings, ChinaAid president, Bob Fu, Ti-
Anna Wang, daughter of Wang Bingzhang, and "Lisa" Jiayin
Peng, daughter of Peng Ming, were interview by senior
Taiwanese journalist and human rights activist, Dr. Yang
Xianhong on Radio Taiwan International on Dec. 2, 2013.
(Photo: ChinaAid)
China Aid Association
(Taipei, Taiwan—Dec. 2, 2013) In a continuation of the campaign, “China 16,” which aims to free 16 prisoners of conscience, four of the prisoners’ daughters, the brother of Chen Guangcheng, and ChinaAid founder and president, Bob Fu, testified at a hearing held by the Taiwan Association for China Human Rights on Monday about the group, which has grown to be the “China 18.”

The hearing, held at 2 p.m., consisted of testimonies from Ti-Anna Wang, daughter of Wang Bingzhang; “Lisa” Jiayin Peng, daughter of Peng Ming; “Grace” Ge Geng, daughter of Gao Zhisheng; “Bridgette” Qiao Chen, daughter of Liu Xianbin; “Danielle” Xiaodan Wang, daughter of Wang Zhiwen; Chen Guangfu, brother of Chen Guangcheng and father of imprisoned Chen Kegui; and Fu.

The hearing was a part of a series of hearings, which aim to secure the release of 18 Chinese dissidents. The group sent video testimonies to the European Parliament hearing, which also took place Monday, and will testify again on Friday, Dec. 5, at a hearing in Washington, D.C., held by the Committee of Foreign Affairs.

ChinaAid, with a group of other NGOs, campaigned for the release of the China 16 in June (http://www.chinaaid.org/2013/06/major-coalition-of-ngos-calls-on-obama.html, http://www.chinaaid.org/2013/06/congressional-leaders-support-16.html, and http://www.chinaaid.org/2013/06/international-ngo-alliance-free-china.html).

The group of prisoners grew by two after the Aug. 8 arrest of prominent rights defender Guo Feixiong (http://www.chinaaid.org/2013/08/china-aid-association-22-2013-china-aid.html) and the addition of Tibetan filmmaker Dhondup Wangchen.

The videos below were filmed for the European Parliament hearing.

Ti-Anna Wang




"Lisa" Jiayin Peng




"Grace" Ge Geng




"Bridgette" Qiao Chen




"Danielle" Xiaodan Wang




Chen Guangfu




http://www.chinaaid.org/2013/12/china-16-becomes-china-18-prisoners.html

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