By Rachel Ritchie
(Hangzhou, Guangzhou–June 4, 2015) China 18 member Zhu Yufu’s wife informed China Aid that her imprisoned husband, whom she visited in China’s coastal Zhejiang in early May, is still in poor health and his morale is deteriorating.
Jiang Hangli visited her husband, who is serving a seven-year prison term for “inciting subversion of state power” regarding a pro-democracy poem, on May 9. Jiang said authorities continue to deny Zhu necessary medical attention to treat his high blood pressure, cerebrovascular disease and coronary aneurysm — life-threatening diseases.
In addition, Jiang said Zhu was in low spirits and only talked with her for 20 minutes instead of their usual 40 allowed by the prison.
Zhu has been denied the right to monthly phone calls with family members, as well as comfort items, of which he most wants a Bible.
China Aid reports on cases like Zhu’s to expose the abuses Chinese citizens suffer by the Chinese authorities and to highlight to dismal human rights situation in China in order to make state-wide human rights, religious freedom and rule of law a reality.