Updated: Chinese woman’s life in peril should the Netherlands repatriate

Chen Yan (right) with ChinaAid
President Bob Fu (center).
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Updated at 5:47 p.m. on April 12, 2019,  with more information on Chen Yan.

Updated at 4:27 p.m. on April 12, 2019, to provide a link to contact the Dutch Ministry of Justice and Security.

(Amsterdam—April 12, 2019) A Chinese petitioner is on track to be repatriated by the Netherlands back to China, where she will likely face severe persecution and may even lose her life.

Chen Yan is a Christian who was part of a group known as the Rose team, and they posted about human rights, freedom, and universal values online. This got the attention of the officials, who began harassing and threatening them. In 2017, she felt the Chinese Communist Party becoming more and more strict, and she fled to the Netherlands, where she has been seeking asylum and taking part in work that exposes the abuses of the Communist Party, including participating in protests and recording videos. Recently, she protested during the visit of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.

Instead of granting her asylum, however, the Dutch government is holding her in an immigration detention center, and she could be returned to China. If this happens, her life will be in great peril.
Therefore, ChinaAid is calling on the Dutch government to not return Chen to China and urging all of its supporters to stand up and tell the Netherlands not to risk the life of an innocent woman.

To write the Netherlands’ Ministry of Justice and Security department on Chen’s behalf, please click here.

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