Changsha rights activist Cheng Yuan in an undated photo.
(Photo: RFA source)
Reported by Yi Bing for RFA’s Mandarin Service.
Translated and edited by Luisetta Mudie.
(RFA—April 10, 2021) On April 09, Radio Free Asia (RFA) published “Daughter of Jailed Changsha Rights Activist Arrive in US.” This story relates to ChinaAid‘s April 7 post “ChinaAid welcomes Shi Minglei (施明磊), wife, and daughter of detained activist Cheng Yuan, to freedom in Midland, Texas.”
The wife of a Chinese NGO worker jailed for subversion after a secret trial last September has arrived in the United States with the couple’s daughter.
Authorities in the central Chinese province of Hunan are believed to have secretly tried and jailed three non-governmental organization (NGO) workers, Cheng Yuan, Liu Dazhi, and Wuge Jianxiong, for “subversion of state power” in September after holding them incommunicado for nearly 18 months.
Cheng’s wife Shi Minglei arrived in the U.S. with the couple’s daughter on April 7, with the help of the Christian rights group ChinaAid.
Shortly after landing, Shi tweeted: “Cheng Yuan’s wife and daughter are free!”
Two previous ChinaAid posts relating to Cheng Yuan and Shi Mingle:
The truthful lip shall be established forever,
But a lying tongue is but for a moment.
~ Proverbs 12:19 (NKJV)