October 9, 2010
HENAN — For practicing her faith, Zheng Yumei was arbitrarily sentenced to a year of re-education through labor at the Shibahe Women’s Center in Zhengzhou, Henan in March 2010. She and three other members of Tianmiao Town Church in Yuchen County, Henan were accused of “belonging to a cult” and given unfair prison sentences. While imprisoned, Yumei has fallen seriously ill, and the administration at the women’s center refuses to provide medical care for her and insists that her treatment be funded by family members.
Zheng Yumei’s husband, Liu Yunhua, was one of the other three also injudiciously sentenced to a year in a laogai facility in March, so he cannot pay for his wife’s medical needs. Liu Yunhua and fellow inmate Gao Jianli have been fighting a court battle ever since the sentencing. They sued the Shangqiu Municipality Committee in May in an attempt to clear their names and place a stop to the persecution.
Watch the video of Liu Sen:
He said, “My mother’s health condition is very poor. She frequently experiences dizziness, and often has nose bleeds. Her menstrual cycle has been very abnormal as well. The doctor [at the Shibahe Women’s Center] suggests she be admitted to a hospital for proper medical care.”
The responsibility of taking care of his ailing mother now falls completely on Sen’s shoulders. Liu Sen and his family have been suffering persecution at the hands of the government for some time, and there seems to be no sense of reprieve.
ChinaAid denounces the treatment of Zheng Yumei by the Shibahe Women’s Center for Re-education through Labor, and calls on prison officials to give her access to quality medical care. Christians in the area and around the world are encouraged to send aid to and pray for the Liu family.
Read previous press releases concerning the Tianmiao Town Church sentencings:
Henan Police Unlawfully Fine, Sentence Believers to Labor Camps
Henan Christians, Arbitrarily Sentenced to Re-Education through Labor, Sue Municipal Committee