China Aid Association
Photo: Hua Zaichen in hospital.
(BEIJING — February 6, 2009) Hua Zaichen, 91, whom authorities have repeatedly denied a final meeting with his imprisoned wife Shuang Shuying 79, is being persecuted by authorities while in critical condition, at the point of death in the hospital. Hospital officials, under pressure from the Public Security Bureau (PSB), have ordered Hua Zaichen to leave Beijing Dianli Hospital even though Hua Zaichen’s son, Pastor Hua Huiqi, says that his father cannot survive being moved. Pastor Hua sent this video of his father in the hospital which can be viewed at: http://news.boxun.com/news/gb/china/2009/02/200902051847.shtml.
Every visitor to Hua Zaichen is required to register their IDs with PSB officials. The government authorities have also refused to release Hua Zaichen’s wife, Shuang Shuying though her prison term ends February 8. Shuang Shuying has suffered almost two years in prison on fabricated charges, and has been ill most of the time. Hua Zaichen and Shuang Shuying are house church Christians who have been persecuted for years by the Chinese government, because of their family’s work in caring for the poor and oppressed and allowing persecuted Christians to stay in their home.
Pastor Hua Huiqi told ChinaAid contacts that authorities have tried to exploit Shuang Shuying’s desperation to see her husband to pressure her to inform on other Christians. However, Pastor Hua said, “My mother would rather suffer than surrender and betray our brothers and sisters as the PSB has demanded.” Pastor Hua also said his family is thankful for ChinaAid’s support during this difficult time. He said they had also received letters of comfort and support from all over the world.
ChinaAid thanks all who have supported this family at this critical time. Authorities have responded to the pressure by monitoring the family closely, fearing the international community will hold them accountable for their actions. ChinaAid encourages supporters to continue to speak out on behalf of Hua Zaichen and Shuang Shuying by writing to hospital authorities and the Chinese Ambassador.
Contact Beijing Dianli Hospital and urge hospital authorities and PSB officials to immediately cease their harassment of Hua Zaichen.
Beijing Dianli Hospital (also called Beijing Electric Power Hospital)
Att: Dr. Lin Fangcai, President of Beijing Dianli Hospital
Jia Yi Hao (A-1)
Taipingqiao Xili, Fengtai District
Zip code: 100073
Contact the Chinese Ambassador and let him know your concern for Hua Zaichen and Shuang Shuying:
Ambassador Zhou Wenzhong,
Embassy of the People’s Republic of China
2300 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC 20008http://www.china-embassy.org/
Fax: 202- 588-0032; 202-7457473
Director of Religious Affairs: (202) 328-2512
View video of Hua Zaichen in the hospital.http://news.boxun.com/news/gb/china/2009/02/200902051847.shtml (Note: Video is in Chinese only)
View a video from September 2007, of Pastor Hua Huiqi sharing about his mom’s imprisonment. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiBk3qMlljQ (Note: Video is in Chinese only.)
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