Henan Petitioner Accused of Killing Police Beaten Blind
Petitioners Mr. Xu Youchen and Ms. Zhang Xiaoyu are a
married couple who are being accused of killing a policeman.
On July 25, they were finally able to meet with a lawyer.
Their lawyer Li Jinxing posted on Sina Weibo, China’s Twitter,
saying the couple was brutally beaten by police,
leaving Xu black and blue and Zhang blinded.
That night, several lawyers involvement in the case went
to Zhengzhou and prepared to sue the Henan Procuratorate
and Henan Public Security Bureau.
Zhang and Xu are from Jiaozuo City, Henan province.
When they went to Beijing to petition on July 17,
they were soon taken back to their city by local police
and were accused of killing a policeman.
There has been no case details or evidence except for the
accusation by the local police that the couple killed an officer.
Chinese lawyers and netizens are questioning the case.
Beijing Citizen Detained Because of a microblog Post
Beijing citizen Liu Yue was detained by the police on July 25
because of a post on his Tencent microblog account.
Chinese Human Rights Defenders reports that Liu posted
on his Tencent microblog about several dozen workers
suffering from serious lung disease due to working
in coal mines in Beijing’s Fangshan district.
He says they went, huffing and puffing and carrying oxygen
bags, from Hebei’s Leping city to Longhua, Weichang,
and other cities all the way to the Zhengzhou Third Detention
Center to support the support the “Ten Noblemen" movement.
On July 24, Liu was thus summoned by the Zhoukou police
station in Beijing’s Fangshan district.
On July 25, he was detained on charges of “causing trouble."
The police station told Liu’s wife
that his charges were given from above.
Zhejiang Cross is Taken Down Again
Dozens of People are Arrested
Incidents similar to the demolition of Christian crosses
in Zhejiang have spread from Wenzhou to Taizhou.
On July 25, two crosses of Chengguan Church in
Taizhou’s Wenling city were demolished.
Among hundreds of Christians who tried to guard the church,
40 were arrested and some were hospitalized.
It’s said that Chengguan Church is the largest church in
Wenling City and the first in the area to have a cross removed.
It has more than 4,000 parishioners.