Chinese Government Makes Arrests and Raids Homes during the “Two Sessions"
Local People’s Congress and People’s Political Consultative
Conference of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) are being held across China,
and many Democrats were arrested and
expelled from their homes during raids.
Petitioners were driven away or detained when they
expressed their demands.
Many people say the “two sessions" are held every year,
and CCP suppresses people continually.
Democrats speculate that this is a sign showing the current
political system is in trouble.
The province level’s “two sessions" are being held during
these days, and the petitioners in different regions want to
use this chance to express their demands to the two sessions’
members, and to ask for their legitimate rights and benefits.
The two sessions of Shanghai were held in Pudong on January
11th, on which day hundreds of petitioners showed up planning to hand in their petitions.
But they met hundreds of police when they arrived at the
The police didn’t allow them to hand out anything, nor to
speak out about the illegal demolitions by local officials.
Subsequently, about 300 petitioners were arrested and
put into a black prison in Fucun Road.
On the second day, another hundreds of petitioners were
met by a large number of police, and were jailed in the same prison.
Jin Yuehua, a petitioner, said Shanghai petitioners have a
decade of grievances, but the court hasn’t set up a file and has ignored their requests.
What CCP officials’ are spending is the blood and tears of the
common people, But they do nothing for them and even want to kill them.
Jin Yuehua: “The black prison is horrible.
Now it’s very cold in Shanghai, but there’s no chair in the room
so we had to sit on the floor.
There’s torture; some of us have very high blood pressure,
some diabetes, and some are disabled.
Many of us were forced to stay in one room."
Jin Yuehua said that there’s two sessions every year, and year
after year the suppression is during the same period.
CCP officials said one thing, but did another.”
Jin Yuehua’s house was demolished by Shanghai Minhang
Real Estate Development Co., in 2000.
The house is 268.6 m2 with another 222.6 m2 land, but she
didn’t receive a penny of compensation.
Jin Yuehua asked the local government and related
departments to help, yet received nothing but illegal detentions in black prisons.
During this period, many Chinese activists were suppressed
by the regime, including Beijing activist Hu Jia, Zhejiang democrat
Wei Zou, Lv Gengsong and Wei Zhenling; many activists’ homes
were raided and they were summoned.
At 8:00 am on January 11th, Zou Wei faced a dozen police
and security officers when he opened the door.
They broke into his home and grabbed his laptop and other
Zou Wei was taken to the police office until the next morning.
In the evening, Beijing activist Hu Jia had the same experience.
The police grabbed his two computers and summoned him
to the Tongzhou Branch of the Beijing Police Bureau.
After two rounds of inquiries, he was released.
Hu Jia said, the authority’s behavior is to stifle public opinion
during the two sessions and the upcoming 18th National Congress.
Zou Wei, a Zhejiang democrat, said the social conflicts are
intensifying as the 18th National Congress approaches.
The authorities haven’t had any progress with political reform,
so they order public security to maintain the so-called stability.
Zou Wei:”The maintenance of stability is promoted under
that kind of rigid thinking.
The authority blamed the democratic dissidents for the
root of social conflicts.
In this circumstance, especially before the 18th National Congress,
they tightened suppression of dissidents.”
Zou Wei believes that the rights of democracy and freedom
belong to everyone.
Although there’s suppression in Mainland China, what he did
is in line with people’s conscience and morality.
Zou Wei pointed out that CCP is fighting like a trapped beast.
The only way to solve current issues is to implement
political reform and promote democracy.
NTD Reporters: Tang Rui and Guo Jing.