How To Write To Chinese Authorities on behalf of Mao Hengfeng

Our Message to Mao Hengfeng

Amnesty International suggests several options.  One is to click here.  Another, is an invitation to direct your letters monthly to three authorities in China, with copies to China’s Ambassador to the US and the US Sec. of State.   Their addresses and a sample letter follows:

Chairman of the Shanghai Municipal People’s Congress Standing Committee
GONG Xueping Zhuren
Shanghaishi Renda Changweihui Bangongting
200 Renmindadao
Huangpuqu
Shanghai 200003
People’s Republic of China     (Salutation: Dear Chairman)

Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress WU Bangguo Weiyuanzhang Quanguo Renda Changwu Weiyuanhui Bangongting
23 Xijiaominxiang
Xichengqu
Beijingshi 100805
People’s Republic of China (Salutation: Dear Chairman)

Mayor of the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government, HAN Zheng Shizhang, Shanghaishi Renmin Zhengfu, 200 Renmindadao, Huangpuqu, Shanghaishi 200003, People’s Republic of China (Salutation: Dear Mayor)

Copies to:

Ambassador Zhang Yesui, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, 3505 International Place NW, Washington, DC 20008

US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, US Dpt. of State, 2201 C ST NW, Washington, DC 20520

SAMPLE LETTER

Chairman of the Shanghai Municipal People’s Congress Standing Committee
GONG Xueping Zhuren
Shanghaishi Renda Changweihui Bangongting
200 Renmindadao
Huangpuqu
Shanghai 200003
People’s Republic of China

RE: Mao Hengfeng

Dear Chairman:

I am writing to express my grave concern for Mao Hengfeng, a human rights defender and mother of three who was released from detention to her family unconscious in a wheelchair.

Mao Hengfeng was sentenced to 18 months in Re-education Through Labor (RTL) in March 2010 as a result of her protest in front of the Beijing municipal intermediate court where human rights activist and Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo was on trial. At an appeal hearing in July 2010, Mao Hengfeng reported that the RTL facility officers have instructed other inmates many times to beat her. In addition to the beatings, she was kept in unsanitary conditions and she was forced to work at the RTL facility dumping ground.

Mao Hengfeng was released on medical parole due to high blood pressure in February 2011. She was rearrested two days later on the grounds of having violated the terms for medical parole. She was taken to the Shanghai City Prison Hospital until she was released unexpectedly on July 28, 2011. At the prison hospital, she was beaten severely and at one point, she lost sight and hearing for 24 hours. On the day before the authorities officially ended her RTL term, she kept slipping in and out of consciousness, unable to eat or drink water.

After all the hardship in detention, Mao Hengfeng remains under police surveillance. The police attempted to beat her when she and her husband went to church and she refused their demand to go home.

I call on the Chinese authorities to investigate the allegations that Mao Hengfeng has been tortured and otherwise ill-treated with a view of bringing those responsible to justice. I also urge the Chinese authorities to lift all restrictions on Mao Hengfeng’s freedom of movement.

Furthermore, I urge you to see that Mao Hengfeng and other human rights activists are allowed to carry out their legitimate, peaceful human rights activities without fear of arbitrary detention, torture or ill-treatment, or other human rights violations.

Thank you for your attention to this urgent matter.

Sincerely,

copies to:

Ambassador Zhang Yesui

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

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