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Hong Kong Falun Gong practitioners detained in China
HONG KONG ĖUnder threat of being arrested upon her return to Mainland China, Zheng Xiulan appealed to the Hong Kong Chief Executive and other officials for help in releasing her son, Sun Zhongwen, who is currently detained in Mainland China.
Zheng Xiulan attended an administrative meeting on September 30, 2003 to present her letter to the officials of the administration. The letter was accepted personally by all of the officials except Chief Executive Tung Che Hwa and the Secretary for Justice Elsie Leung who let their assistants take the letter.
Sun Zhongwen is a permanent resident of Hong Kong. He was sentenced to four years in prison by Chinese government last May for possession of Falun Gong materials.
Sunís mother is from Beijing. She and other petitioners first sat in Chater Garden at 7:00 am in the morning, then paraded to the Government Secretariat. She said her son did not break the law and she hoped the Hong Kong government could help her son to regain his freedom as soon as possible.
Another Hong Kong permanent resident Zhang Yucang is also detained in China. He was arrested for carrying Falun Gong materials while entering China in early May 2002 and later sentenced to three years in prison. Zhang's sister joined the parade with the others.
The first Hong Kong Falun Gong practitioner to be arrested in China was Zhu Keming. His family members are all in China, so the Falun Gong Family Rescue Team presentd the letter to the Hong Kong government on behalf of Zhuís family.
Zhu Keming and Wang Jie are both plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed against Jiang Zemin, the former president of China, in August last year. After filing the lawsuit, the two were then taken by the police from their homes and secretly sentenced to five years in prison.
Zhu keming and Wang Jie were the first Falun Gong practitioners to file suits against Jiang Zemin for crimes against humanity and genocide in the state-run suppression of the Falun Gong meditation practice.
Other Principal Officials who received the letter yesterday are Chief Secretary for Administration Donald Tsang, Chief Financial Secretary Tang Ying-yen and Secretary for Housing, Planning and Lands Suen Ming-yeung.
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