Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Retaliation Against Parents Complaining About Child Trafficking in China?

As a followup to their reports of Chinese birth planning officials confiscating children from parents and sending them to the orphanage, Caixin Century is reporting that two parents have been arrested for prostitution:
Yang Libing and Zhou Yinghe, two leading petitioners from a child-trafficking case in Hunan Province, were arrested on June 22 for prostitution, witnesses said.

The two will be under police custody for 15 days as part of the standard penalty for prostitution, according to local authorities.

At the time of their arrest, Yang and Zhou were with a group of parents that were also seeking to petition a child-trafficking case in Shaoyang, Hunan Province.

Yang' younger brother told Caixin that his brother was being framed. "Shaoyang police have not been prosecuting prostitution cases recently. How could my brother be arrested for that reason? Someone wants to restrict his activities," he said.
Seems pretty transparent. . . .


Research-China.Org said...

It does seem very coincidental that the two primary families seeking to sue the Shaoyang orphanage and Civil Affairs officers for illegally confiscating their children are the ones now arrested. I am confident that the lawsuit will progress, but intimidation tactics like these should give all adoptive parents pause.


Research-China.Org said...

The Chinese article goes into much more detail of how these two leaders of the Gaoping families were tricked into providing information, etc., by government operatives. There is little question that "pressure" will be placed on these two men to stop asking questions, filing lawsuits, etc.