Vicious Wiki Case: 9 Embassy Human Rights Officials in China Meet with Rights Parents

Recently, nine human rights officials from the U.S., German, French, and European Union embassies in China met with the mother of Niu Tengyu, the main culprit in the “Vulgar Wiki” case, to learn more about the case and the details of the torture Niu and 23 others were subjected to in order to extract confessions.

Twenty-four new Internet activists from mainland China were given heavy sentences for leaking personal information about Xi Mingze. The incident has been exposed by the media and has attracted international attention. Nine human rights officials from the U.S., German and other embassies in China recently met with the mother of the main culprit, Niu Tengyu, to learn more about the case and the details of the torture of the 24 young people. (By Wu Yitong/Cheng Wen)

The case of Xi Jinping’s daughter Xi Mingze and brother-in-law Deng Jiagui, who were sentenced to heavy prison terms for leaking their personal information, and the progress of the case, especially the torture of Niu Tengyu and other young people who were framed as the main perpetrators of the case and sentenced to 14 years in prison, have attracted international attention.

In May 2019, after Xi Jinping’s daughter Xi Mingze’s personal information was exposed on an overseas website, the Chinese Communist Party set up a task force and sentenced 24 young people to prison, including Niu Tengyu, who was framed as the main perpetrator and sentenced to 14 years in prison. (Courtesy of Wu Yitong)

On Tuesday (13), Niu Tengyu’s mother, who insisted on seeking justice for her son, said that two weeks earlier, on March 30, nine human rights officials from the embassies of the United States, Germany, the European Union, France, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland and other countries met with her to express their grave concern about the “Vulgar Wiki” case.

She briefed the officials on the process of the unjust case in Maoming, Guangdong, where the public prosecutor and law enforcement teamed up to create the case. The officials asked about the details of the torture of Niu Tengyu and the other prisoners, and were shocked to learn about the situation.

Niu Tengyu’s mother said, “I met with people from nine countries, and they were shocked to hear that 24 school-age children were scapegoated by the Maoming task force, illegally detained in secret and tortured horribly, especially Niu Tengyu, who was crippled and heavily sentenced for his innocence, and they were highly concerned about the case. They asked for some details, and I told them that when Niu Tengyu was first arrested, the air conditioner was turned down and he was beaten, beaten in the aisle. I almost fainted when I told them that there were many people in tears on the spot.

According to Niu Tengyu’s mother, the entire case stretched for more than a year from arrest to sentencing, during which the parents kept quiet about the case because they believed in the Chinese government. It was only after the children were wrongly sentenced that they began to defend their rights. Due to the ferment of public opinion, several embassies in China took notice of the case and invited her to meet with them.

Niu Tengyu’s mother said, “It took more than a year from the arrest to the trial, but because we believed in the government, we parents kept silent and kept writing letters, but there was no way to get help. This is also a last resort.

According to sources, the U.S. and Canadian embassies and consulates in China hope that the parents and lawyers will provide a list of the torturers, the prosecutors and court judges involved, and do not rule out sanctions against the people involved under the Magnitsky Human Rights Act.

Bao Longjun, one of the lawyers representing Niu Tengyu and a human rights lawyer in Beijing, said in an interview with this station that the whole “Vulgar Wiki” case, in which the public prosecutor and law enforcement teamed up to fabricate an unjust case and torture 24 young people, is a serious human rights violation, and that human rights officials at the embassy in China have a responsibility to be concerned about these human rights issues.

The case, especially in the investigation stage, has various procedural violations such as torture and jurisdiction, as well as favoritism and abuse of the law, which should be of concern to the international community because it is a serious violation of human rights.

The case of Niu Tengyu is also a kind of concern for human rights. According to Bao Longjun, the Guangdong side has concocted an unjust case, killing good people and taking credit for it, and the incident is fermenting internationally, which plays the role of “high black and low red”.

The case is a case of killing good people and taking credit for it. In order to please the top leaders of the country, they are using the children as a step for their own promotion, which is actually a kind of “high black and low red”, in fact they are discrediting the top leaders of the country, which is a very bad behavior.

Bao Longjun also further revealed the progress of the case to the station. He said that after the lawyers filed a lawsuit against the Guangdong Maoming Maonan Internet Police Brigade for torture, they are further suing the relevant departments.

Bao Longjun said: Teng Yu’s case so far, we have written another application for the exclusion of illegal evidence, we are also prepared to request it in the next few days, according to the law to disclose the first trial committee who are, if the participants are the second trial judge Zhang Shuming, we will apply for the recusal of Zhang Shuming, and we demand that the second trial be held in open court, and that the relevant personnel testify in court, and that the so-called victims testify in court, and continue to be on its In May 2019, the overseas website

In May 2019, overseas websites “Red Bank Foundation” and “Chinawiki” exposed the personal information of Xi Jinping’s daughter Xi Mingze and brother-in-law Deng Jiagui, including Xi Mingze’s passport photo and his “identity document” under the alias of Chu Chen. identity documents” under the alias of Chu Chen. In June of that year, the Chinese Ministry of Public Security set up a task force, and the Maonan Internet Police Brigade in Maoming, Guangdong, became one of the units handling the case.

Unable to arrest the overseas exposer, the Maonan Internet Police Brigade transferred the blame to the “vulgar wiki” operators and members in mainland China, and arrested dozens of young people across the country as a “gift” for the 70th anniversary of the Communist Party’s founding. During their detention, the Maonan Internet Police Brigade and its chief Yang Guangyao commanded their men to torture them to extract confessions. Niu Tengyu’s meetings with his lawyer also revealed again that he was subjected to harsh torture such as being hung and having his genitals burned with a lighter.

On November 2, 2020, the “Vulgar Wiki” case began; on December 30, 2020, 24 young people were sentenced. One of them, Niu Tengyu, a 20-year-old “Vulgar Wiki” operator, was charged as the main offender and sentenced to 14 years and a fine of 130,000 yuan. Zhang Shuming, the judge of the second trial, reportedly arrogated to himself the right to participate in the conviction and sentencing of the first trial.

Earlier, the court of second instance urged lawyers to submit defense arguments, suspecting that the proposed second trial would be a secret sentencing in writing.