Wang Heying, a rights activist in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, opened a tea house and was suppressed by the authorities. (Video screenshot)
The opening ceremony was scheduled for May 16 at 10:10 a.m., but on May 14, several friends, including lawyer Ren Quanniu, and Wang Heying himself, suddenly lost contact with the outside world. Zhang Jianzhong was controlled for his personal freedom.
According to Suzhou Wu Qihe’s wife Wang Canfen, in her circle of friends, this morning (May 14) Wu Qihe, lawyer Ren Quanniu and Zhou Jindan went to attend the opening of Wang Heying Tea House in Kunshan, Suzhou, Jiangsu Province. Now they have lost contact, Wang and Ying phone unanswered, Wu Qihe cell phone off, Zhou Jindan cell phone off, Ren lawyer cell phone unanswered.
She has been persecuted by the Chinese Communist Party for more than a decade, including six administrative detentions and one reeducation through labor, which forced her 14-year-old daughter to drop out of school.
Wang Heying was awarded the 2020 Cao Shunli Human Rights Award for her work on the case of ink thrower Dong Yaoqiong, her visits to political prisoners and prisoners of conscience in China to bring them meals, and her sharing of these experiences online.
In her invitation to the opening of the tea house, she expressed her hope that the tea house would welcome friends from home and abroad, from Shanghai and Suzhou, to sip tea and discuss the past and present. She also named her tea house “Kunshan Station”.
In addition, Wang and Ying also intends to for the rights of the field of single people who are always on the move, held four dating events each year to help them find a like-minded life partner.
However, Wang Heying’s tea house has not yet opened, ready to participate in the opening ceremony of Ren Quanniu lawyers, Wu Qihe, Zhou Jindan, and Wang Heying himself have been lost.
Tianjin rights activist Zhang Jianzhong told the Epoch Times that the local police came to his house at 3:00 or 4:00 yesterday afternoon, and at 7:00 p.m., several police officers from the local police station pushed him and shoved him, and were aggressive, controlling him and not allowing him to go out, and the train ticket he bought had to be invalidated.
The police did not make it clear why they were controlling his personal freedom. He asked for his police number and name, but they refused to disclose them. He called the 110 police and complained to the Public Security Bureau and other departments, but so far no one has paid attention to him. Their control over him has not been lifted until press time.
In addition, the police also informed Beijing rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang this morning that he could not attend the opening of the tea house. He said, “If you want to have a public party now, the authorities will also be very nervous, and if you don’t have a public party, they will immediately arrest you, and they will be very nervous.”
It is unclear how many people across the country have been blocked from their homes or temporarily taken into custody by police as a result.
Zhang also said it was ridiculous that Wang and Ying provided such a platform for their singles, the Magpie Club, and that local police were horrified. “Is not bad things done too much, walking down the road is always afraid of someone with an axe to split him, the same reason. This is not the rule of law, this is the trampling of human rights, illegal restrictions on personal freedom.”
As of press time, Wang and Ying’s cell phone has been in the unanswered state, Ren Quanniu’s cell phone has been turned off.