The opening ceremony of Kunshan Station, a tea house owned by human rights activist Wang Heying in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, was scheduled for 10:10 a.m. on May 16. Wang and Ying invited a number of human rights activists and lawyers to attend the ceremony, but on May 14, a number of invited people were missing or illegally restricted, including human rights lawyer Ren Quanniu, who was also missing at one point. The phone numbers of human rights lawyers Wang Quanzhang and Wang Yu, who were planning to go to Suzhou, could not be reached. The police also allegedly warned Wang Quanzhang on the 14th that he could not attend the opening event of the tea house. The owner of the tea house, Wang Heying, is still missing.
Comprehensive online information and overseas Chinese media reports, Suzhou citizen Wu Qihe’s wife Wang Canfen introduced in the circle of friends, May 14 morning, Wu Qihe, Ren Quanniu lawyers, Zhou Jindan went to attend the opening of Jiangsu Suzhou Kunshan Wang Heying tea house. 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”.
Wang and Ying also intends to for the rights of the field of single people who are always on the move, four dating events a year, to help them find a like-minded life partner.
But Wang and Ying’s tea house has not yet opened, ready to participate in the opening ceremony of Ren Quanniu lawyers, Wu Qihe, Zhou Jindan, and Wang and Ying himself have been lost.
Zhang Jianzhong, a human rights activist in Tianjin, told the Epoch Times that at 3 or 4 p.m. on the 13th, local police officers went to his house to check on him, and at 7 p.m., several police officers from the local police station pushed him and shoved him, and were aggressive, controlling him and preventing him from going out.
The police did not give any reason for restricting his personal freedom. He asked for his police number and name, but the police officers refused to disclose them. Zhang Jianzhong called 110 police and complained to the Public Security Bureau and other departments, but no one has paid attention to him so far.
Zhang said the police were trying to prevent rights activists from traveling to Suzhou to meet. Zhang Jianzhong then called to contact well-known human rights lawyers Wang Yu, Wang Quanzhang, as well as the artist Chasing the Soul (Liu Jinxing) and other invited participants to the opening of the tea house, but they could not be reached.
In addition, 709 lawyer Wang Quanzhang also received a warning from the police on the 14th, telling him that he could not attend the opening of the tea house.
And lost contact with the outside world Ren Quanniu in the early hours of the 15th in the social media to report peace. Ren Quanniu said, 14 morning around 11 o’clock with a few friends in Wang and Ying’s house drinking tea and chatting, suddenly more than 10 police officers came to the door, claiming that someone reported their illegal assembly, they were taken back to the police station in Zhou Shi Town, Kunshan City for questioning, until 11 p.m. was taken out of the police station, sent to a hotel in Suzhou. The whereabouts of the other people taken away are unknown. He was sent back to the hotel he had booked in Suzhou, and the CCP state security police and auxiliary police took pictures and left.
According to Zhang, the police are terrified of a magpie meeting organized by Wang and Ying, which is ridiculous in itself: “Is it because you have done too many bad things that you are always afraid of someone taking an axe to him when you walk down the road? This is not the rule of law, this is the trampling of human rights, illegal restrictions on personal freedom.”