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Breaking: Chinese Citizens Bao Zhuoxuan, Tang Zhishun and Xing Qingxian Missing in Burma

China Change, published: October 9, 2015

 

Bao Zhuoxuan

Bao Zhuoxuan

Around noon on October 6, 2015, Chinese citizen Bao Zhuoxuan (包卓轩, also known as Bao Mengmeng 包蒙蒙), the 16-year-old son of lawyer Wang Yu (王宇), and two grown men Tang Zhishun (唐志顺) and Xing Qingxian (幸清贤) were taken away by Burmese police from Room 8348 of Huadu Guest House (华都宾馆) in Mongla (also known as Little Mongla) near the border with China while traveling during the National Day holidays.

The hotel owner said that a dozen or so policemen had come, displayed Burmese law enforcement IDs, and taken all three away.

On October 7, friends and at least a lawyer went to local police bureau to make inquiries about the three, but the police denied of detaining anyone. They then visited the local Burmese law and politics office but found no information about the three.

Friends then reported the missing of the three to local police, demanding the Burmese authorities to search for them. Afterwards, friends went back to Huadu Guest House to ask more questions. Upon arriving, they saw two Burmese policemen speaking to the owner. After the police left, the female owner wouldn’t answer any of their questions anymore.

Those of you who have followed the recent detention of rights lawyers in China may recall that, earlier on July 9, Bao Zhuoxuan and his father were detained at the Beijing airport while en route to Australia to attend college. At the same time, his mother, human rights lawyer Wang Yu was disappeared too from her Beijing home. The event, it turned out, marked the onset of an unprecedented large-scale arrest of rights lawyers and activists.

幸清贤

Xing Qingxian

The teenager, released later, and his relatives have been summoned by Chinese police several times who warned them, among other things, not to become involved in Wang Yu’s case and not to contact lawyers. The authorities confiscated Bao Zhuoxuan’s passport, making it clear to him that it was no longer possible for him to pursue studies overseas.

To date, at least 26 human rights lawyers and activists have been criminally detained or placed under residential surveillance at a designated place without access to lawyers, and nearly 300 more across China have been temporarily detained, disappeared, questioned, or threatened.

Lawyer Wang Yu and her husband Bao Longjun are among those who have been placed under residential surveillance at a designated place, and their lawyers’ repeated attempts to find out where they are detained have been met with obstruction.

We hope to bring the disappearance of Bao Zhuoxuan, Tang Zhishun and Xing Qingxian to the attention of the media and the international community, and we ask the Burmese government to provide information about their status immediately.

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The hotel where they stayed and were last seen in Mongla, Burma.

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中国公民包卓轩、唐志顺、幸清贤在缅甸失联

2015年10月6日中午,中国公民中国公民包卓轩(著名维权律师王宇之子)、唐志顺、幸清贤在缅甸边境城市勐拉市的华都宾馆8348房间被缅甸警方带走。

Tang Zhishun

Tang Zhishun

据该饭店的老板娘讲当时来了10多名警察,出示了缅甸警察证件,搜查了客房,把三个人都带走了。

2015年10月7日,有朋友和律师到当地警察局查询,警察声称没有抓人;随后他们又走访了当地的政法处,也没有查到三人的下落。

朋友们在当地警察局报警要求警方查找失踪的三人;随后前去华都宾馆再次了解情况;但是发现有两位警察正在找老板娘谈话,之后无论怎么询问老板娘都不再回答问题。

三位中国公民在缅甸境内就这样离奇失踪。

今年16岁的包卓轩7月9日和父亲包龙军在北京“首都机场”准备经由吉隆坡再到澳大利亚留学时被警察绑架。与此同时,他的母亲、著名的人权律师王宇也在家中被带走。中国当局在关押了未成年的包卓轩40多个小时后释放了他。之后,警方多次约谈他和祖母等家人,警告他们不许介入王宇案件、不许接听律师电话等。包卓轩的护照被当局扣留,警察并且明确表示他不可能再去留学。

震惊中外的709抓捕律师事件至今已经整整三个月。截至10月2日为止,有至少26名人权律师和维权人士被拘捕或指定居所监视居住。包卓轩的母亲王宇律师和父亲包龙军目前都是指定居所监视居所,具体下落不明,律师也无法会见他们。

希望国际社会高度关注包卓轩和另外两名成年人的下落,并请求缅甸政府立即对此作出解释。

 

 


17 Comments

  1. […] Change, a group that monitors human rights issues in China, has also reported that Mr. Bao had disappeared, along with the two supporters who were traveling with him, Tang […]

  2. […] and Li Heping, according to the group Chinese Human Rights Defenders. The website ChinaChange.org reported on Friday that Yu’s 16-year-old son, Bao Zhuoxuan, was seized by police in Burma while traveling […]

  3. Gary says:

    Ni hao to all, I am an American citizen 64 yrs old, married to a Chinese national and we reside in Tianjin. I have been in the USA for the last 6 weeks, and have followed developments in China closely. I love living in Tianjin, China, the people are great, so friendly and hospitable. I return on the 15th of Oct., and I am concerned about all of the tension between China/USA, and all of the internal tension in Chinese society, bad economy, govt hostility towards any kind of civil disagreement. I am a Christian, and there are many Christians in China, foreigners as well as Chinese. My prayers are for peace to prevail, for cool heads and clear minds/hearts in working out all of these matters.
    God Bless all people…He truly loves everyone.

  4. […] and Li Heping, according to the group Chinese Human Rights Defenders. The website ChinaChange.org reported on Friday that Yu’s 16-year-old son, Bao Zhuoxuan, was seized by police in Burma while […]

  5. […] Change, a group that monitors human rights issues in China, has also reported that Mr. Bao disappeared, along with the two supporters who were traveling with him, Tang Zhishun […]

  6. […] or placed under residential surveillance at a designated place without access to lawyers,” according to China Change. Wang Yu remains in detention on suspicion of “subversion,” and her family have been […]

  7. […] Change, a group that monitors human rights issues in China, has also reported that Mr. Bao had disappeared, along with the two supporters who were traveling with him, Tang […]

  8. […] border town of Mong La on Oct. 6 during the week-long China National Day holidays, according to China Change, a website that tracks human rights in […]

  9. david.lague@thomsonreuters.com says:

    Hi Paul, Do you have time for a quick chat?
    Cheers
    David

    Sent from my HTC

  10. […] Change, a group that monitors human rights issues in China, has also reported that Mr. Bao disappeared, along with the two supporters who were traveling with him, Tang Zhishun […]

  11. […] and Li Heping, according to the group Chinese Human Rights Defenders. The website ChinaChange.org reported on Friday that Yu’s 16-year-old son, Bao Zhuoxuan, was seized by police in Burma while […]

  12. […] details surrounding the disappearance of Bao Zhuoxuan, Tang Zhishun and Xing Qingxian have surfaced as friends continue to look for information in Mong […]

  13. […] earlier this month attempted to escape China with the help of his parents’ friends, and was apprehended in Myanmar on October 6. His parents have been under secret detention, and denied access to […]

  14. […] earlier this month attempted to escape China with the help of his parents’ friends, and was apprehended in Myanmar on October 6. His parents have been under secret detention, and denied access to […]

  15. […] Longjun, earlier this month attempted to escape China with the help of his parents friends, and was apprehended in Myanmar on October 6. His parents have been under secret detention, and denied access to […]

  16. […] plan, and they were arrested in Mong La, a quasi-independent part of northern Myanmar. Local police made the arrest, and handed them to Chinese authorities for […]

  17. […] authorities got wind of the plan, and they were arrested in Mong La, northern Myanmar. Local police made the arrest, and handed them to Chinese authorities for […]

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