Kidnapped Girl Rescued by Federal Agents Minutes Before Air China Take-off at JFK
Through this story you can catch a glimpse of how the Chinese Communist Party tries to exert its severe form of control over individuals and individual freedoms in China, as well as how they try to extend that control here in the United States
Fortunately, this story has a happy ending. But just think about how close it came to this poor girl being sent back to China after declaring her wish for political asylum. Thank goodness that Homeland Security was on the ball! Congratulations to the girl and to the Homeland Security Agents.
Instead of honoring the girl’s request to seek asylum, the Commie bad-guys tried to sneak her back to China.
Bravo to US Homeland Security Agents for rescuing the girl.
Had she been sent back to China under these circumstances she may very well have faced persecution and torture. She may also have been sent to China’s labor camp system or gulags.
This is just one more example of how Chinese Communist Agents act in the United States or exert influence over people in the United States and, especially Chinese people here in the United States.
Concerns Grow for Family in China, Now Facing Threat
NEW YORK, NY — The Falun Dafa Information Center disclosed Monday morning that 14-year-old Beijing native Youran Zhao has been successfully rescued, and is safe at this moment and unharmed, thanks to the tremendous efforts of U.S. homeland security officers and others. She is under the care and legal custody of her aunt and said to be recovering from the trauma. Zhao, as reported by the Center (on 2-11), had gone missing after declaring Saturday evening (around 5 PM) her intent to seek political asylum; she was on a tour of the northeastern U.S. with a group of students from China. She was said to be held against her will by Chinese tour leaders, acting on orders from Chinaâ€™s notorious Public Security Bureau (PSB), sources had said. Harrowing events Sunday confirmed these allegations.
Federal authorities confirmed that Zhao, who practices Falun Gong, was missing from the tour group Sunday around noontime when several police apprehended tour chaperons on the campus of Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Tour chaperons refused to disclose Zhaoâ€™s whereabouts, only insisting â€œSheâ€™s not hereâ€ and that â€œother chaperonsâ€ had taken her somewhere. Investigators have since learned that the tour leaders, acting on orders from Chinaâ€™s communist regime to kidnap her back to Beijing, had hastened her off to JFK Airport around 7:30 AM Sunday, seeking to put her on the first available flight to China; Zhaoâ€™s tour group, which remained in Boston on tour, was not scheduled to depart until February 13.
Sunday afternoon U.S. Customs officials at JFK Airport successfully identified Youran and the two Chinese chaperons who were attempting to smuggle Zhao out of America via Air China. The two chaperons and Zhao were held until her guardian and aunt, Ms. Xiufen Zhang of New Jersey, could arrive. Zhao and Zhang left under the protection of airport personnel after witnesses identified men believed to be Chinese agents who had been following Zhao.
The Information Center wishes to express its gratitude to the many U.S. customs officials and police and others who assisted in this matter, and to call attention to the welfare of Zhaoâ€™s family in Beijing, who have reportedly been threatened by PSB agents with jailing and banishment to Chinaâ€™s gulag system.
Information Center spokesperson Mr. Erping Zhang, who was at the airport and assisted in the investigation, said Monday: â€œThat Beijingâ€™s communist rulers feel threatened by a harmless girl who seeks only protection from religious persecution in a free, democratic country is a sad, and disturbing, reminder of the state of human rights in China today. If these are the actions they brazenly take on U.S. soil — resorting to kidnapping — one shudders to think how they treat believers inside China. We are deeply concerned for the welfare of Zhaoâ€™s remaining family in China, and call on media and rights groups to carefully monitor their situation.â€
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NEWS – Feb. 12, 2007
Falun Dafa Information Center, www.faluninfo.net
Founded in 1999, the Falun Dafa Information Center is a New York-based organization that documents the rights violations of adherents of Falun Gong (or â€œFalun Dafaâ€) taking place in the Peopleâ€™s Republic of China. In July of 1999 Chinaâ€™s autocratic Communist Party launched an unlawful campaign of arrests, violence, and propaganda with the intent of â€œeradicatingâ€ the apolitical practice; it is believed certain leaders feared the influence of the practiceâ€™s 100 million adherents. The campaign has since grown in violence and scope, with millions having been detained or sent to forced labor camps. The Center has verified details of over 2,900 deaths and over 63,000 cases of torture in custody (reports / sources). Falun Gong is a traditional-style Buddhist â€œqigongâ€ practice, with roots in the Chinese heritage of cultivating the mind/body for health and spiritual growth.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT THE FALUN DAFA INFORMATION CENTER- Contacts: Gail Rachlin 917-757-9780, Levi Browde 646-415-0998, Erping Zhang 646-533-6147, or Christina Chai 917-386-5068. Email: email@example.com, Website: https://www.faluninfo.net/