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2005-05-18: An Appeal to the German Government calling for Renzheng Jiang's Release from a Labour Camp in the P.R. China: Deported from Germany–Three Years of Forced Labour in China
The general meeting of the ISHR – International Society for Human Rights – German Section - incorporated society has decided the following resolution during its annual general meeting on 24th april 2005:
Resolution about the deportation of a Chinese citizen and his family into the People′s Republic of China
The ISHR members during their general meeting have taken notice of the report about the Falun Gong practicing family Jiang/Guo with their children deported from Germany and persecuted in their homeland China and condemns their deportation.
On the 9th April, 2005, resulting from the deportation, Mr. Renzheng Jiang was sentenced to three years of forced labour and detained in Benxi City Labour Camp without trial for practicing Falun Gong, in connection to ”being a danger to public safety”.
The ISHR had indicated independent from asylum law matters emerging due to mistakes of the applicants that anybody recognised by Chinese authorities as Falun Gong followers faces the most serious repressions and saw obligatory obstacles to deportation at an incalculable time. Petitions to the Bavarian Parliament and Federal Parlement, were however refused.
The International Society for Human Rights demands the immediate release of Renzheng Jiang from Chinese authorities.
The general meeting of the ISHR appeals to the Federal Chancellor Mr. Gerhard Schr?der and Federal Foreign Minister Mr. Joschka Fischer that
? they protect Renzheng Jiang and his family from further danger in the PRC through every diplomatic channel;
? they ensure that nobody from the Federal Republic of Germany may be deported anymore into dictatorially governed countries especially not into the People′s Republic of China except in an obvious case of asylum abuse. It is an important criterion when well known human rights organisations speak in favour of this man. In these cases the principle “never, if in doubt” must apply.
The general meeting of the ISHR appeals to the German Federal Parlement as well as to the Bavarian Parliament to demand the release of Renzheng Jiang.
K?nigstein, 24th april 2005
2005-05-18: Deported from Germany with His Family, Mr. Jiang was Sentenced to Three Years of Forced Labor One Month after His Return to China
(Photo Caption) Mr. Jiang Renzheng, His wife, Ms. Guo Rui and their two Children
In 2001, Mr. Jiang Renzheng, 29 years old and Ms. Guo Rui, 24 years old, both from Liaoning Province in China, came to Germany to study German. They first met each other at language school. In 2002 they were expecting a child and in November out of desperation, they falsely filed an appliation for asylum to the German authorities. However, prior to the court hearing, because they feared a rejection of their asylum application and deportation to China, they fled to Norway, in January 2003, where Mr. Jiang’s aunt and uncle live.
Mr. Jiang’s uncle, Mr. Jiang Linzhong, and aunt, Ms. Wang Minchun, are Falun Gong practitioners who had escaped from China to Cambodia shortly after the persecution of Falun Gong started in China. They were accepted into the UNO-High-Commission for Refugees protection program with the help of international human rights agencies. The Jiangs hoped to start a new life in Norway and applied for asylum in Norway under a false name. During the time they stayed at Jiang’s uncle and aunt’s home, they were deeply moved by the teachings of Falun Gong, and by the principles of “Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance”. Upon beginning the practice of Falun Gong, they realized that they should not apply for asylum using false names and passports. Thus, they went to the Norwegian authorities and told them the truth. During that time, Mr. Jiang participated in Falun Gong activities in Norway to help raise awareness of the persecution in China.
In January 2004, Norwegian authorities sent the couple back to Germany. Upon arrival in Germany, Mr. Jiang was taken directly to Munich’s deportation center. His deportation date was set for January 28, but as Ms. Guo was in the final stages of her second pregnancy, Mr. Jiang’s deportation was delayed and they were allowed to stay at the Würzburg asylum center. In February 2004, they applied for asylum as Falun Gong practitioners at the federal office. Asylum was denied. They filed an appeal in Würzburg’s administrative court. On August 6, 2004, their request fo asylum was denied. They filed an appeal in the Bavarian Administrative Court shortly afterwards and an appeal and constitutional complaint at the Bundesverfassungsgericht (Federal Constitutional Court) in Karlsruhe on the 28th December, 2004. All their appeals were rejected.
Since September 2004 there were many set dates for their deportation, each time their deportation was prevented. During this period, Mr. Jiang and Ms. Guo used this opportunity to take part in many Falun Gong public events in Würzburg.
In September 2004, Mr. Jiang’s and Ms. Guo’s attorney filed an application on their behalf at the Petition’s Committee in the Bavarian State Parliament. On October 28, 2004, the German Falun Dafa Association submitted a petition to the Petition’s Committee in Federal Parliament (Bundestag). On November 9, 2004, the Bavarian Parliament denied their application. On February 17, 2005, the Federal Parliament’s Petition’s Committee rejected the petition. The Committee was of the opinion that Mr. Jiang and Ms. Guo could not be believed and that they were using Falun Gong’s name to remain in Germany. On March 7, 2005, the family was deported from Frankfurt, Germany to Beijing, China
On March 8, 2005, at 9:00 a.m., the Jiang family arrived at Beijing airport. They were questioned by Chinese immigration officials and experienced no problems. On March 17th, three federal officers from the Benxi National Security Office took Jiang and his father to a room in a nearby national railway training center, where they were interrogated by the federal officers as well as a few police officers. They told Mr. Jiang that they were aware of his activities in Germany, but they wanted him to write down his side of the story. They wanted to know how he applied for asylum and what he did for Falun Gong. They also wanted Mr. Jiang to provide information about his uncle in Norway. Mr. Jiang refused to do it. The police officers then turned to Mr. Jiang’s father and asked him to pressure his son. They were finally released at 4:00 a.m. At 7:00 a.m. on March 18, police officers came to Mr. Jiang’s parents’ home. They pressured Mr. Jiang continuously.
On the afternoon of April 8, 2005, seven policemen from the Benxi and Shenyang Police Bureau went to Ms. Guo’s parents’ home and forcibly took Mr. Jiang away. On April 9, Mr. Jiang was sentenced to three years of forced labor without trial, and taken to the Benxi Labor Camp for committing crimes of “being a danger to society”.
We are very concerned about Mr. Jiang and his family and hereby request urgent action by the United Nations to safeguard himself and his family’s lives.