The Chinese Communist Party (CCP), detained multiple human rights lawyers and their families at home throughout the International Human Rights Day on Dec. 10.
According to the Epoch Times, CCP police officials were dispatched to their homes either the night before or on the morning of Human Rights Day day and they were forcefully locked inside.
Lawyer Wang Quanzhang’s wife, Li Wensu; lawyer Yu Wensheng’s wife Xu Yan, and lawyer Li Heping’s wife Wang Qiaoling, said they were also refused to take their children to school.
The guards were said to be violent and aggressive. Xy Yan was wounded as they forcefully locked them in.
She said, “I tried with all my might to push the door open, but two strong men pressed the door, and the door bounced back.”
She noticed her home had been shut down as she readied to take her kid to school at 6:30 am. There were nine men watching, with one person from the national security agency.
That was the annual treatment from the CCP to her on International Human Rights Day. This year, however, they had home imprisoned her three times.
Xu’s husband, lawyer Yu Wensheng, has been illegally sentenced to four years behind bars in 2020. He is a member of the “Chinese Human Rights Lawyers Group” and has been representing many Falun Gong practitioners, who are among the genocide targets of the CCP.
Yu was tortured during his captivity and suffered severe bodily injuries. He successfully defended imprisoned Human Rights Lawyer Wang Quanzhang but faced retaliation from the CCP.
Wang was released from jail and Wensheng was detained with his lawyer license confiscated.
Wang was also restricted at home on International Human Rights Day.
On the morning of Dec. 9, when lawyer Wang Quanzhang, who had just been released from prison for more than a year, was preparing to send his son to school, he was also stopped at home and talked to by security officers.
In the video recorded by his wife, Wang opened the door and saw two women and a man blocking the door, he asked them: “What are you doing? I want to send the children to school!” However, they replied, “We will send the children for you.”
His wife, Li Wenzu said: “Who are you? I don’t even know you guys? How can I safely entrust my child to you?”
Wang continued to question the identities of the strangers and asked them to present personal information. However, one man said: “Don’t worry, someone will talk to you later.”
Lawyer Wang told the Epoch Times that the early harassment could come from the Summit for Democracy hosted by the U.S.
U.S. President Joe Biden organized the virtual Democrat Summit online from Dec. 9 to 10, focusing on three themes: “against authoritarian governments” and “anti-corruption.” corruption” and “promote respect for human rights.”
According to reports, more than 110 countries, groups of citizens, and individuals participated in the event. Taiwan and India were among the invitees, but two Communist governments China and Russia were omitted.
Lawyer Li Heping’s wife, Wang Qiaoling, tweeted that at around 9 pm on Dec. 9, she saw two large trucks transporting security officials to the south gate of her neighborhood. One of them was a county sheriff who had injured her arm last year, which sparked her anger.
Mrs. Wang told reporters: “They increased their restrictions every Human Rights Day as if they were facing an enemy.”
Chinese netizens called the home detention of lawyers and their families on that day “shameless.”
One said: “Democracy in the whole process? This is a joke created by a group of shameless people. It locks down people’s homes, restricts children from going to school, and this is a lawless society.”