The mother and brother of Ms. Liang Zhen, a Hong Kong reporter for New Tang Dynasty TV Station (NTDTV) were detained on July 19th in Luzhou, Sichuan Province. On July 27th, Ms. Liang and supporters from all circles gathered in front of China's Liaison Office in Hong Kong. They condemned the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP's) violation of human rights, demanded that the Chinese Communist Regime to release her mother and brother immediately and unconditionally, and called attention to the situation of Falun Gong practitioners being persecuted in China.
|Words on banner: Strongly Condemn the CCP's Persecution of Falun Gong, Immediately Release Practitioners Being Imprisoned.|
Words on poster on left: The CCP's persecution of Falun Gong is so evil. Only because of their belief in Falun Gong, my family has been persecuted and broken up. My wife, Ms. Zhang Lihong, is imprisoned in a labour camp for a 3-year term.
Words on small poster on the right: Release Yuan Yuju and Liang Jinhui
Radio Station RTHK reported on July 27th that approximately 60 local residents appealed in front of China's Liaison Office and requested the release of a Hong Kong reporter's family members. Ms. Liang said that her mother and brother were arrested in Luzhou, Sichuan Province. She told reporter Clara Mack that their arrest was because of her work in NTDTV, an independent Chinese-language television station.
Ms. Liang: They don't have any excuse to take away my mother and brother, just because of the fact that I am a reporter. They exerted pressure on my father and asked him to tell me not to speak out. I think their arrests are related to my work, because I am a reporter in Hong Kong for NTDTV.
Mack: Where are your family members?
Liang: They are detained in Luzhou Detention Centre.
Mack: After they were arrested, did you have any opportunity to visit them?
Liang: No. I didn't have any opportunity to see them. Even my father is not allowed to visit them.
Mack: Ms. Liang, what do you think about your family members' arrest?
Liang: I know that what I am doing is right. I think the only thing I can do is to speak out. It is the only way to rescue them.
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