Reports continue to surface revealing the Chinese government’s continued persecution of groups considered threatening to the state. China Aid reported that the Chinese government tortured Li Heping and Wang Quanzhang with electric shocks among other methods of torture. The government first arrested both men in 2015 as part of the 709 Crackdown of human rights lawyers in China. Such torture plus government legislation continues to restrict Christianity in China.
2/06/2017 China (Herald Malaysia)– Two Chinese Christian human rights lawyers have become the latest victims of Beijing’s campaign against those it considers a threat to the state.
Li Heping’s and Wang Quanzhang had been subjected to electric shocks and other forms of torture, according to a report by Christian human rights group China Aid, citing comments made by Li’s wife, Wang Qiaoling.
The two lawyers had been charged with “subverting state power,” the China Christian Daily website reported.
In an apparent indication of the gravity of the torture, Li’s wife told China Aid that her husband fainted several times during one electric shock session.
Li and Wang were first to be taken into police custody in 2015 as part of a nationwide round-up of human rights lawyers in China who are considered a threat by the government.