Guo Feixiong has been on hunger strike since he was detained and has written to his sister to explain his funeral


Guo Feixiong has been on hunger strike since he was detained and has written to his sister to explain his funeral  Guo Feixiong, a prominent Chinese rights activist, has been on a hunger strike ever since he was arrested by Chinese police in December last year. On March 2, in his reply to his sister Yang Maoping, he expressed his extreme grief for the death of his wife and explained his death to his sister. Yang Maoping told this station that she felt very distressed after seeing the reply, "I don't want another person in the family to die."   Reporters Without Borders calls on Beijing to release Guo Feixiong People from all walks of life mourn Zhang Qing and call on Chinese authorities to release Guo Feixiong Guo Feixiong was formally arrested by the CCP authorities and banned from going to the United States to bury his wife Zhang Qing  Guo Feixiong (real name Yang Maodong), a well-known democratic rights defender in Hubei, China, was arrested and detained by the Guangzhou authorities in December 2021 for requesting to leave the country to visit his cancer-stricken wife Zhang Qing. In January this year, he was formally arrested on suspicion of "inciting subversion". .  Sister Yang Maoping: I don't want another person in our family to die  Zhang Qing died in the United States in January , and Guo Feixiong is still in custody. During his detention, he has been on a hunger strike and only accepted force-feeding. His lawyers and family members have repeatedly requested to meet with him but have been refused. Guo Feixiong's sister, Yang Maoping, told this station that because her request for a meeting could not be met, she instead wrote a letter to persuade Guo Feixiong to stop the hunger strike: "I am also very distressed when I see this (reply) letter from Yang Maodong, and I don't want another person in our family to die. ..., I am in great pain, I hope they will let the lawyer see him now and persuade him to stop the hunger strike."  On March 2, 2022 , Guo Feixiong replied immediately after receiving the letter from his sister Yang Maoping. According to the photos of the letter published on the "Minsheng Observation" website, he expressed his extreme sorrow for his wife's death in the letter, and explained to his sister what happened after him. , asked Yang Maoping not to cremate his body after his death, but to be buried on the top of the mountain in his hometown, and hoped to be buried with his wife. He wrote: "I am deeply saddened, guilty and guilty of my wife's abnormal end , and let me apologize to her forever."  In early December 2021 , Zhang Qing was critically ill. Guo Feixiong sent an open letter to Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, calling for him to be allowed to visit his seriously ill wife in the United States. According to the arrest notice, Guo Feixiong was formally arrested by the Guangzhou Public Security Bureau on January 12 on suspicion of "inciting subversion of state power" and is currently detained in the Guangzhou No. 1 Detention Center.  Guo Feixiong's wife, Zhang Qing, died of cancer on January 10 in Maryland, USA, at the age of 55, leaving behind a pair of children. Guo Feixiong's arrest completely shattered his hopes of leaving the country.  " Why doesn't the family know? The one who disappeared on December 5 and was arrested on January 12, why do I not know anything"? Yang Maoping said that at that time, Guangzhou National Insurance went to a hospital in Shanghai where she worked and verbally informed Guo Feixiong that she had been arrested. to the Public Security Bureau of Xuhui District, Shanghai. After being kicked by the authorities, she discovered that Guo Feixiong had been arrested by the Guangzhou police.  Zhang Qing, wife of Chinese dissident Guo Feixiong, dies in US in January 2022 (AFP) Zhang Qing, wife of Chinese dissident Guo Feixiong, dies in US in January 2022 (AFP)   Fear of being imprisoned for years without trial  The U.S. State Department issued a statement on January 14 expressing condolences for Zhang Qing's death and calling on China to immediately grant Guo Feixiong humanitarian relief and allow him to travel to the United States to reunite with his children. The statement also said Chinese authorities "has abused, imprisoned, routinely harassed and monitored Guo Feixiong for years, and denied him to go abroad because of his peaceful appeals on behalf of the Chinese people," urging China to stop using arbitrary detentions and politically motivated Exit ban.  Yang Zili, a friend of Guo Feixiong's family and a pro-democracy activist, told this station that since Chinese President Xi Jinping took office, his methods of suppressing dissidents have become increasingly tough, and the suppression of human rights activists has become more frequent. Situation has less and less influence.  " This time Guo Feixiong was arrested and there was nothing (criminal) that he could bring out. Guo Feixiong publicly appealed to government leaders, but this appeal is also a normal appeal to go abroad. It is difficult for him to talk about it. Come to sentence." Yang Zili said. He expects the Chinese government to release Guo Feixiong as soon as possible without actual charges. However, he also lamented to reporters that it is not uncommon for the CCP to detain dissidents for many years without trial or judgment.

Guo Feixiong, a prominent Chinese rights activist, has been on a hunger strike ever since he was arrested by Chinese police in December last year. On March 2, in his reply to his sister Yang Maoping, he expressed his extreme grief for the death of his wife and explained his death to his sister. Yang Maoping told this station that she felt very distressed after seeing the reply, "I don't want another person in the family to die."


Reporters Without Borders calls on Beijing to release Guo Feixiong
People from all walks of life mourn Zhang Qing and call on Chinese authorities to release Guo Feixiong
Guo Feixiong was formally arrested by the CCP authorities and banned from going to the United States to bury his wife Zhang Qing

Guo Feixiong (real name Yang Maodong), a well-known democratic rights defender in Hubei, China, was arrested and detained by the Guangzhou authorities in December 2021 for requesting to leave the country to visit his cancer-stricken wife Zhang Qing. In January this year, he was formally arrested on suspicion of "inciting subversion". .

Sister Yang Maoping: I don't want another person in our family to die

Zhang Qing died in the United States in January , and Guo Feixiong is still in custody. During his detention, he has been on a hunger strike and only accepted force-feeding. His lawyers and family members have repeatedly requested to meet with him but have been refused. Guo Feixiong's sister, Yang Maoping, told this station that because her request for a meeting could not be met, she instead wrote a letter to persuade Guo Feixiong to stop the hunger strike: "I am also very distressed when I see this (reply) letter from Yang Maodong, and I don't want another person in our family to die. ..., I am in great pain, I hope they will let the lawyer see him now and persuade him to stop the hunger strike."

On March 2, 2022 , Guo Feixiong replied immediately after receiving the letter from his sister Yang Maoping. According to the photos of the letter published on the "Minsheng Observation" website, he expressed his extreme sorrow for his wife's death in the letter, and explained to his sister what happened after him. , asked Yang Maoping not to cremate his body after his death, but to be buried on the top of the mountain in his hometown, and hoped to be buried with his wife. He wrote: "I am deeply saddened, guilty and guilty of my wife's abnormal end , and let me apologize to her forever."

In early December 2021 , Zhang Qing was critically ill. Guo Feixiong sent an open letter to Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, calling for him to be allowed to visit his seriously ill wife in the United States. According to the arrest notice, Guo Feixiong was formally arrested by the Guangzhou Public Security Bureau on January 12 on suspicion of "inciting subversion of state power" and is currently detained in the Guangzhou No. 1 Detention Center.

Guo Feixiong's wife, Zhang Qing, died of cancer on January 10 in Maryland, USA, at the age of 55, leaving behind a pair of children. Guo Feixiong's arrest completely shattered his hopes of leaving the country.

" Why doesn't the family know? The one who disappeared on December 5 and was arrested on January 12, why do I not know anything"? Yang Maoping said that at that time, Guangzhou National Insurance went to a hospital in Shanghai where she worked and verbally informed Guo Feixiong that she had been arrested. to the Public Security Bureau of Xuhui District, Shanghai. After being kicked by the authorities, she discovered that Guo Feixiong had been arrested by the Guangzhou police.

Zhang Qing, wife of Chinese dissident Guo Feixiong, dies in US in January 2022 (AFP)
Zhang Qing, wife of Chinese dissident Guo Feixiong, dies in US in January 2022 (AFP)
 
Fear of being imprisoned for years without trial

The U.S. State Department issued a statement on January 14 expressing condolences for Zhang Qing's death and calling on China to immediately grant Guo Feixiong humanitarian relief and allow him to travel to the United States to reunite with his children. The statement also said Chinese authorities "has abused, imprisoned, routinely harassed and monitored Guo Feixiong for years, and denied him to go abroad because of his peaceful appeals on behalf of the Chinese people," urging China to stop using arbitrary detentions and politically motivated Exit ban.

Yang Zili, a friend of Guo Feixiong's family and a pro-democracy activist, told this station that since Chinese President Xi Jinping took office, his methods of suppressing dissidents have become increasingly tough, and the suppression of human rights activists has become more frequent. Situation has less and less influence.

" This time Guo Feixiong was arrested and there was nothing (criminal) that he could bring out. Guo Feixiong publicly appealed to government leaders, but this appeal is also a normal appeal to go abroad. It is difficult for him to talk about it. Come to sentence." Yang Zili said. He expects the Chinese government to release Guo Feixiong as soon as possible without actual charges. However, he also lamented to reporters that it is not uncommon for the CCP to detain dissidents for many years without trial or judgment.

What are the reasons for the increase in the number of Muslims in British prisons?  The number of Muslims in UK prisons is about 10% higher than the average of their population, which is a matter of concern for human rights organizations.  The population of the United Kingdom is about 68 million, of which according to the Ministry of Justice, the number of prisoners in prisons is about 80,000, which is 0.088% of the total population. That is, 167 out of one million people are serving different sentences in prisons. Given the rise in crime, it is expected that this number will increase to 98,700 by 2026.  The Muslim population in the UK is about 3.5 million, which is about 4.5% of the total population. Islam is the second largest religion in Britain after Christianity. According to the UK Department of Justice, the number of Christians in prisons is 35,255. The number of non-believers is 24,540 while the number of Muslims is 13,724. There are 1,606 Buddhists, 538 Sikhs, 515 Jews and 341 Hindus in prisons. Thus, the number of Muslims imprisoned in jails is about 15% of the total inmates.  In other words, the number of Muslims in British prisons is about ten percent more than the average of their population. London, the UK's largest city by population, has a Muslim population of 14.4%, but the number of Muslims in London's prisons is 27%, which is 12.6% more than their population.  Is it because of poverty? 46% of Muslims live in the ten most backward areas of the UK where resources are scarce and poverty is high. They are prone to crime due to lack of job opportunities. According to a study by Halm University of Sheffield, only one in five of the economically active (16 to 74 years) Muslim population is employed, meaning that only 19.8% of the total Muslim population is employed. In the UK, the rate is 39.9%. Only 6% of Muslims are engaged in administrative or professional occupations, compared to 10% in the UK as a whole. One of the reasons for this is that they are illiterate. Only a quarter of Muslims over the age of 16 have a degree four or higher.  Ishtiaq Ahmed, advisor of Muslim in Prison Project, told Independent Urdu that the community which has the highest rate of incarceration in Muslim population is Pakistani and the main reason is that its first two generations Making as much money as possible in a short period of time and in return making assets in Pakistan was his goal because of which he could not invest in the education and training of his young generation and that generation was left behind in the race of life. Now, when she uses legitimate and illegitimate methods to succeed as soon as possible, crimes are also committed.  More female Muslim prisoners There are about 300 Muslim women in British jails whose male relatives are behind the crimes. For example, drugs were found in someone's luggage which the woman did not know about. Such women make up 40% of the total inmates.  The number of Muslims in jails is also high because 30% of the prisoners are those who have converted to Islam in jails.  Sofia Bansi launched a project, Muslim Women in Persons, in 2013, after which she received the title of Order of the British Empire from the Queen for working for Muslim women in prisons. Talking to Independent Urdu, she said, “The total number of women in British prisons is around 3,000, of which 7% are Muslim. Most of their crimes are born out of poverty and backwardness. For example, if someone does not have a TV license in his house, then there are only women in the house and the police arrest them and take them away or they find out that their husband is involved in drugs. They are caught by the law.  "The majority of Muslim women in Yorkshire prisons are Pakistani women, and their crimes are mostly minor," Sofia said. However, officials here believe that the number of Muslim women in prisons will increase by 50% in the next ten years.  The UK Home Office put the number of crimes committed last year across the country at 6,377, driven by religious hatred. Half of these crimes targeted Muslims. Dr Muhammad Ali OBE, founding chief executive of the Bradford-based QED Foundation, told The Independent Urdu: "There is a perception among Muslims that they are terrorists or have sex with children. Are Therefore, the judge who goes to the case of Muslims sends them to jail even in cases where the general nature of punishment is minor.  Islamophobia is one of the reasons behind the high number of Muslims in jails. However, in the last ten years, only 175 Muslim prisoners have been incarcerated due to terrorism. The second reason is that 50% of the Muslim population is under 25 years of age and their unemployment rate is 23% while in the UK it is 11%.  Dr. Muhammad Ali says that the number of Muslims in the jails is also high because 30% of the prisoners are those who have converted to Islam.  Sadiq Khan was a shadow minister before becoming mayor of London. He said that 43% of the inmates in the White Moore and Cambridgeshire prisons are Muslims, and when this number comes to light, the general impression of Muslims is hurt. Dame Anniever, a former prison inspector, wrote in a report on Whitemore Prison that "there is a perception that there are gangs of Muslim inmates in prisons who are forcibly converting fellow inmates to Islam."  Maqsood Ahmed OBE, the first Muslim adviser to the British prisons, told The Independent Urdu that the purpose of British prisons is to rehabilitate prisoners and bring them on the right path and for this purpose prisoners are provided their own religious leader Which guides them spiritually and intellectually. The Muslim chaplain also offers prayers there, which is called a workshop, but he is not allowed to preach. However, prisoners can change their religion by studying and discussing with each other. But when this trend is reported in the media, it promotes Islamophobia.

What are the reasons for the increase in the number of Muslims in British prisons?


The number of Muslims in UK prisons is about 10% higher than the average of their population, which is a matter of concern for human rights organizations.

The population of the United Kingdom is about 68 million, of which according to the Ministry of Justice, the number of prisoners in prisons is about 80,000, which is 0.088% of the total population. That is, 167 out of one million people are serving different sentences in prisons. Given the rise in crime, it is expected that this number will increase to 98,700 by 2026.

The Muslim population in the UK is about 3.5 million, which is about 4.5% of the total population. Islam is the second largest religion in Britain after Christianity. According to the UK Department of Justice, the number of Christians in prisons is 35,255. The number of non-believers is 24,540 while the number of Muslims is 13,724. There are 1,606 Buddhists, 538 Sikhs, 515 Jews and 341 Hindus in prisons. Thus, the number of Muslims imprisoned in jails is about 15% of the total inmates.

In other words, the number of Muslims in British prisons is about ten percent more than the average of their population. London, the UK's largest city by population, has a Muslim population of 14.4%, but the number of Muslims in London's prisons is 27%, which is 12.6% more than their population.

Is it because of poverty?
46% of Muslims live in the ten most backward areas of the UK where resources are scarce and poverty is high. They are prone to crime due to lack of job opportunities. According to a study by Halm University of Sheffield, only one in five of the economically active (16 to 74 years) Muslim population is employed, meaning that only 19.8% of the total Muslim population is employed. In the UK, the rate is 39.9%. Only 6% of Muslims are engaged in administrative or professional occupations, compared to 10% in the UK as a whole. One of the reasons for this is that they are illiterate. Only a quarter of Muslims over the age of 16 have a degree four or higher.

Ishtiaq Ahmed, advisor of Muslim in Prison Project, told Independent Urdu that the community which has the highest rate of incarceration in Muslim population is Pakistani and the main reason is that its first two generations Making as much money as possible in a short period of time and in return making assets in Pakistan was his goal because of which he could not invest in the education and training of his young generation and that generation was left behind in the race of life. Now, when she uses legitimate and illegitimate methods to succeed as soon as possible, crimes are also committed.

More female Muslim prisoners
There are about 300 Muslim women in British jails whose male relatives are behind the crimes. For example, drugs were found in someone's luggage which the woman did not know about. Such women make up 40% of the total inmates.

The number of Muslims in jails is also high because 30% of the prisoners are those who have converted to Islam in jails.

Sofia Bansi launched a project, Muslim Women in Persons, in 2013, after which she received the title of Order of the British Empire from the Queen for working for Muslim women in prisons. Talking to Independent Urdu, she said, “The total number of women in British prisons is around 3,000, of which 7% are Muslim. Most of their crimes are born out of poverty and backwardness. For example, if someone does not have a TV license in his house, then there are only women in the house and the police arrest them and take them away or they find out that their husband is involved in drugs. They are caught by the law.

"The majority of Muslim women in Yorkshire prisons are Pakistani women, and their crimes are mostly minor," Sofia said. However, officials here believe that the number of Muslim women in prisons will increase by 50% in the next ten years.

The UK Home Office put the number of crimes committed last year across the country at 6,377, driven by religious hatred. Half of these crimes targeted Muslims. Dr Muhammad Ali OBE, founding chief executive of the Bradford-based QED Foundation, told The Independent Urdu: "There is a perception among Muslims that they are terrorists or have sex with children. Are Therefore, the judge who goes to the case of Muslims sends them to jail even in cases where the general nature of punishment is minor.

Islamophobia is one of the reasons behind the high number of Muslims in jails. However, in the last ten years, only 175 Muslim prisoners have been incarcerated due to terrorism. The second reason is that 50% of the Muslim population is under 25 years of age and their unemployment rate is 23% while in the UK it is 11%.

Dr. Muhammad Ali says that the number of Muslims in the jails is also high because 30% of the prisoners are those who have converted to Islam.

Sadiq Khan was a shadow minister before becoming mayor of London. He said that 43% of the inmates in the White Moore and Cambridgeshire prisons are Muslims, and when this number comes to light, the general impression of Muslims is hurt. Dame Anniever, a former prison inspector, wrote in a report on Whitemore Prison that "there is a perception that there are gangs of Muslim inmates in prisons who are forcibly converting fellow inmates to Islam."

Maqsood Ahmed OBE, the first Muslim adviser to the British prisons, told The Independent Urdu that the purpose of British prisons is to rehabilitate prisoners and bring them on the right path and for this purpose prisoners are provided their own religious leader Which guides them spiritually and intellectually. The Muslim chaplain also offers prayers there, which is called a workshop, but he is not allowed to preach. However, prisoners can change their religion by studying and discussing with each other. But when this trend is reported in the media, it promotes Islamophobia.



Jammu and Kashmir: Farewell to snow from Gulmarg with beautiful plains! Temperature rises four times  Gulmarg in Jammu and Kashmir recorded 17 degrees Celsius on Thursday as against the normal temperature of 4 degrees Celsius.  The effect of heat was also visible in Jammu and Kashmir Srinagar: Due to the clear weather in Jammu and Kashmir for the last few days, the temperature has increased significantly. Due to which the heat is also increasing in most areas. Not only this, the strong sunlight is also burning people. Gulmarg in Jammu and Kashmir recorded 17 degrees Celsius on Thursday as against the normal temperature of 4 degrees Celsius. In this ski resort area, the snow is melting quickly due to rising temperatures in the last few days. In the last one week, the maximum temperature in Kashmir has gone several degrees above normal. It is almost twice the normal in the plains. Srinagar recorded 26 degrees Celsius, 14 notches above normal. Meanwhile, Kupwara was the hottest place in the Valley on Thursday with a temperature of 28.6 degrees Celsius. This season it is exactly double the normal. On Wednesday also abnormal and above normal temperatures were recorded in many other cities.  The maximum temperature in Katra was recorded at 32.6 degrees Celsius, breaking the all-time record of March. This temperature is above normal. Meteorological department official says that the increase in temperature is due to dry weather conditions. At present, mainly dry weather is likely to prevail in Jammu and Kashmir, the official said. Most parts of Kashmir remained cloudy today, but no rain prediction has been made so far.

Jammu and Kashmir: Farewell to snow from Gulmarg with beautiful plains! Temperature rises four times


Gulmarg in Jammu and Kashmir recorded 17 degrees Celsius on Thursday as against the normal temperature of 4 degrees Celsius.

The effect of heat was also visible in Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar: Due to the clear weather in Jammu and Kashmir for the last few days, the temperature has increased significantly. Due to which the heat is also increasing in most areas. Not only this, the strong sunlight is also burning people. Gulmarg in Jammu and Kashmir recorded 17 degrees Celsius on Thursday as against the normal temperature of 4 degrees Celsius. In this ski resort area, the snow is melting quickly due to rising temperatures in the last few days.
In the last one week, the maximum temperature in Kashmir has gone several degrees above normal. It is almost twice the normal in the plains. Srinagar recorded 26 degrees Celsius, 14 notches above normal. Meanwhile, Kupwara was the hottest place in the Valley on Thursday with a temperature of 28.6 degrees Celsius. This season it is exactly double the normal. On Wednesday also abnormal and above normal temperatures were recorded in many other cities.

The maximum temperature in Katra was recorded at 32.6 degrees Celsius, breaking the all-time record of March. This temperature is above normal. Meteorological department official says that the increase in temperature is due to dry weather conditions. At present, mainly dry weather is likely to prevail in Jammu and Kashmir, the official said. Most parts of Kashmir remained cloudy today, but no rain prediction has been made so far.
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