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Chen gives Congress list of 44 Chinese officials who have persecuted him, his family since 2005

Ben Johnson

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 12, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn laid bare the repression of the Soviet union in his book The Gulag Archipelago, meticulously documenting the names of the system's jail-keepers and the methods of their torment. Chen Guangcheng, the world's leading critic of China's one-child policy and forced abortions, is following in his footsteps.

The blind lawyer suffered imprisonment and torture for exposing the brutal implementation of China's population control policies via forced abortion. Now free in the United States, he has submitted to Congress the names of the 44 Communist government officials who have persecuted him and his family.

Chen testified of the plight his elder brother and his nephew have faced during a hearing before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs' Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights on Tuesday. 

He asked Congress to press Beijing about "the illegal and criminal acts of persecution by the Shandong authorities over many years against me and my family, and a public resolution to the matter. Regardless of how high-ranking the officials involved were, nor how many officials were involved, if they had committed a crime, they must be held accountable."

He asked the committee to make public the Sino-American negotiations that led to China agreeing to allow him, his wife, and their two children to leave the country last May -- because they are being broken.

"When the Chinese Communist Central Party Committee can act like this in breaking its promises to me, to the United States and to the whole world, and when it can willfully break agreements in a case that has attracted the world's attention, how can we expect it to improve the human rights situation in other areas and to take up its international responsibilities and obligations?" he asked. 

Seven human rights groups have written to Secretary of State John Kerry, asking him to promote human rights during his weekend visit to China and the Far East, his first trip in his new role as America's chief diplomat. The groups signing the letter included China Aid, Human Rights in China, International Campaign for Tibet, Reporters without Borders, the Uyghur American Association, and the World Uyghur Congress.

The Obama administration has been criticized for fixing its diplomacy around climate change instead of human rights.

The list of Communist officials who persecuted Chen and his family, as posted by ChinaAid.org, is as follows:

1. Mr Zhou Yongkang 周永康:

Former senior leader in the Communist Party of China (CPC) who served on the 17th Politburo Standing Committee, and the Secretary of the Central Political and Legislative Committee between 2007 and 2012. In that position Zhou oversaw China's security forces and law enforcement institutions.

2. Mr Zhang Gaoli 张高丽:

Currently first-ranked Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China and a member of the Politburo Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China. He was previously CPC Tianjin Committee Secretary until November 2012 and was the Party Secretary of Shandong province until March 2007.

3. Mr Li Jianguo 李建国:

Current Vice-Chairman of Standing Committee of National People’s Congress and former Party Secretary of Shandong province 2007-2008.

4. Mr Jiang Yikang 姜异康:

The current secretary of the Communist Party of China Shandong committee.

5. Mr Jiang Daming 姜大名:

The current governor of Shandong province.

6. Mr Wu Pengfei 吴鹏飞:

Former Public Security chief of Shandong province.

7. Mr Li Qun 李群:

Current Party Secretary of Qingdao City and Former Party Secretary of Linyi city, Shandong province. 

8. Mr Liu Jie 刘杰:

Former Deputy Mayor and Director of Public Security Bureau of Linyi city, Shandong.

9. Mr Lian Chengmin 连承敏:

Former Party Secretary and Mayor of Linyi city.

10. Mr Zhang Shaojun 张少军:

Current Party Secretary of Linyi city.

11. Mr Yang Rongsan 杨荣三:

Former Party Secretary of Yinan county, Linyi city.

12. Mr Xu Feng 徐峰:

Former County Administrator of Yinan city, Linyi.

13. Mr Zhou Shaohua 周绍华:

Former deputy Party Secretary of Yinan county who was responsible for legal and political affairs.

14. Mr Zhu Maochen 朱茂臣:

Former Director of Public Security Bureau if Yinan county, Linyi city.

15. Ms Liu Shuxiu 刘淑秀:

Party Secretary of Yinan county.

16. Mr Liu Changjie 刘长杰:

Former Deputy Director of Public Security Bureau of Yinan county, Linyi city.

17. Mr Yin Chuandong 尹传东:

Senior officer and former director of Criminal Police Division of Public Security Bureau of Yinan county of Linyi.

18. Mr Ma Kun 马昆:

Current deputy Mayor of Linyi city and former Party Secretary of Yinan county.

19. Mr Yang Xigang 杨希刚:

Director of Domestic Security Protection Squad of the Public Security Bureau of Linyi city.

20. Mr Xue Yunbo 薛允波:

Former Deputy Director of Public Security Bureau of Yinan county and Director of "610 Office," Linyi.

21. Mr Du Jiliang 杜继亮:

Former Deputy Director of Public Security Bureau of Yinan county, Linyi.

22. Mr Xue Kewei 薛克伟:

Former Director of "110 Divison "(in charge of emergency cases) of the Public Security Bureau of Yinan county, Linyi.

23. Mr Ma Chenglong 马成龙:

Former Director of Domestic Security Protection Squad of the Public Security Bureau of Yinan county.

24. Mr He Yong 贺永:

Deputy Director of Criminal Police Division of the Public Security Bureau of Yinan city.

25. Mr Hu Xiaofeng 胡哓峰:

Officer of The Office for Legal Affairs of Yinan county.

26. Mr Xie Liwei 谢立伟:

Officer of The Office for Legal Affairs of Yinan county.

27. Mr Zhang Shengdong 张升东:

Former Deputy Director of Criminal Police Division of the Public Security Bureau of Yinan city.

28. Mr Ma Chenglian 马成连:

Current Party Secretary of Political and Legislative Affairs Committee and Director of Public Security Bureau of Yinan County.

29. Mr He Zuohai 贺作海:

Former Party Secretary of Shuanghou town, Yinan county.

30. Mr Zhang Jian 张建:

Deputy Party Secretary of Shuanghou town, Yinan county.

31. Mr Zhang Changguo 张昌国:

Former Division director of the Shuanghou Town Branch of the Public Security Bureau of Yinan county.

32. Mr Yu Mingjiang 于明江:

Former Deputy Party Secretary of Shuanghou town, Yinan county.

33. Mr Li Xianqiang 李现强:

Deputy Bureau Director of the Office for Legal Affairs (the leader of "Monitoring Chen Guangcheng Group") of Shuanghou town, Yinan county.

34. Mr Li Xianli 李现立:

Officer of Shuanghou Town, Yinan county. One of the key leaders of "Monitoring Chen Guangcheng Group".

35. Mr Xue Kewei 薛科伟:

Secretary of the Office of Shuanghou Town, Yinan county. One of the key leaders of the "Monitoring Chen Guangcheng Group".

36. Mr Zhang Shenghe 张升和:

Officer of Shuanghou Town, Yinan county.

37. Mr Zhao Wei 赵伟:

Officer of Shuanghou Town, Yinan county. 

38. Mr Xu Congshan 徐丛山:

Former Party Secretary of Shuanghou town, Yinan county.

39. Mr Zhang Jingbai 张京柏:

Current Party Secretary of Shuanghou town, Yinan county.

40. Mr Li Xiangan 李现干:

Officer of Economic Management Station of Shuanghou Town, Yinan county.

41. Mr Zhao Feng 赵峰:

Former Deputy Administrator of Shuanghou Town, Yinan county.

42. Mr Xia Fatian 夏法田:

Former Deputy Party Secretary of Shuanghou Town, Yinan county.

43. Mr Liu Guien 刘贵恩:

Officer of Shuanghou Town, Yinan county.

44. Mr Liu Cunli 刘存立:

Officer of Shuanghou Town, Yinan county.

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