One of the world's leading voices for persecuted faith communities in China is encouraging the international community to form a united effort for an imprisoned lawyer.
Bob Fu of China Aid says the persecution of human rights lawyers continues in China. Tianyong Jiang, for example, was arrested four years ago and spent a year behind bars before receiving a two-year prison sentence. He was released in 2018 but immediately put under house arrest at his parents' home.
"A number of face recognition cameras were installed both in and outside of his house, on the street," Fu reports. "The police even set up a concrete post just to monitor him in front of his parents' home, where he has been under house arrest."
Tianyong Jiang has been granted political asylum in America, as have his wife and daughter. The latter two are living on America's West Coast, but they have not seen Jiang for four years.
"The Chinese government refuses to issue him a passport and [have] put him on the exit ban list, so he cannot travel overseas," Fu reports. "He was being blocked violently when he tried even to go see a doctor because of the severe torture he suffered during nearly three years' incarceration."
The China Aid founder is encouraging the international community to make a united appeal to China's Communist regime to free Jiang and allow him to be reunited with his wife and daughter in Los Angeles.