US Congressman Anthony Weiner Urges China to Release Ms. Zhang Jun and Ms. Li Chiyue Detained in Beijing
(Clearwisdom.net) On February 2, 2004, US Congressman Anthony D. Weiner wrote to China's ambassador urging the government of China to release Ms. Zhang Jun and Ms. Li Chiyue, relatives of US Citizen Ms. Wendy Zhang from New York. A copy of the letter was also sent to US Ambassador Mr. Clark T. Randt, Jr.
Congressman Weiner said: "I write to urge the government of the Peoples' Republic of China to release Ms. Zhang Jun and Ms. Li Chiyue, both of whom are currently being detained at the Chao Yaung District Police Station in Beijing."
Ms. Zhang Jun and her daughter Ms. Li Chiyue were arrested on January 20, 2004. Congressman Weiner wrote in the letter: "It is my understanding that their relatives have not been given an opportunity to visit with them since their incarceration. Ms. Wendy Zhang, a sister of Ms. Zhang Jun's currently living in the United States, has expressed grave concern about their health and safety. During their detention, both women should be allowed visits from family, humane accommodations, freedom from torture and harassment, and the assurance of safety."