MIDLAND, Texas, Dec. 12, 2016 /Christian Newswire
/ -- On Saturday, China Aid's Chinese website released an official statement on the death of a prominent human rights activist and Christian, who died under suspect circumstances in China's central Hubei province.
Photo: Peng Ming poses in front of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California before his arrest. Credit: China Aid, high resolution version available upon request.
--a pro-democracy and human rights activist who was serving a life sentence on trumped up charges of organizing and leading a terrorist organization, kidnapping and possessing counterfeit money--collapsed while watching television and was unresponsive to resuscitation attempts, official rhetoric states. However, his family is suspicious of his cause of death and demanded an autopsy conducted by an independent, international medical professional.
Before such an autopsy could take place, officials interrogated Peng's brother for six hours and attempted to force him to sign a document permitting them to take some abdominal tissue from Peng in order to conduct "scientific experiments." After his brother refused, authorities violated the family's will and dissected Peng on Dec. 5, removing vital organs, such as his brain and heart.
for a translation of China Aid's report.
China Aid reports abuses, such as those experienced by Peng and his family, in order to stand in solidarity with persecuted Christians and promote religious freedom, human rights and rule of law in China.