A Letter From Huang Qi
(Apparently written just before his trial)
Soon, the solemn republic court will
have a show, I, an internet writer, will be made up as a bad guy.
On Oct 23rd 1998, after a year-long
preparation, my wife Zeng Li and I sold our family assets and created
the first institute for looking for missing people in China.
On June 14th 1999, we started China's
first online people search service: Tianwang People Search
Up to June 3rd 2000, we worked with
other groups in the society and helped 200 families united, where more
than 80 were worked out independently by Tianwang. Thousands of missing
people are being benefited by our service.
Most significantly, we cooperated with
Sichuan Police, I led them to rescue seven girls (note: girls sometimes
are traded for wives by human trader in China). Zeng Li led another team
went to Yunnan and rescued a three year old girl (kidnapped and sold).
These achievements have been widely reported by People's Daily and other
newspapers in China.
We created a magic, a private
corporation was reported by hundreds of newspapers within one year.
On Dec 9th 1999, I started the first
human rights website in China -- Scream Online!
The idea to open this service was
initiated by "Rescuing 7 girls".
When I brought back the seven girls,
all over the society showed sympathy for the fate of these girls, and
were angered by the criminals. But when facing the fact that Public
Security Department gave protection to the criminals, all groups of the
society kept silent. The facts could not be published.
After Scream was open, we reported
many abuses and complaints. This service drew attention from the whole
world. It helped some problems solved.
One newspaper sent a journalist to
learn how we worked, learn how to treat the people in the lowest class.
After media's attention, we received
many letters and many people come to visit us. I must work more than 12
hours a day, and often more than 20 hours.
In middle Dec. 1999, Mr. Zneg Quanfu
was brought to my office, he introduced the fact that labors who were
exported to overseas did not receive proper pay and media was not able
to report this under pressure.
After investigation, we found that
more than 200,000 peasants have similar experience. They have been
depraved hundreds of million (RMB) what they should earn. What is worse,
all of them were required to cut off their appendices at their own
At the end of December 1999, we
published this injustice that was the worst in 90s. All famous
newspapers in China reported this investigation and the world angered.
But CCTV, XinHua News Agency kept
silent after interviewed us many times, the reason was: this would
affect China's joining WTO.
In February of 2000, one director from
Peoples Daily came to Tianwang, after he confirmed the facts, reported
to the central government in the form of internal reference.
In middle Feb. 2000, I was told that
Premier Zhu ordered to conduct an investigation. But victims, Tianwang
and journalists did not see any investigators.
After this injustice was released, the
responsible officials were in a panic. The director of Sichuan Labor
Export-Ren Shenliang was one of them. His father is the Committee
Director of Commission for Inspecting Discipline of Sichuan Province,
his father ordered a TV station to erase the video tapes. I received
many warnings and threatens.
On Feb 25th 2000, official of Sichuan
National Security, Pu Liping came to Tianwang, together with officials
of Labor Export (Sichuan), he warned me and victims "if you dare to
release the fact that I come to Tianwang, I will close your web
On Feb. 27th, I published Mr. Pu's
communication contents, many newspapers reported.
On March 30th, I was summoned to
Chengdu Public Security Bureau, I was required to stop publishing
progress of Premier's Order. I refused their request. They closed the
On the same day, Industrial and
Commercial Bureau official came to Tianwang, issued a fine to Tianwang
as a revenge.
On 13th April, Public Security Bureau
summoned me again, still about Premier Zhu's order.
On 15th April, the web site was
re-open under help of friends. I received warning that Public Security
and National Security will arrest me.
I believe that CCP represents people's
interest, and correct its own mistakes from time to time (according to
President Jiang). What we have done are consistent with thousands of
victims' interest. Because of our efforts, many labor export
institutions have stopped cutting labors' appendices.
For this reason, I did not leave my
office when I received a warning three hours before the arrest: "
are you Nanbo? They will come, the arrest is led by the Head of the
public security bureau".
On morning of June 5th, a team of
police brought me to my home and office. They confiscated all office
equipments and all mails and documents, including Zeng Li's personal
On June 6th, the inmate (assigned to
monitor me) ordered me to sleep aside the toilet. When other inmates
urinating, my head was 60 centimeters away from their genitals. Urine
was all over my head.
On June 7th, police Mr. Xia told me
before 20 other inmates :" [that] you should sleep next to the
toilet is my arrangement", I asked him: "I think it is ordered
by the bureau. Mr. Xia realized that he should not release the secret
and went out [left the area].
After that, the inmate mentioned many
times :" if I do not do so, [mistreat you in this way] they will
give me trouble".
Every night, I was handcuffed and
shackled, slept on the wet ground, tasted the urine...
[I could] hardly bear the torture, I
tried suicide, but failed.
Note: written by Huang Qi, this
translation did not cover all his words, and also may not proper in grammar
etc. But you will know what are happening to Mr. Huang Qi. Two hours
later, the trial will start. Let's pray!