Asylum for Activist Guo Feixiong’s Family
The wife and two children of a jailed Chinese rights lawyer have been granted political asylum in the United States.
Zhang Qing, the wife of jailed Chinese rights lawyer Guo Feixiong, and their two children were notified of their status on Nov. 19, she told RFA’s Mandarin service in her first interview since arriving in the United States in early April.
Zhang and her children fled their home in Guangzhou in late January and reached Thailand in early February before continuing to the United States.
Zhang said she is relieved to have been granted asylum, adding that she and her children, Xixi and Jinbao, had been persecuted by the Chinese government because of her husband’s civil right work.