Blind activist Chen Guangcheng — who has infuriated the Chinese government by exposing their much-denied practice of forcing women to have unwanted abortions — will be transferred to a small prison built specifically for him and his wife, Yuan Weijing, according to a Radio Free Asia.

Chen’s friend He Peirong reports that the couple will be forcibly removed from their home and transferred to a building built nearby ”which basically amounts to a jail” so that authorities can “keep tighter controls on them.”

They will be separated from their five-year-old daughter in the move. Their young son, living with relatives, was reportedly strip-searched leaving the family home.

Reggie Littlejohn, President of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, decried this action. “The Chinese Communist Party has already beaten and tortured Chen and his wife, denied them medical treatment, stolen their television, phone, computer and books, and appears to be slowly starving them to death.

“The couple is constantly surrounded by 66 guards and multiple surveillance cameras tracking their every move inside and outside their home. Why is the Chinese Communist Party so threatened by a blind, sick, penniless man that they have to build a personal prison for him?

“They seek to make an example of Chen, to demonstrate how they will punish anyone who challenges their forced abortion policies. But they are really making an example of their own, shameful brutality.”

CLICK HERE to read more and watch video

More from Beliefnet and our partners
previous posts

Millennials are exiting the church at an alarming rate, with many Christians wondering if they will come back on their own or if shifts need to occur to bring them back to the church. A new survey from the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University found that while 57 percent of Millennials consider themselves […]

Franklin Graham reacts to Biden leaving God out of National Day of Prayer address. Biden is the first president to omit “God” from his address on the National Day of Prayer. Many Christians are wondering why the devout Roman Catholic didn’t mention God during the prayer proclamation. No president has left God out of the […]

When super moons happen, many people wonder if the occurrence is a sign of the end times. This claim is only getting stronger as we continue to deal with the COVID-19 crisis and other seemingly prophetic signs. April’s full moon is not only pink but also a super moon. The moon will be at its […]

New data says that women are more religious than men but religion experts and women say their relationship to faith is more complicated than the numbers reveal. Rachel Harkins Ullmann was working at a faith-based organization in Baltimore, Maryland, when she became pregnant with her first child. When she told her boss the good news, […]