‘Pearl told me she is willing to die with Chen because he is such a “pure-hearted courageous person.”’by Golda Velez on May. 02, 2012, under Politics & Government
Bob Fu was the last person to speak to He Peirong, the woman who drove Chen Guangchen to freedom. In his op-ed to the Washington Post, he recalls “I was talking to her last week when she said “guo bao lai le,” that state security had arrived. Now, she is under arrest at an undisclosed location, and her blog has been erased. “.
Chen Guangchen has left the embassy – possibly because his family was threatened. Pearl, He Peirong, has not been heard from since she spoke to Fu.
A brave activist who risks her life for others deserves our support. Freedom is a bipartisan issue, and I hope progressives and conservatives can join forces to make sure Pearl doesn’t have to die in a cell. Call your congressperson.
Update 5/4/2012 : Here is a Facebook page with a petition: http://www.facebook.com/FreePearlHer – please Like or sign
Note – I think not all Pearl’s blogs have been blocked – I believe this is her site: http://pearlher.org . I love her motto: “A prayer for the wild at heart, kept in cage”