On 16 April Bitter Winter, a magazine on religious liberty and human rights, published the following: ‘His wife’s picket at the Chinese consulate in Almaty got so much attention that the CCP decided to give up, and set her husband free after 17 years of detention. Those who insist that picketing and protesting outside Chinese embassies and consulates is a waste of time were proved wrong in Kazakhstan.’ An amazing Kazakh woman from Xinjiang who had picketed the Chinese consulate in Almaty achieved the return of her husband Rakhizhan Zeinolla. He had been arrested without evidence when he went to Xinjiang from Kazakhstan, and kept in jail for 13 years. Then he was put into a camp, and later was under house arrest.
Persistent picketing worksWritten by David Fletcher 22 Apr 2021
- Praise: God for Rakhizhan’s being reunited with his family, and for the loyal persistence of his wife. (Luke 11:8-9)
- More: www.chinaaid.org/2021/04/when-persistent-picketing-works-china.html