Monday, September 29, 2014

Daughters of Zhang Lin -- WRWF Celebrates One Year in the U.S.

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Reggie Littlejohn, president of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, with the daughters of Zhang Lin, Anni and Ruli . Littlejohn and her husband have taken the sisters into their own family. (Photo Credit: Women’s Rights Without Frontiers)

A year ago this month, Anni and Ruli Zhang arrived in the United States. Ten year old Anni had to leave China because she had been detained and then denied the right to go to school. She is known as "China's youngest prisoner of conscience." Her venerated activist father is still in jail for having helped her. With the help of many brave people in China and the United States, Anni and Ruli obtained safe passage to the United States. My husband, Robert, and I are overjoyed to welcome them into our family. Here is a beautiful profile of our family, published by LifeSiteNews. WRWF's "Save a Girl" campaign is not only saving girls in China, but also around our own kitchen table.

She prayed for years for a Chinese daughter - now she’s raising China’s youngest political prisoner

By Kirsten Anderson

( - A U.S.-based human rights activist is raising China’s youngest known political prisoner and her sister after the girls fled their native country, where their famous father is still imprisoned.

Reggie Littlejohn, founder of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, which fights gendercide and forced abortion in Asia, recently told LifeSiteNews the dramatic story of the events that led to her adoption of the girls, in a video interview with Managing Director Steve Jalsevac in Washington, DC.

Littlejohn said that Anni Zhang, 11, and her elder sister Ruli, 19, left China in September after their father, political dissident and nuclear physicist Zhang Lin, was once again imprisoned for speaking out against the Communist government. He had already spent 13 years behind bars for his involvement in planning the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, and for publishing comments critical of the Chinese government online.

Zhang’s most recent imprisonment came after Anni – then ten years old – was kidnapped from her school by the authorities and detained overnight without food, water, a toilet, or even a blanket. After she was returned to her father, she was told that she would not be allowed to attend school anymore because of her father’s pro-democracy activism. Read More


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