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Chinese Labour Camp Survivor Exposes Chinese Justice System in "The Black Wall"Banned in Mainland China, Qi Jiazehn Emerges With a Chilling Account About China's System of Mass Incarceration (October 21, 2011)
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/21/11 -- Author Qi Jiazhen today announced the highly anticipated "The Black Wall" (ISBN # 9781742840178), her personal account of 13 years in a Chinese labour-camp.
At the age of 20, Qi Jiazhen wakes up with a rifle pointed at her chest. Her and her father were arrested and sentenced to 13 and 15 years respectively for counter-revolutionary activities in China. Interred in the "Number Two Prison of the Sichuan Province," they were separated by only walls but could not be further apart -- a reality shared with millions of other victims of the Chinese justice system.
"These tragedies continue to this day in China. Many will recall how 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Liu Xiaobo was sentenced to 11 years in prison for 'inciting submission of State power' and not allowed to attend the award ceremony in Oslo. It is my hope, that 'The Black Wall' will educate the world about these injustices," says Qi Jiazhen.
While Qi's father refused to admit guilt, Jiazhen caved in to physical and psychological torment. She accepted reform and went on to become the poster girl for successful rehabilitation.
"Ultimately, the book is a testament to those who did not survive. The infuriating Wang Daqin who goes slowly mad; Mu Guangzhen who waits nearly 20 years to reunite with a forgotten husband in Taiwan and the kindly Xiong Xingzhen who is murdered while refusing to bow before the portrait of Mao Zedong," says Qi Zunzhou.
Qi Jiazhen was released from Lao Gai camp at the age of 30. She later arrived in Australia, admitted on humanitarian grounds. Today an Australian citizen, Qi Jiazhen is now retired and concentrates on writing. She is also acting vice president of the Independent Chinese Pen Centre (ICPC).
Her first book, "Tears of Freedom: A True story: Father and Daughter two generations prisoner" (2010) and "The Red Dog: A woman's abnormal life after released from Lao Gai camp" (2010) both received global media attention, and like her other fiction stories, articles and commentary, are banned in Mainland China.
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