Wu Liangjie said his wife Pan Chunyan was taken away from her shop on April 6 by local officials in Daji township in Fujian’s Xianyou county and locked up in a government building, where she was forced to put her fingerprint on a document without knowing what it was.
“Everyone calls it the poison injection,” Wu said. “They gave it to her on April 6, and in the early hours of April 8, the baby was stillborn.”
“Its skin was very dark all over.”
Wu said the family were denied access to Pan during the procedure.
“We were all shut outside, and they wouldn’t let us in to see her,” Wu said. “Her mother wanted to go and visit her, but they wouldn’t let her, and she got beaten.”
“One of my cousins tried to film this on his cell phone but he was beaten up too, and his cell phone was snatched away.”
Wu said the baby would have been the couple’s third, exceeding the birth quota of two children to rural couples whose firstborn is a girl.
He said the family had already paid fines of 20,000 yuan (U.S. $3,150), and had promised to pay a further 55,000 yuan (U.S. $8,650) which was demanded by family planning officials at the time.
Meanwhile, Josh Chin of the Wall Street Journal confirms earlier reports that the husband of Feng Jianmei has gone missing after police harrassment and accusations that they were “national traitors”:
Speaking by phone from her hospital room, Ms. Feng said that aside from a persistent headache, she was gradually recovering from the procedure earlier this month and would gladly return home if she were allowed to leave.
“Right now, I feel the hospital is like a prison,” she said. “I feel huge pressure, especially after the ‘traitor’ slogans started appearing in town.”
Ms. Feng said she didn’t know what the status was of her husband, Deng Jiyuan. Family members say they haven’t seen him since Sunday. There has been no official comment from authorities on Mr. Deng’s whereabouts.
Mr. Deng last week told The Wall Street Journal that he had planned to bring his wife to Beijing from their home province of Shaanxi, in northwest China, but had been thwarted after unidentified men prevented them from getting into a taxi at the hospital late Friday night.
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