Sending Anni back to School

AnniZHANG Anni ((张安妮) is a ten years old girl Anhui Province China. Anni has been abridged her right to education for more than one month due to her father’s activism in China. Anni’s dad is ZHANG Lin, a nuclear physicist graduated from Tsinghua-University, and a veteran dissident who has served three prison terms since the 1980s, totaling 13 years, for his writings calling for democracy and human rights in China. 

In March 2013, when China had its two big conferences—the National People’s Congress (NPC) and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), and around the two conferences period, many dissidents citizens were under strict surveillance and house arrest.  In Hefei city, Anhui Province, Anni becomes the youngest citizen that was harassed during the two conferences period this year. On February 27, Anni was taken away by four men to the local police station from her school, while at the same time, her father was being investigated and their home being searched.  Anni was detained in the police station for 20 hours, including three and half hours with herself being alone. Later Anni and her father were forced to leave Hefei city and moved to Bangbu city.  But Anni wants to go back to Hefei city and attend Hupo Primary School.

The following is my translation following Anni’s father, Zhang Lin’s twitter since 27 Feb 2013.

张林 ‏@lin_lwy 27 Feb

【10岁女童张安妮遭绑架】我一再提醒,我的女儿下午3点半放学,我要去接她,否则可能形成人道灾难。合肥琥珀山庄派出所警察竟然在我不在场的情况下,派出四名警察,绑架了我的女儿!不给我见一面。

[Ten year old kidnapped] I kept on remind them that my daughter finishes school at 3.40, I need to pick her up. Or it will be a humanity disaster. Hupo district police station sent four police and took my daughter away without my being present!  I was not allowed to see her.

张林 ‏@lin_lwy 27 Feb

【合肥警察非法拘禁10岁女童】我的女儿张安妮,竟然独自被琥珀山庄派出所警察关押了3个半小时。这是明显的犯罪行为!别说我的女儿非常无辜,就是有什么罪行,陌生的警察也没有权力把她单独拘禁,而拒绝监护人的陪同。

[Hefei police illegally detain ten-year-old girl] My daughter Zhang Anni, was detained alone in the police station for 3.5 hours. This is crime. Not mentioning that she is innocent, even if she had committed crime, police does not have the right to detain her alone without allowing her guardians to accompany.

张林 ‏@lin_lwy 27 Feb

【野蛮中断女童学业】张安妮已经离开蚌埠市蚌山小学,转到合肥琥珀小学,而且已经入学三天。仅仅因为合肥国保藐视法律,不想让我住在合肥,就残忍地剥夺了10岁女童的受教育权利!

[Savage action stops a girl’s education] Zhang Anni already left Bangshan school and studies in Hupo school for three days. Just because Hefei security police despises the law and does not want me to stay in Hefei, they cruelly  take away a ten-year-old girl’s right to education.

张林 ‏@lin_lwy 1 Mar

【安妮的遭遇】2013年2月27日下午3点35分,只有10岁,从合肥琥珀小学放学的安妮,被四个身份不明的彪形大汉劫持,然后被强制带到琥珀山庄派出所,受到单独囚禁。既不能见到同样被拘禁的爸爸,也不能见到正在家里焦虑地等待的姐姐。安妮被囚禁了20个小时。

[Experience of Anni] Around 3.35 in the afternoon of Feb 27, 2013, Anni, ten years old, was kidnapped by four stranger men and forcibly taken to Hupo police station, and put into detention.  She could not see either her father under detention at the same time or her sister who was waiting anxiously at home. Anni was detained for 20 hours.

张林 ‏@lin_lwy 1 Mar

【安妮的遭遇】二岁时我作为中国民间赵紫阳治丧委员会召集人,到北京去参加追悼会离开家时,安妮仿佛有不祥的预感,她站在门口大声地呼唤我:“爸爸!爸爸!”声音凄厉,试图阻止我。此后我就被判刑五年。她的尖叫始终伴随我此后的每一个夜晚。

[Experience of Anni] When Anni was two years old, I was the coordinator for organizing memorials for Zhao Ziyang‘ passing away.  When I was leaving home to Beijing, Anni stood at the door, looking uneasy, shouted at me, “Daddy, daddy!” Her voice sounded sad and screaming, trying to stop me.  Soon I got a five years imprisonment and her scream had been accompanying me for the every night after that.

Expand张林 ‏@lin_lwy 1 Mar

【遭绑架获释后的安妮】她整整一天多,四顿饭没吃。而她平时食欲非常旺盛,也从来没有挨饿过。我为此焦虑不安,想尽办法哄她吃东西。我知道那段恐怖的遭遇,已经给她幼小的心灵,带来严重的、可能永远无法弥补的伤害。

[Anni after release] For more than a day, Anni refused to eat four meals. She used to be very active and energetic and eat well. I am very worried, tried hard to persuade her to eat. I understand, the horrible experience has hurt her heart with serious and irreparable damage.

张林 ‏@lin_lwy 2 Mar

【诗人】欧阳小戎—安妮!你这天地间的小精灵!你这茫茫尘世中的小野兔!你可知道,你是有些人幸福的源泉?她究竟是一个有着什么样心灵的小姑娘啊!还不到三岁!

Anni! You are an angle between the heaven and earth! You are a wild rabbit in our human world! How could you know, you are the source of happiness of some people? What a lovely heart you have as a little girl! And you are only three! By poet Ouyang Xiaorong.

张林 ‏@lin_lwy 2 Mar

安妮停在路上,望着那黑暗道路的尽头,她好象看见了什么东西在乍隐乍现。她呆立了几秒钟,一直在以最深的疑惑和最深的期盼,凝望着那黑暗的最深处。忽然,她轻轻地,有些不敢相信自己地喊出一声:“爸爸!”我强忍住眼中的泪水,在她身边战栗着—欧阳小戎

Anni stood on the road, looking into the end of the dark path. It seemed that she saw something appearing and disappearing. She stood there for a few seconds, with the deepest uncertainty and deepest expectation, gazing into the very depth of the darkness. Suddenly, she uttered, in a slight and unbelieving sound, “Dad!” I fought back my tears and shivered beside her. – Ouyang Xiaorong

张林 ‏@lin_lwy 2 Mar

【勇敢的安妮】从2岁开始就定期去安徽铜陵监狱去探望我,还经历过无数次警察、便衣冲进我家搜查。有一次她妈妈愤怒地持刀反抗、保卫财家产,安妮也在旁边。

[Brave Anni] Since two years old, Anni started to visit me regularly in Anhui Tongling Prison. She also experienced many times of police or plain coats searching our home.  Once, Anni’s mother was so angry that she took out a knife to defend our family, Anni was beside her.

张林 ‏@lin_lwy 2 Mar

安妮不仅是我生命的延续,还是我心灵的歌——她总是健康快乐、生气勃勃、热爱生活。即便我买几只最便宜的芦柑回家给她,她也是又惊又喜:“哦,谢谢爸爸!”——合肥国保竟敢绑架这么可爱的小天使!

Anni is not only the extension of my life, she is also the song of my soul. She is always healthy, happy, energetic, and loving life. Even if I only buy a few cheapest oranges back home, she always expresses with surprise and happiness,” Oh, thanks, dad!” How can the security police kidnap such a lovely girl.

张林 ‏@lin_lwy 3 Mar

合肥蝈保为了把安妮逐出小学,用他们为非作歹几十年的经验恐吓琥珀小学校长和老师,逼着他们违心地寻找借口中断我女儿的学业。校长甚至都被这帮惯匪吓哭了,几个男女教师哀求我让我女儿离开琥珀小学,8点钟都不敢回家吃晚饭。

In order to drive Anni out of Hupo school, security police also threatened the principal and teachers of the school. They asked the teachers to stop my daughter’s education by finding some excuses. The principal was so scared and even cried. A few other teachers pleaded me to take my daughter out of Hupo school and they even dared not to go back home for dinner before 8pm.

张林 ‏@lin_lwy 8 Mar

【小安妮遭绑架】以来,已经过去10天,依然害怕陌生人,不愿出门,不愿起床,不愿跟人说话。我想带她去看心理医生,又怕后果更糟糕。小安妮失学、被逐出家门、流离失所,每一天对我们来说,都是一记无形的刀痕! pic.twitter.com/7PpDFta4tT

[kidnapping of Anni] it has been ten days, Anni is still afraid to see strangers. She doesnot want to go out, get up or talk to people. I want to take her to see a psychiatrist, but I am also afraid that this will cause more trouble. Anni lost her school, and we become homeless. Each day, for us, is an invisible knife cut.

张林 ‏@lin_lwy 12 Mar

蚌埠国保对安妮失学确实担忧,急急忙忙找了蚌山小学,但是一个班有50学生,而合肥琥珀小学四年级只有20多人。安妮不愿意去蚌山小学,等着回到琥珀小学。特别需要澄清的是:不是我不愿意。@MerlotN @64115

Security police also concern for Anni’s no schooling, and hastily found Bangshan school for Anni. However, there are about 50 students in Bangshan school in Bangbu while there are only 20 in Hupo school in Hefei. Anni does not want to go to Bangshan school, she wants to go to Hupo school.

张林 ‏@lin_lwy 13 Mar

安妮想要上的琥珀小学,距姐姐读的安徽农业大学,仅仅隔一条马路。我因为颈椎病,经常需要卧床休息几天,不能做家务,姐姐可以照料她。@liumangyan @MerlotN @duyanpili @64115

Anni wants to go to Hupo school, which is opposite to Anhui Agricultural University where her sister studies. I have cervical spondylitis and sometimes cannot do housework. Her sister can take care of her.

张林 ‏@lin_lwy 13 Mar

我已经离婚两年。安妮妈妈受不了长年累月的监控,患了恐惧症,只想不受监控地生活。@GongpigYgyg1976 兄,淡定淡定啊,安妮妈妈呢?

I have divorced for two years. Anni’s mother could not stand the life of being monitored days and nights, and got scared and wanted to live a life without being monitored.

张林 ‏@lin_lwy 19 Mar

【小安妮遭绑架】被逐出家门、逐出学校已经21天了。她是个天真烂漫的小姑娘,没有任何过错,仅仅因为他的爸爸张林是个良心捍卫者,就受到株连,被缪守宝非法拘禁、强行剥夺她受教育的权利,成为流浪儿童。

[Anni’s kidnapping] Anni was driven out of home and school for 21 days. She is innocent. Just because her dad is a defender of conscience, she is punished and detained illegally by Miao Shoubao, and her right to education was abridged.

张林 ‏@lin_lwy 21 Mar

我将在今天下午3点钟,前往安徽省蚌埠市人民检察院,控告缪守宝绑架儿童张安妮的罪行。该犯目前仍然逍遥法外,受害人依然不能回到合肥琥珀小学、流离失所。

I will go to Anui Bangbu People’s Procuratorate to report Miao Shoubao for kidnapping child Zhang Anni. Miao is still in his position and the victim is homeless and cannot go back to school.

张林 ‏@lin_lwy 31 Mar

安妮和我被缪守宝逐出合肥的家、安妮失学迄今已经1个多月了。这是几位中国妇权的义工冒险拍到的视频:专访安徽张林之女小安妮(视频)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hwk5cxedl54&feature=youtu.be

Since we have been driven out of our home in Hefei, Anni has not went to school for more than one month.  The following is a video about Anni shot by Women’s Rights in China.

张林 ‏@lin_lwy 4 Apr

网友“送张安妮回琥珀小学上学”的活动,将于4月7号上午11点在安徽省合肥市琥珀山庄派出所对面的老六龙虾馆举行。届时欢迎各地网友前来参加。中午聚餐费用AA制。  联系人:周维林189-1961-7417,柴宝文183-2619-8679。

Netizens ‘sending Anni back to Hupo school’ gathering will start at 11am April 7, 2013, in Laoliu restaurant opposite to Hupo police station. All netizens are welcomed.

张林 ‏@lin_lwy 4 Apr

【安妮绑架案法援团】宣布:由于王全章、肖国珍、韩庆芳律师受到阻挠,由北京王军、李苏斌律师,安徽程海律师,重庆吴天昊律师,山东赵永林律师,河南江天勇律师,广东公民代理人天理和中国妇权义工苏昌兰女士六日到达合肥。若有非法阻挡,整个律师团都赶到合肥。

Anni kidnapping case Lawyers support team announces:  a few lawyers,  namely Wang Quanzhang, Xiao Guozhen, Han Qingfang were stopped (by police); others, including  Wang Jun, Li Subin, Cheng Hai, Wu Tianhao, Zhao Yonglin, Jiang Tianyong, and citizen representative Tian Li and Women’s Rights in China volunteer Su Changlan, arrived Hefei on April 6.

张林 ‏@lin_lwy 5 Apr

我和安妮,在网友陪伴下,今天下午启程前往合肥,与律师们会面。然后在7号下午前往琥珀小学,争取安妮回校继续读书。

We will go to Hefei in the afternoon, accompanied by netizens, to meet the lawyers. We will go back to Hupo school on April 7th and try our best to send Anni back to school.

公民小彪 ‏@oubiaofeng 2h 7 April 2013

收到@tjitian 短信:#张林父女律师团 于中午赶到蚌埠,接到了张林 @lin_lwy 父女,并与来自各省的30多个网友聚餐,大家热情高涨,纷纷发表对警方非法拘禁张林父女的见解。律师团和张林谢谢大家的关注和支持,请广发微博!

Citizen Xiaobiao ‏@oubiaofeng

I received message from @tjitian, lawyers met Zhanglin and Anni in Bangbu. Together with about 30 netizens from other places of China, we have meal together and express opinion about the detention of Zhang Lin and Anni. The lawyers’ team and Zhang Lin thanks for all’s concern and support, please help to let more know this!

The following is updated by weiquanwang (in Chinese): April 8, 2013

Around 7.40 am, April 8th, accompanied by lawyers, Women’s Rights in China voluteer, and other activists and netizens, Zhang Lin and Zhang Anni went to Hupo Primary School. There were three school employees stopped them on the school gate. After some communications, the principal appeared and refused Anni’s returning to the school, explaining that since Anni was taken away by police, which caused uncomfortable feelings to other students. Therefore in order to maintain campus peace, in order to make other students free from being intimidated, unless the related agencies make a gurantee to the school that such incidence will not happen in the future, the school cannot let Anni study there.

updated 11 April 2013

Anni is still not allowed to be back to school.

許暉@yangpigui 33m  11 April 2013

RT @dad006 绝食交接中!刘卫国结束了24小时绝食,李化平、辛巴开始了24小时,明天还有别人接力。我们共同的目标:让小安妮上学 pic.twitter.com/9rpYBsDf1u

anni diaryHunger strike goes on to support Anni’s going back to school. Lawyer Liu Weiguo just stopped his 24 hours hunger strike. Li Huaping and Xin ba will continue for another 24 hours. There will be others to continue tomorrow. Our common aim: Anni go back school!
 
The photo on the left  is Anni and lawyer Liu Weiguo, holding the book The Diary of Anne Frank, (Anne, in Chinese translation, writes/pronouces the same as Anni’s name) given to Anni by city residents, showing their support.
 
The following is the recent update by lawyer Liu Xiaoyuan 刘晓原律师 @liu_xiaoyuan on twitter
 
15 April 2013

中午到了合肥,顺便去了合肥市琥珀小学。学校既然接受了小安妮,也收了家长的学费,为何又把她拒之门外?学校及教育等部门的做法,严重违反<未成年保护法>和<义务教育法>,侵犯了安妮受教育权利。这起事件已引起社会关注,教育主管部门为何不出面解决?

I arrived Hefei around noon and went to Hupo primary school. The school already accepted Anni and also took the tuition fee from her parent, why refused to take her to class now? What the school and the education authority did violates the  Law of the People’s Republic of China on the Protection of Minors, and the Compulsory Education Law. It violates Anni’s right to education. The issue has already aroused public concern, why the education authority does not take measures to solve it?

刘晓原律师 @liu_xiaoyuan 16 April 2013

小安妮事件正在起变化,现场声援者被带走,已经联系不上!

The situation is changing. Supporters of Anni’s going to school are taken away, I cannot get in touch with them now.

张林和小安妮已被强行送回了蚌埠市,他手臂和脚被抓伤。他说,参与行动的有几百人,全不亮明身份。但其他网友状况不详。

Zhang Lin and Anni were sent back to Bangbu City by force. Zhang Lin got some injuries in arms and feet. He said about hundred people, without showing their identities, took part in the action to disperse and take supporters away.  The whereabouts of supporters are unclear.

广州李小玲: 我6时35分到合肥,7时15分到酒店,约8点10分到现场,秀才等在现场,8时35分左右冲上来几十个便衣几十台车把我们全部押上不同的民用车,我被三个人押到胜利派出所,双手双脚被铐,至晚8时15分才放我出来,扣我理由聚众扰乱交通罪!

Li Xiaoling from Guangzhou: I arrived Hefei at 6.35, went to the hotel at 7.15. Xiucai was there. About 8.35, dozens of plain-coats came and took us all to different vans. I was taken to Shengli police station. I was cuffed both hands and feet, and was released at 8.15 pm. The reason of my detention is disrupting traffic order!

中国梦:动用几百便衣,不出据法律手续,抓走二十多个网民,且对女网民戴手铐脚镣,难道这就是法治?

Chinese Dream: with up to hundreds plain-coats, without any legal procedure, taking more than twenty netizens away, and putting handcuffs and shackles on netizens, is this the so-called ‘rule of law’?

17 April 2013  @liu_xiaoyuan:  据悉,在合肥关注安妮失学的网友有周维林被行政拘留10天,姚诚被行政拘留15天,孙林被行政拘留10天,他的妻子高晓君已获释回到南京的家。柴文宝仍不知下落。

It is known now, among those netizens who are in Hefei supporting Anni,  Zhou Weilin is imposed 10 days administrative detaintion, Yao Cheng 15 days, Sun Lin 10 days. Sun’s wife Gao Xiaojun is released and back to home in Nanjing. The whereabout of Chai Wenbao is still unknown.

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One Response to Sending Anni back to School

  1. updated 9 Sept 2013, according to Boxun, Anni is now in the United States. Anni’s getting the visa and going to America is organized and assisted by Women’s Rights in China, and Women’s Rights without Frontiers.
    张菁:营救安妮行动惊险万分,美领事馆官员陪同上机才离开
    中国妇权运动创始人,营救张安妮行动计划负责人张菁女士告诉记者,营救安妮计划历时3­个多月,动员两位美国国会议员,安排美国监护人,动员国内10多位义工,期间遭遇国保­追踪和拘捕,克服种种困难,终于将安妮接到美国。
    张菁是在四月份开始就着手安排接收小安妮来美国,直到落实了美国的监护人之后,营救计­划才正式开始。说来很巧,美国的监护人正是美国妇女无疆界组织创办人瑞吉.小约翰女士­,今年4月份瑞吉与张菁在博讯电台与张林和安妮进行了交流,因此她很了解营救的内容和­意义。国内负责孩子去上海美国领事馆的义工是姚晨先生,就在去签证的前一天,姚晨被捕­,营救计划出现严重危机。由于事先安排周密,两位孩子的护照没有被国保收走,第二天安­妮妈妈接替姚晨,开始网上申请美国签证。由于2位美国国会议员的全力支持,美国国务院­指示上海领事馆开绿灯办理签证,领事馆官员接到网上申请后就来旅馆找到安妮母女,第二­天就获得美国签证。在胡佳先生的支持下迅速买到第二天飞往美国旧金山的机票,当安妮和­姐姐踏入美国联合航空公司的机舱后,张菁的心头一块石头才落了地。
    当安妮踏上自由土地之后,她在接送她的瑞吉阿姨的车上睡着了,这半年来小安妮被折磨的­几乎要窒息,爸爸被捕,叔叔阿姨不是失踪就是被殴打,小小年纪承受了不该承受那些苦难­和屈辱,今天终于可以喘一口气休息。但是远在大洋彼岸的爸爸张林还在监狱中苦苦挣扎,­在美国东岸的张菁阿姨继续挑灯夜战,为营救姚晨和其他义工在继续奋斗。
    “苦难没有结束,自由需要付出代价”—张菁

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