China Detains, ‘Disappears’ Parents of Faulty Vaccine Victims

Authorities in China are holding at least one vaccine campaigner and have ‘disappeared’ another following an attempted protest on Beijing’s Tiananmen Square earlier this month, RFA has learned.

Dong Junhua, the parent of a child affected by substandard vaccines from Dancheng county in the central province of Henan, is being held under criminal detention on suspicion of “picking quarrels and stirring up trouble,” his wife said in a recent interview.

“They said he was being held under criminal detention for picking quarrels and stirring up trouble,” Dong’s wife, who gave only her surname Shan, told RFA. “I asked them on what evidence, and they refused to show me, saying I couldn’t read it.”

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