Chu Ling, wife of cartoonist Jiang Yefei, has claimed that Chinese agents posed as United Nations officials in order to abduct her husband and fellow rights-advocate Dong Guanping from Bangkok on November 13. Both men held refugee status by United Nations decree.
Jiang Yefei and Dong Guanping had been held in detention by Thai authorities since mid October. Chu said that agents pretending to be UN personnel convinced both men to sign documents that would allow them to travel to Canada, where they had been granted asylum. “But the document was in Thai,” Chu told Al Jazeera. “They signed it even though they couldn’t understand the words. Later, we found out that they had signed papers agreeing to be deported back to China.” Continue