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Chinese citizen Feng stuck at Narita Airport without food and water
Image by IsaacMao
update: Mr. feng set up his personal twitter with helps from friends twitter.com/fzhenghu he will update it via mobile phone and email
Urgent Appeal –
Chinese Human Rights Defender Stranded and Starving in The Terminal
On November 2nd, 2009, while returning from Japan on an All Nippon Airways flight, well-known human rights activist, Chinese citizen and Shanghai resident, Mr Feng Zhenghu was refused exit by airport authorities at Shanghai Pudong Airport. Feng legally entered Japan on 1st April 2009. However, upon his return flight to Shanghai on 7th June 2009, immigration authorities at Shanghai Pudong Airport refused his exit without valid reasons or producing any legal documents. As in his seven previous attempts, Pudong Airport authorities refused his exit. On 3rd November 2009, at 9:45am, Shanghai police forcefully escorted Feng to the All Nippon Airways counter and onto a flight. Meshida, Shanghai manager of All Nippon Airways and two other Japanese employees gave in to pressure from the police and supported this coercion.
On 4th November 2009, upon arrival at Narita International Airport, Japan, Feng refused to enter Japan and declared that he gave up his Japanese Visa. He deduced from earlier experience that the airport authorities’ maltreatment is a starvation strategy to force his entry into Japan. However, Feng, who has braved three years of imprisonment, remains in the Arrival of Terminal One, enduring hunger and insisting on his right to return home. At present, only travelers passing through Terminal One of Narita Airport are able to aid Feng. Two days ago, a commuter who learned of Feng’s plight brought him some food. Feng still lacks food, has no access to bath facilities and has to sleep on seats in the Arrival.
To provide Feng with food, Chinese Human Rights activists have made an urgent action call asking overseas contacts (especially those in Taiwan and Hong Kong area) to fly long-distance in order to relieve Feng from starvation. They sponsored a Hong Kong student, Christina Chan, who will be the first to fly to the airport to visit Mr. Feng. Bringing with her plenty food and drinks for Mr. Feng, she will arrive there at about 1:00pm on the 12th of November and stay there for 4 hours. We urge the media to call her during that time. The numbers through which she can be reached are 80-3445-7210, 080-4148-9945. Another human rights activists based in the U.S., Dr. He Baoping, will arrive about 24 hours later than Christina Chan with the same mission. He can be reached through the same numbers.
“Feng’s situation is the movie The Terminal, with starvation. However, Feng’s personal remake of the Spielberg’s blockbuster lacks the same humor and romance. Under inhumane treatment by Japanese airport authorities, Feng faces the challenge of day-to-day hunger, thereby lacking the calm and leisure of Spielberg’s protagonist,” said Mr. Yang Kuanxing, Chinese human rights activist and supporter of Feng. Mr. Yang, who attended a recent human rights conference with Feng, is concerned for his health and wary that Feng might have angered Shanghai authorities, who might find an excuse to arrest him again, if he fulfills his wish to return home.
A Chinese-in-exile concerned over this matter searched the Internet for a list of airlines passing through Terminal One. The list is attached below. It is hope that this information will be disseminated through the Internet, and international travelers en route through Terminal one will bring food and aid to Feng. Those concerned for this matter should also inquire at the local airport and approach those who will be passing through Terminal One to bring food to Feng. Yang Jianli, Wong Min and Chen Xiaoping (USA), Sheng Xue (Canada) and Zhang Xiaogang (Australia), among many others, have sponsored flight tickets for those willing to travel to Japan to help Feng.
Besides donations to aid Feng, Dr. Yang Jianli, chief organizer of this “Tokyo Airlift”, urges the media to be aware and concern for this matter, so that information will reach more people and basic necessities such as food will reach Feng. The question now lies that Feng is still starving, with no alternative except to terminate on effective information highway.
We would like to alert passengers passing through Japan that someone is starving in the fight to realize the Human Declaration of Universal Right to return to one’s country. Perhaps you can bring him a packet of biscuit or a piece of bread, help relieve his hunger, help this person who has a home but cannot return.
Attachment: List of Airlines passing through Narita Airport, Terminal One
§ Russian Airlines (Moscow-Sheremetyevo)
§ Aeromexico (Mexico City, Tijuana)
§ Air France (Paris)
§ Alitali (Milan, Rome)
§ British Airways (London – Heathrow)
§ Continental Airlines (Houston, New York – Newark)
§ Delta Airlines (Atlanta)
§ KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (Amsterdam)
§ Korean Air (Seoul – Incheon, Busan, Jeju Island, Los Angeles)
§ U.S. Northwest Airlines (Bangkok – Soofan Naboo, Busan, Beijing, Detroit, Guam, Honolulu, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, New York – John F. Kennedy, Manila, Minneapolis Saipan, San Francisco, Seattle – Tacoma, Singapore, Shanghai –Pudong, Seoul – Incheon, Taipei – Taoyuan, Ho Chi Minh City, Minneapolis)
§ Virgin Atlantic Airways (London – Heathrow)
§ Air Canada (Toronto, Vancouver)
§ All Nippon Airways (Bangkok, Beijing, Chicago – O’Hare, Dalian, Frankfurt, Furuoka, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Honolulu, London – Heathrow, Los Angeles, Nagoya – Central, New York – JFK Osaka – Itami, Okinawa, Paris, Qingdao, San Francisco, Sapporo, Seoul – Incheon, Shanghai – Pudong, Shenyang, Singapore, Taipei – Taoyuan, Washington, Xiamen)
§ Asiana Airlines (Seoul – Incheon)
§ Austrain Airlines (Vienna)
§ EVA Air (Taipei – Taoyuan)
§ Lufthansa German Airlines (Frankfurt, Munich)
§ Mongolian Airlines (Seoul – Incheon, Ulaanbaatar)
§ Singapore Airlines (Singapore, Bangkok – Soofan Naboo, Los Angeles)
§ Swiss International Air Lines (Zurich(
§ Thai Airways International (Bangkok – Soofan Naboo, Chiang Mai, Phuket Island)
§ Turkish Airlines (Istanbul)
§ United Airlines (Bangkok – Soofan Nabo, Chicago – O’ Hare, Honolulu, Taipei – Taoyuan, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington, DC)
§ Uzbekistan Airways (Tashkent)
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This piece was a speed test–about 24 hours between start and finish!
One of my jobs is teaching high school, and the course I teach includes a weekly class challenge. The students just read Marjane Satrapi’s _Persepolis_, so we decided that this week’s challenge would be to produce an artistic response to a nonfictional event. I asked them to cooperatively generate a list of subjects and themes from the book, then incorporate at least one item from the list into their works. Since my own research relates to Cold War history and our next class meeting is the day before the U.S. presidential election, I used this meme-tastic debate soundbite from President Obama to illustrate "political rhetoric."
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