May 11, 2006

Day 79: Still no answers

Filed under: Nina's blog — Rebecca MacKinnon @ 6:41 pm

On May 11th Hao’s sister Nina Wu wrote on her blog:

On the afternoon of May 10, our lawyer received a phone call from the city PSB (actually the National Security Unit.) The main thrust of the call was that our “Application to retain a lawyer to offer legal assistance to Hao Wu” was invalid. The family members need to fill out the form themselves. I don’t know whether the content of our application did not meet requirements, or the formatting was nonstandard. If we had filled it out in person, we would have written the same things. Nothing would change. Why didn’t they mention the issue of the forms when they met the lawyer on April 21, and bring it up only now? Counting the days, they received our application ten days ago. If the lawyer didn’t call them many times, how long were they planning to delay before giving us a reply? Actually, I wrote my cell phone number on each document, so they have no excuse for not contacting the suspect’s relatives. Also, I cannot just drop in at the National Security Unit office. Only they can choose the place. All I can do now is set a time and place to complete the forms through our lawyer.

The approval of hiring a lawyer has already taken half a month without any results. When can we see my brother? They are clearly delaying. In fact, they don’t have any evidence that incriminates my brother. What methods or institutions can monitor the National Security Unit to keep it from prosecuting a falsified case?

May 10 is my husband’s birthday, but I completely forgot it. This is the first time I’ve forgotten in the ten years I’ve known him. In the early hours of May 11, as we finished our phone conversation, he told me that the day before was his birthday, and that even he forgot it. It was our daughter who reminded him. I know that my husband said that to keep me from feeling guilty. It’s true. What’s happened in Beijing has completely occupied my thoughts, making my temporarily incapable of being a responsible wife, mother, and daughter. Thank you to my husband and relatives for their understanding and support. In the future I will repay you twofold for the responsibilities I’ve forgotten over this period of time.


  1. Evangelical Christian Passion Trumps over Rationality

    In a Christian prayer session, President Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice kneeling on the carpet, with their eyes closed, holding hands with three “persecuted” Chinese Christians … Bush met at the White House with Yu Jie, Li Baiguang and Wang Yi – self-claimed Chinese Christian dissidents today.

    The Chinese “Christians” also said they had brought up concerns that Yahoo Inc. information was being used to jail Internet writers in China … …

    It seems the “persecuted” Chinese Christians have their own agendas. Nevertheless, their intentional/reluctant lies fit in greatly with the willing Christian listeners.

    No rational leader shall draw any conclusion based on such erratic sample of data.

    However, in our case, Bush, Cheney and Condy cannot be rational. They are seeking evidence defending their faith in Christ.

    The 2000 years failure of Christian bigotry to the superior Chinese atheist philosophy is just too much for them.

    Right wing fundamentalists’ Christian beliefs brought the US leaders in power in the first place, thanks to democracy. Christian sappy passion is hard coded in their ROMs by means of childhood indoctrination.

    Such passion and ignorance led to the catastrophic decision on invading Iraq. CEO Cheney is still screaming “we(he means the Christian whites) are winning in Iraq”.

    However poorly educated and religiously brainwashed, I expect the US leaders to do better.

    Comment by jessica copeland — May 11, 2006 @ 8:28 pm

  2. Jessica Copeland, please take your debate elsewhere. The religious fundamentalism of the Bush Administration is without doubt a valid topic of discussion and a matter of serious concern to many people who contribute to and visit this blog, including myself. Fundamentalism of any religion or ideology is extremely dangerous and undemocratic, IMHO. However this is not the place for such a debate. This is a place for Hao. Please show respect for your fellow human being. Thank you.

    Comment by Rebecca MacKinnon — May 12, 2006 @ 4:09 am

  3. My condolences although you probably get a lot of them. Be strong don’t give up hope and whatever your religion (or lack thereof) pray for him.

    as for jessica copeland .. it just looks like she accidently posted in the wrong blog

    Comment by Mad — May 12, 2006 @ 5:04 am

  4. Jessica,

    我欣赏你的激情,每天写那么多,一定很累,但这里大家关心的是吴皓,你可不可以找到合适的地方写你的东西, 很多人都觉得你这里不合适。




    Comment by CannotKeepMouthShut — May 12, 2006 @ 9:04 am

  5. jessica copeland ,

    Comment by a chinese — May 12, 2006 @ 1:17 pm

  6. 你以为民主制是百病良药?非然。







    Comment by jessica copeland — May 12, 2006 @ 4:03 pm

  7. Jessica

    行了,你歇歇好不好? 你歇嘶地里地在这里叫个没完, 我想你是教养有问题了, 你可不可以清静一些, 我们在这里关心的是吴浩的事情。

    教养对你而言, 比你的观点更重要。


    Comment by Anonymous — May 13, 2006 @ 4:52 am

  8. 我的帖子都是面带微笑地缓然言出。一定是你缺少修养,听不得不同意见,才错读了我的语气。

    Comment by jessica copeland — May 13, 2006 @ 8:12 pm

  9. Jessica,




    Comment by CannotKeepMouthShut — May 14, 2006 @ 4:26 am

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