Chinese Labour Camp Survivor Puts Magnifying Glass On Chinese Justice System In 'The Black Wall'
05/29/2012

Banned in mainland China, here is the chilling account of a decade without liberty and China’s system of wrongful imprisonment.

Online PR News – 29-May-2012 – South Barrington – (BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA) – Author Qi Jiazhen today announced the highly anticipated The Black Wall (ISBN # 9781742840178), a brutal, personal account of her 13 years in a Chinese labour-camp.

50 years later after her release, the book is now available in book stores worldwide and in leading e-book formats.

These tragedies continue to this day in China. Many will recall how 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Liu Xiaobo was sentenced to 11 years in prison for ‘inciting submission of State power’ and was not allowed attending the award ceremony in Oslo. It is my hope that The Black Wall will educate the world about these injustices

At the age of 20, Qi Jiazhen wakes up with a rifle pointed at her chest. Her and her father were arrested and sentenced to 13 and 15 years respectively for counter-revolutionary activities in China. Interred in the “Number Two Prison of the Sichuan Province,” they were separated by only walls but could not be further apart – a reality shared with millions of other victims of the Chinese justice system.

“These tragedies continue to this day in China. Many will recall how 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Liu Xiaobo was sentenced to 11 years in prison for ‘inciting submission of State power’ and was not allowed attending the award ceremony in Oslo. It is my hope, that The Black Wall will educate the world about these injustices,” says Qi Jiazhen.

While Qi’s father refused to admit guilt, Jiazhen caved in to physical and psychological torment. She accepted reform and went on to become the poster girl for successful rehabilitation.

Within the greater narrative of The Black Wall, there is also the account of the Chinese system of mass incarceration is the tale of an underclass of single parent families it creates.

Qi Jiazhen was released from Lao Gai camp at the age of 30. She later arrived in Australia and was admitted on humanitarian grounds. Today an Australian citizen, Qi Jiazhen is now retired and concentrates on writing. She is also acting vice president of the Independent Chinese Pen Centre (ICPC).

Her first book, “Tears of Freedom: A True story: Father and Daughter two generations prisoner” (2010) and “The Red Dog: A woman’s abnormal life after released from Lao Gai camp” (2010) both received global media attention, and like her other fiction stories, articles and commentary, are banned in Mainland China.

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