Christian human rights organization ChinaAid is reporting the
violent attack on a father of three by Chinese family planning
identified the beating victim as Zhang Futao, a farmer from Jiangsu
province. He suffered a fractured skull and a brain hemorrhage at
the hands of at least 20 family planning officials on May 15.
"More than 20 one-child policy, family-planning officials
invaded their home and violently beat him," says ChinaAid spokesman
So far in 2013 there have been five reported incidents of
brutality, mostly against women, including forced abortions and
forced sterilizations, Shan tells OneNewsNow. There are many
injuries and deaths that go unreported in China, he adds.
After the beating Futao was taken by family members to a
hospital, where he was listed in critical condition and where the
hospital demanded the equivalent of $30,000 to perform surgery.
Zhang Futao and his wife are the parents of two girls, ages 12
and 4, and a son, 6.
ChinaAid was founded by Pastor "Bob" Xiqiu Fu, who fled China in
1996 after he and his wife were imprisoned for "illegal evangelism"
by the Chinese government.
In a February story for OneNewsNow, Pastor Fu reported there
were 132 documented persecution cases involving nearly 5,000 people
of faith in 2012.
Seventy percent of Christians killed around the world in 2012
died in the African country of Nigeria, where the persecution