為女兒和其他受問題疫苗影響的受害人爭取權利的 #何方美 於2020年10月2日到河南省輝縣市，向政府大門招牌潑墨。她在潑墨時說：「這樣的政府還有甚麼存在的價值和意義﹖」何因此被警方拘留10天，但因她有身孕所以沒有執行。10月9日再次到市政府潑漆，隨後失蹤至今。
On 2 October 2020, #HeFangmei, who fights for her daughter and other victims of substandard vaccinations, splashed ink on the door plates of Hui county government building to express frustration at the authorities’ refusal to hold the vaccine manufacturers accountable. She was arrested by local police on suspicion of“picking quarrels and provoking trouble”and was sentenced to administrative detention for 10 days, though it was not enforced due to her pregnancy. On 9 October, she splashed ink again on the Hui County government building and since then, she has disappeared.
Name: He Fangmei (何方美)
Date of birth: 8 October 1985
Occupation: She became an advocate for vaccination safety after her daughter was diagnosed with a neurological disease after receiving vaccinations
Date of detention: disappeared since 9 October 2020, after she splashed ink on the door plate of the county government in Hui County, Henan Province
Location: Hui County, Henan Province
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Location of detention/imprisonment: unclear
In March 2018, He Fangmei’s daughter, Li Qi (born 2016) became paralyzed and was diagnosed with transverse myelitis after receiving faulty vaccinations for Hepatitis A, measles and other illnesses. Realizing that many other children had suffered from faulty vaccinations, He Fangmei and her husband Li Xin subsequently organized a group of 500 parents with children sickened by vaccinations, calling it“Vaccine Babies’ Home”. The parents jointly sought accountability, financial compensation and started legal action against authorities. However, they kept facing harassment and crackdowns.
On 4 March 2019, He Fangmei launched a fund-raising campaign for the victims in Beijing during the Two Sessions (meetings of National People’s Congress (NPC) and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC)) and was first detained by the Beijing police. Police officers from Hui County, where she is from, went to Beijing and took her back to Henan Province for a 15-day administrative detention. After then, she was criminally detained for “picking quarrels and provoking trouble”. On 10 January 2020, the County prosecutors dropped the charges against her and the court canceled the case. She was released after ten months of not seeing her two young children.
He Fangmei continued to fight for the children who got sick because of faulty vaccinations. On 16 April 2020, she successfully sued the Hui County’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention over the faulty vaccines given to her daughter in 2018. The court ordered the Center to disclose the information of the vaccinations her daughter had received. However, the local authorities continued to harass her. It did not allow her family to leave Henan Province, fearing that they could take their daughter to Beijing for medical treatment and protest in the capital.
Her husband Li Xin has gone missing since 16 August 2020. He was in a hospital, taking care of his father, who had been hospitalized due to cerebral infarction. The state security guards of the city public security bureau, local police officers and staff of village committee were taking a 24-hour-shift to look after Li when he went missing. He Fangmei suspected Li was forced to disappear because he wanted to take their daughter to Beijing for medical treatment. He Fangmei has been vocal and critical regarding China’s COVID vaccine deployment. She pointed out that the new Covid vaccine is mainly developed by China National Biotec Group Company, which is also the parent company of Wuhan Institute of Biological Products Co., Ltd., and her daughter became sick after being vaccinated from its product. The company is protected by the government and turned a blind eye to its victims. He Fangmei cast doubts to its quality and accountability. She also questioned the confidentiality agreement that vaccine-receivers were forced to sign. She said, “In principle, the information should be open and transparent. We should be told what the side effects of this vaccine are, what adverse reactions will occur, and how to get rescue or treatment if these adverse reactions occur. Why should one be forced to sign a confidentiality agreement instead?"
On 2 October 2020, she splashed ink on the door plates of Hui county government building to express frustration at the authorities’ refusal to hold the vaccine manufacturers accountable. She was arrested by local police on suspicion of“picking quarrels and provoking trouble”and was sentenced to administrative detention for 10 days, though it was not enforced due to her pregnancy. On 9 October, she splashed ink again on the Hui County government building and since then, she has disappeared.
For more information:
He Fangmei’s twitter account: https://twitter.com/hefangmei2019 (it is now being administrated by her friend, since her disappearance)
Updated on: 10 November 2020