China Arrests Mother of Dissident Virologist

Penny Zhou
By Penny Zhou
October 7, 2020NTD Evening Newsshare

The Chinese Communist regime is cracking down on a dissident virologist by arresting her mother. She says the CCP virus isn’t natural and has accused Beijing of hiding its severity.

Yan Limeng confirmed her mother’s arrest to The Epoch Times on Monday, but declined to provide further details.

She was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Hong Kong before coming to the United States to seek asylum.

Yan had worked at the university’s public health laboratory. The lab conducts virus research for the World Health Organization.

On Dec. 31 last year, after Chinese authorities acknowledged dozens of infection cases in Wuhan, her supervisor asked her to conduct a “secret investigation” via her network in mainland China.

The research, she said, led her to conclude that the situation was far more grim than Beijing had admitted. She soon began secretly delivering the information to the Western world.

After she fled to the United States this April, Chinese authorities threatened her family in mainland China. Hong Kong police pried information about her from her friends, by claiming she was “involved in a criminal case.”

She recently released a paper claiming that the virus isn’t of natural origin. The study hasn’t been peer-reviewed.

Twitter quickly banned her account after she announced the paper on the platform.

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