OH teen urges father’s release from Chinese prison

CLEVELAND (AP) — A northeast Ohio teen whose father is imprisoned in China is urging President Barack Obama and others to seek his release.

The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer (h ttp://bit.ly/18W1Oxv) reports 16-year-old Lisa Peng of suburban Cleveland traveled to Washington this week to discuss her father’s case with members of Congress. She also participated in a news conference organized by human rights groups to urge the president to seek the release of her father and others they say are political prisoners.

Peng says she hasn’t seen her father since 2003. She says 56-year-old Peng Ming was captured in Burma by Chinese agents and sent to prisons where he was beaten and denied medical treatment for a heart attack and other ailments

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio also is calling for his release.

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Information from: The Plain Dealer, http://www.cleveland.com

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