Daddy, Please Don’t Hit Me Anymore *Graphic Images*

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child-abuse-ningbo-china-01Ningbo Jiangbeicicheng, just behind this metal door live two children. Their lives were worse than death, their bodies covered with bruises and cuts, they lived in terror. In their eyes, their father was a demon.

This story is written by maxiewawa and are from 2009.

child-abuse-ningbo-china-04I’ll never forget this freshly bloodied face, and the helpless expression in his eyes.

child-abuse-ningbo-china-06When I burst into the room, I simply couldn’t believe my eyes, was this a home or a torture chamber. Blood was everywhere. Some was fresh, some had already dried.

child-abuse-ningbo-china-07The child has been beaten so that he is covered with injuries, with fresh wounds and old wounds mixed together.

child-abuse-ningbo-china-08child-abuse-ningbo-china-09These feet were just cut by his father using needles and scissors.

child-abuse-ningbo-china-10Is this a home? Or hell? The children’s blood is throughout the entire house!

child-abuse-ningbo-china-13These injuries were from a beating today. No! They are cuts from a knife!

child-abuse-ningbo-china-14The head has already has a large wound.

child-abuse-ningbo-china-15This is the broom that was just used to hit the child. It has been broken, there is blood all over the floor.

child-abuse-ningbo-china-16The child’s sister’s face and body are covered with scars.

child-abuse-ningbo-china-17This is the children’s father, Yang Quansheng. He’s from Jiangxi, he came to Ningbo to work. He is a painter. The two children’s mother already left the family two years ago, fleeing his beatings.

child-abuse-ningbo-china-18I asked him: How long have you been beating the children? He said: Three years. I asked: In these three years, do you beat them often? He said: Almost every day.

child-abuse-ningbo-china-19I asked him: Why do you beat them every day? Him: I asked how old he is, he couldn’t answer. I got angry and beat him. I asked: Do you dislike your child? Him: I love my child, so I hit him.

child-abuse-ningbo-china-20Sending the children to the hospital.

child-abuse-ningbo-china-21The doctor giving the child an examination.

child-abuse-ningbo-china-22After removing the child’s clothes, and cleaning the wound, the child’s knife, needle, scissor, club, etc. injuries made the attending nurses cry loudly, and infuriated the attending doctors.

child-abuse-ningbo-china-23child-abuse-ningbo-china-24The doctor carefully treating the child’s wounds.

child-abuse-ningbo-china-27The doctor carefully treating the child’s wounds.

child-abuse-ningbo-china-28child-abuse-ningbo-china-29child-abuse-ningbo-china-30When the doctor was stitching up the child’s wounds, anaesthetic wasn’t used so recovery would be quicker. The child was strong throughout, never making a single whimper, or shedding a single tear.

child-abuse-ningbo-china-31child-abuse-ningbo-china-33The child’s experiences and strength moved the entire hospital, with everyone present shedding tears. A helpful ayi (auntie) dressed the child, and brought some bread and milk for the children to eat. An old grandmother said while crying: “The child is only five years old and has already met this hardship, and undergoing surgery without anaesthesia is something even adults could not endure without screaming. Yet this child did not even shed a tear. How could there be a father like this? The children’s live worse than dogs.”

Last update: November 10 progress: Due to the nature and extent of the children’s injuries, the relevant authorities contacted the local charity centre, and the children were sent there temporarily. Spokesman for the relevant authorities indicated that they would be cared for, and for the moment, were being removed from their father’s care for their own protection.

ningbo   Google MapsLooking through these photos makes me sick. The reality that these children lived under, the father who said he hit them because he loved them. The incredible strength in these beautiful children after enduring years of torture in the hands of the one who is supposed to protect you.

This is the reality that many children live under, not only in China but in every country, every city, every town and the probability that you meet a beaten child or his or hers ‘torturer’ on the street, in the shops, the neighbour is huge.

When I was young and living in Sweden we had a neighbour who used to punish his children with looking them out if they behaved ‘wrong’ (in his eyes). Still remember the ice-cold winter morning when I was on my way to school and their little boy (about 1-2 years old) stood out on the steps, crying, banging the door dressed only in his diaper. I told a teacher and she called the police. What happened? Nothing, the father claimed the child had gone out and couldn’t get in again. I know different though because several years later  I met their daughter (she was about 15 now) and she told me what had happened in that house…

 

 

 

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