Steve Simon, WTA President: “Peng Shuai must be allowed to speak freely”


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Steve Simon, WTA President: "Peng Shuai must be allowed to speak freely"

Following the statement released by Chinese state media on behalf of Peng shuai, the missing Chinese tennis player, the president of the Women’s Tennis Association alerts about the concern generated by the lack of direct information with the athlete.

The disappearance of Peng shuai after disclosing his testimony of abuse in which he points out as responsible Zhang gaoli, the top president of the People’s Republic of China, continues to worry the world. Weeks after his last communication, the CGTNEurope agency released an email signed by Peng in which he is in charge of ensuring that everything is in order. “I am not missing, I am not in danger. I find myself resting at home, everything is fine ”.

The suspicions raised by that letter were immediately taken up by the executive head of the WTA, Steve Simon: “The statement released today by Chinese state media on Peng shuai, increases my doubts about your safety. I find it hard to believe that Peng Shuai wrote the email we received. “

“We need independent and verifiable proof that she is safe. I have repeatedly tried to communicate with her, without success, ”Simon adds in his open letter.

“Peng Shuai must be allowed to speak freely, without coercion or intimidation of any kind. Your report of sexual assault must be respected and investigated with full transparency. The voices of women must be heard and respected, not censored or imposed ”, closed the president of the WTA.


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