On September 27th 2019, Chinese Police detained Alyssa Petersen, She was not heard from for two weeks, We (Her family) had to go to the state department to locate her. They were able to find her, Alyssa is being held in a Jail in Zhenjiang, China, We received information that she is doing okay, She wakes up when told, she goes to sleep when told. She spends her day in a Jail Cell or walking in a circle counting steps. She cannot have any contact with anyone outside of a Consulate Officer who can visit once a month and a Lawyer.
Alyssa is the Director of a company called China Horizons, She helps College students acquire a visa to teach English at Chinese schools. Alyssa first went to China as a teacher 10 years ago, she now is involved with training the teachers while in China, working with the different schools the students teach at, and also teaching at their School in Zhenjiang. When she is not in China she runs their Home Office in Rexburg Idaho and attends BYU-Idaho.
The investigation could take months, even years without proper legal representation. Alyssa needs a Lawyer Now and they aren't cheap.
We are desperately seeking help to raise funds to offset the substantial legal fees and fines that will occur as we struggle to help Alyssa gain her Freedom.
Your donations will be withdrawn by myself (Alyssa’s Sister) to my personal account as needed and transferred to our parents (Clark and Carrie Petersen) who will use these funds on Alyssa’s behalf to pay for Alyssa’s Lawyer Fees, Legal Fines, Living expenses for basic supplies in the Jail she is being held in, Paying her bills so she doesn’t lose everything while she is detained, and any other expenses occurred in the effort to get her home from China.
Clark and Carrie will be the ones allocating the money where it needs to go because Alyssa has zero contact with anyone. No phone, no email, no outside contact. No one besides a lawyer and the Consulate has talked to her since September 27th 2019.
Please Help! Any and all donations are greatly appreciated!