Other News, Exposing the Persecution

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  • Guangzhou Lawyer Mr. Zhu Yubiao Sent to Brainwashing Centre After Two Years in Prison

    On August 18th, 2010, Guangzhou Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Zhu Yubiao was arrested at his home. He was sentenced to two years in prison and sent to the Beijiang Prison in Shaoguan. On August 17th, 2012, after serving two years in prison, Mr. Zhu should have been released, but instead the 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong) sent him to the Sanshui Brainwashing Centre. Mr. Zhu Yubiao is a lawyer of strong moral character, and often defends disadvantaged people either for very little money or for free. He has received coverage in the local media for his kind acts. From 2005 to 2006, Mr. Zhu successively defended three Falun Gong practitioners who were arrested and tried.
  • Ms. Li Xiurong from Jiamusi Tortured in Prison

    Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Li Xiurong was sentenced to three years in prison in 2010. She has been detained in the Harbin Women's Prison in Heilongjiang Province. On August 13th, 2012, Ms. Li's family visited her and found her to be very thin. She also felt discomfort in her heart, had difficulty in breathing and had pain in her breast. In addition, she had blurred vision and impaired hearing. Grey hairs appeared in her black hair.
  • Shanghai Computer Engineer Mr. Hou Junjie Tried, His Younger Brother Arrested for Hiring a Lawyer

    Qingpu Court officials tried computer engineer Mr. Hou Junjie on August 20th, 2012. Mr. Hou's younger brother Mr. Hou Mengqiang was arrested for hiring a lawyer for his brother. Shanghai police made the arrest on August 23rd in Zhengzhou City. The court officials intended to hold a second court session, and told Mr. Hou Junjie's lawyer not to defend Mr. Hou in court.
  • Former Lecturer at Shanghai Police College Mr. Liu Peng Shocked with Electric Batons at Tilanqiao Prison

    Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Liu Peng was sentenced to 5 years in prison in 2008, and has been held in Tilan Prison in Shanghai. He has been subjected to severe physical abuse and torture. It has been learned that guard Wang Haocheng shocked Mr. Liu with electric batons for a long time. He deceived Mr. Liu's family many times, lying to them that Mr. Liu didn't want to see his family, and thus deprived his family of the right to visit him in prison.
  • The Persecution Suffered by Mr. Lian Yikun Before His Death

    Because of the persecution of Falun Gong, practitioner Mr. Lian Yikun was forced to become homeless for many years. He decided to return home to apply for an ID card on April 26th, 2012. However, he was arrested by the local police department and taken to Suihua Forced Labour Camp 15 days later. In just a little over a month, Mr. Lian died at the labour camp at the age of 39, apparently tortured to death. His family received the notification on July 14th and all they saw was his disfigured corpse covered with wounds and both legs broken.
  • Mr. Sun Shaomin, 54, Passes Away After 13 Years of Abuse

    Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Sun Shaomin from Wuchang City, Heilongjiang Province has been repeatedly arrested and detained during the past 13 years, and subjected to forced labour. He was sentenced to ten years in prison, where he was brutally tortured. He was mentally and physically worn down by the abuse and eventually passed away on May 29th, at the age of 54.
  • Doctor Wu Qun Subjected to Severe Abuse in Yongchuan Prison and Denied Family Visits

    Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Wu Qun has been held in Yongchuan Prison since July 2011. He has been subjected to severe physical abuse and torture and denied family visits. When his uncle and aunt, who are in their 80s, and his relatives travelled to the prison which is located on a mountain on August 13th, 2012 to deliver money and daily necessities to Mr. Wu, the officials would not allow them to see him with the excuse that they are not immediate family members.
  • Ms. Xiu Li Appeals Unjust Four-Year Sentence

    On the morning of July 17th, 2012, Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Xiu Li from Guanghan City was sentenced to a four-and-a-half year prison term by the Jinniu District Court of Chengdu. Ms. Xiu believes that practising Falun Gong and explaining the facts about the persecution are not wrong or illegal, and she contends that she is not guilty of any crime. She expressed to the court that she will appeal to the Intermediate Court.
  • Pingdu City Police Fabricates Evidence and Tries to Frame Wife of a Falun Gong Practitioner Facing Trial

    Pingdu City Court officials informed Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Wang Guangwei's family on July 21st, 2012 that a court hearing would be held on July 27th. Mr. Wang's family hired two lawyers from Beijing to enter a not-guilty plea for Mr. Wang, and at the same time, circulated a letter to the local people, inviting them to attend the court procedures. Pingdu 610 Office agents (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong) and Domestic Security Division officers were in a panic when they discovered this. They harassed and threatened those who had received the invitation. They also fabricated evidence against Ms. Sun Suling, wife of Mr. Wang Guangwei, and searched for her everywhere.
  • Evil Deeds Committed by Chen Mingbo, Head of the 610 Office in Jiayu County, Xianning City, Hubei Province

    On July 2nd, 2012 director of the 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong) took Ms. He Guihong to the brainwashing centre. She was forced to stand for over 40 days. For 20 of those days, she had to stand for over 20 hours each day, causing severe swelling of her legs, to the point that she couldn't walk. Guards also tied her legs onto a bench with a cloth, her hands to the handle, her body to the back of the bench, and force-fed her for three consecutive days. They inserted a plastic tube into her mouth and nose and deliberately pulled it out repeatedly, causing a large amount of blood to come out of her nose. Her eyes were also bleeding. She was also shocked with an electric baton.
  • Defence Attorney Stops Judge from Humiliating Falun Gong Practitioner in Court—The Real Story of Yang Guoguang's Trial in Tangshan City

    The trial of Falun Gong practitioner Yang Guoguang was on August 6th, 2012, at the Eighth Court of Fengrun District, in Tangshan City, Hebei Province. During the trial, Judge Xu Tianpeng viciously teased and humiliated Mr. Yang. This behaviour was soon stopped by the defence attorney. On February 25th, 2012, police from Fengrun District of Tangshan forced Mr. Yang's family to call him under false pretences to bring him home. Mr. Yang was then arrested when he returned home. After being detained for nearly six months, Mr. Yang was brought to trial. He hired an attorney to defend him.
  • Qixia Court Violates the Law, Beijing Lawyers Submit Letters of Complaint

    The 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong) and the police department in Qixia, Shandong Province, arrested more than 20 Falun Gong practitioners and their relatives on August 30th, 2011, and confiscated the practitioners' belongings. In December 2011, practitioners' families hired Beijing lawyers to defend them. As a result, the Qixia Procuratorate returned files to the police department on two occasions and cancelled the trial. Nevertheless, Qixia police refused to release the practitioners and instead fabricated charges against them.
  • Fearing Exposure, Authorities Threaten to Arrest People Attending the Trial of a Falun Gong Practitioner

    Pingdu City Court sent a summons to Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Wang Guangwei’s family on July 19th, 2012 announcing that his trial had been scheduled for July 27th. However, in just four days, the court decided to postpone the trial and informed the defence lawyers on July 25th because they were afraid that people attending the trial would hear them enter an innocent plea. The Pingdu 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong) and Pingdu Domestic Security threatened to arrest whoever attended the trial.
  • Ms. Lu Chengying, 68, Held in Heilongjiang Province Women's Prison

    Police broke into the home of elderly Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Lu Chengying on August 1st, 2012, and took her to the Heilongjiang Women's Prison in Harbin. Ms. Lu suffers from high blood pressure, and her family is very worried about her. Ms. Lu is currently in Ward No.9. After three months, her family was finally told that they could visit her.
  • Female Teacher from Inner Mongolia Severely Persecuted, Now “Nothing But Skin and Bones”

    Ms. Wu Guohui, a teacher at the Inner Mongolia Balinzuoqi Elementary School, was arrested on her way to the market for groceries, and later sentenced for following the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and trying to be a good person. As a result of brutal persecution, Ms. Wu is now emaciated. Ms. Wu's weight had dropped from about 165 pounds to less than 66 pounds. When the officers arrived at her home, she was in bed, barely alive. Ms. Wu has been repeatedly arrested, her home has been ransacked, she has had money extorted from her, and she has been monitored, spied on, and followed for long periods of time. She has been detained at the brainwashing centre and undergone intense brainwashing.