July 07, 2013 | By a Minghui correspondent from Heilongjiang Province, China
(Minghui.net) Ms. Han Xiufang, Ms. Liu Chunlan, Ms. Zhao Lianying, Ms. Zhao Yujie, and other practitioners have been held in a detention center for almost eight months. Li Zhiqiang, Ms. Zhao Yujie’s husband, is being held in Gong’an Hospital.
Based on the Chinese Communist Party’s blacklist, the police arrested dozens of Falun Gong practitioners at home and at work on November 2, 2012.
Ms. Han Xiufang
Ms. Han, a retired accountant, used to work at the Electromechanical Company in Mudanjiang City. After practicing Falun Gong, she followed the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and regained her health. That day she was arrested at home and has been held ever since.
Ms. Fu Fengmei and Ms. Zhao Yujie
When Ms. Fu Fengmei and Ms. Zhao Yujie went to Dafuyuan to distribute informational materials about Falun Dafa on December 29, 2012, Zu Xuezhi and other officers from Mudanjiang Police Department arrested them. The police tortured Ms. Zhao to try to get her to “confess,” then went to search her house and arrested her husband, Li Zhiqiang.
On February 4, 2013, the Aimin District Court of Mudanjiang City secretly tried Ms. Han Xiufang and other practitioners in the Detention Center. The case was rejected and sent back to the Domestic Security Division. Police officers in the security division fabricated more evidence against Ms. Han, Ms. Liu Chunlan, and Ms. Zhao Lianying and sent the documents to the Aimin District Procuratorate.
Aimin District Court scheduled a re-trial for 9 a.m. on April 2. The practitioners’ families hired a lawyer, but the court did not allow the lawyer to copy the case documents. The trial was then canceled altogether.
On April 9, the court mailed a letter to inform the lawyer that the trial would be held on April 11. Then they called the lawyer to say the trial was canceled.
Practitioners tried without family or attorney present
On the morning of April 11, the lawyer was worried that the court had deceived him, so he went to the detention center. He searched all the offices in the building but could not find anybody. After he left Mudanjiang that afternoon, the practitioners were tried. Neither the lawyer nor the practitioners’ families were present. The judge of Aimin District Court broke the law that requires the courts to inform defense lawyers of the time and location of their clients’ trial.
Ms. Liu Chunlan, 66, used to have many health problems. After practicing Falun Gong, all of them went away. Being held in the detention center and not allowed to do the exercises or study the Fa for so long, her health deteriorated and her blood pressure went up. Even so, the detention center still made her wrap chopsticks.
Departments and individuals involved in the persecution:
Mudanjiang City Police Station
Yan Zizhong, director
Jiang Bin, deputy director, 86-453-6282409, 86-1383637999 (Cell)
Domestic Security Division of Mudanjiang City
Li Zhe, captain, 86-13604831098 (Cell)
Category: Accounts of Persecution