Ms. Mo Huiping Arrested and Framed, Her Request for Legal Representation Denied

September 01, 2013 | By a Minghui correspondent from Ningxia Autonomous Region

(Minghui.org) Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Mo Huiping was arrested by local police in Wuzhong City, Ningxia Autonomous Region in February 2013. After 14 days, she was transferred to a local detention center. The court established her case on June 13, 2013. Ms. Mo asked a family member to defend her in court but the request was denied by the regime.

Ms. Mo is 37 years old. She started practicing Falun Dafa in March 1999. Several months after that, her gastritis and hemicrania were cured. After the persecution of Falun Gong started in July 1999, she was sent to a labor camp for 3 years and held in detention for another 3 years. On February 16, 2013, Ms. Mo was arrested by officers led by deputy head Wang Tao from the Minsheng Police Station in Wuzhong City. She is still being kept there and faces the possibility of being sentenced once again.

Ms. Mo’s family brought the power of attorney, in which she asked her sister-in-law to defend her, to Litong District Court in Wuzhong City. They were told to bring additional documents such as: a criminal record, a document stating that the sister-in-law doesn’t practice Falun Gong, a letter stating the relationship between Ms. Mo and her sister-in-law, as well as a Certificate of Identity.

Ms. Mo’s family asked whether they could view the legal rules pertaining to the court’s requirements. The court declined their request and just said this was the court’s order.

Ms. Mo’s family went to the local police station and asked the police chief to issue them the relevant documentation. The police chief asked who required such documentation. He then said he requires from the court a statement requesting such documentation before would provide the document which states the sister-in-law doesn’t practice Falun Gong.

On July 8, Ms. Mo’s family went to the court and told the court about the police station’s requirement. The court declined to provide any statement and insisted the family get all the required documents ready. At that time, Zhou Shenglin from the court told them that the presiding judge of the criminal court was on a business trip and asked them to come back when he returned.

On July 11, Ms. Mo’s family went to Litong Court and looked for presiding judge Du Weijun. Du said “no” without looking at the documents. When the family was trying to explain the situation, Du became very rude and he asked security officers to drive the family from the office. Secretary Ma Xiaobo said, “This is the Chinese Community Party court. You should do whatever the CCP asks you to do.”

Later, Ms. Mo’s family looked for Li Wei, deputy head of the court, and presented the documents to him. After reading the documents, Li Wei told them that they still needed the document stating that the defendant’s sister-in-law doesn’t practice Falun Gong. Ms. Mo’s family said that the police station told them that the criminal report had included the statement, but Li Wei said that was not acceptable. He said that they needed the certificate issued by the local Domestic Security Division. When the family asked whether there is any law which states that requirement, Li Wei said that it was the regulation of the Supreme Court.

The family asked Li Wei whether the regulation was illegal. Li Wei said that the Supreme Court is their superior, and that they have to do whatever the Supreme Court requires of them. Then, Li started to find fault with the documents, saying that the stamp was not clear, etc.

According to a reliable news report, the Ningxia 610 Office and Wuzhong 610 Office had threatened Litong Court not to let Ms. Mo’s family member defend her. Even if the documents were in order, the family will not be allowed to defend her or attend the trial.

Litong Court: Du Weijun (杜卫军), Criminal Court judge: +86-953-2037719 (Office), +86-18995339680 (Cell), +86-13709537372 Ma Xiaobo (马晓波), office clerk: +86-953-2037585 He Shengjun (何生俊), court head: +86-953-2037828 (Office), +86-13895257999 Li Wei (李伟), deputy court head: +86-953-2037718 (Office), +86-18995373088 (For more perpetrators’ contact information, please refer to the original Chinese article)

Chinese version available

Category: Accounts of Persecution

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