Dafa Practitioners' Righteous Voices Resound in the Courthouse
(Clearwisdom.net) At 8:30 a.m. on July 19, 2002, the High-Tech Development District's Court in Hefei City held a show trial for Dafa practitioners Zhu Guangzhen (female), Yu Meixiu (female) and Wang Jian (male). The three Dafa practitioners never gave in to the evil and seized every opportunity to clarify the truth with compassion during the trial.
First, the 70-year-old woman Zhu Guangzhen said calmly, "I have been on a hunger strike for one month. The reason I came here today is to clarify the truth about Falun Gong to you and save you from being deceived." When the presiding judge requested her to tell the truth in court, she said, "I am practicing 'Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance.' What I have said is all true."
While the indictment was being read in court, as soon as anything untrue or slanderous about Falun Gong or Master was mentioned, Zhu Guangzhen and Yu Meixiu would point them out. "You can't say that." Yu Meixiu said, "You should stop helping the evil." When the presiding judge said bad things about Falun Gong, Zhu Guangzhen said loudly, "Falun Dafa is good! Falun Dafa is good!" Her actions surprised the evil elements in the courtroom.
After that the presiding judge became less aggressive. Whenever the judges said anything unclear or their voice was too low, Zhu Guangzhen would say, "Please repeat more loudly, I can't hear you." They had to speak up and talk slowly. The righteousness of the Dafa practitioners greatly reduced the lawless officials' arrogance. Because the Dafa practitioners' righteous thoughts were very strong, the prosecutors began to stammer when they read the indictment. When they read the alleged evidence, saying Yu Meixiu posted fliers at a certain time, Yu Meixiu said with a smile, "At that time, I was being held at the detention center. You can't make up evidence like this." Immediately, the audience burst into laughter. The presiding judge tried to find excuses for the prosecutors but to no avail.
Later, during the "trial" of Zhu Guangzhen and Wang Jian, the court stopped reading from the indictments entirely. When Zhu Guangzhen was talking, her merciful expression and calm words made a strong impression on those present. Finally, the presiding judge said, "Zhu Guangzhen, you should take a break now." Zhu Guangzhen said, "Is that really necessary?" One of the prosecutors blurted out, "You can just go practice your Falun Gong."
Wang Jian, who used to be a bit overweight, was now very thin. When the prosecutors declared that they found a Falun Gong tape in his home, Wang Jian immediately replied that the tape was a blank tape, and even if it was a Falun Gong tape, its contents were beneficial to the society and people. He said if they didn't believe him, they could play the tape in court, but the public prosecutors did not dare to do that. When the presiding judge asked whether some truth-clarifying materials belonged to him, Wang Jian answered no. The presiding judge said that Wang Jian had already signed the list of materials found in his home and confiscated by the authorities, Wang Jian requested to see the signature. The presiding judge showed him the list and he pointed out that there were three signatures on the list, but all from one person's handwriting, which was not his. The prosecutors were again unable to advance any further arguments to justify themselves.
In their personal defense, all three Dafa practitioners requested to be released unconditionally.
This trial ended hastily. The righteous voices of the practitioners resounded in the courthouse. The Dafa practitioners did exactly what Master said, "He walks his path of Fa-rectification openly and nobly." ("Righteous Thoughts and Righteous Actions")
July 24, 2002