Shanhaiguan People's Court Is Plotting Another Show Trial Against Wei Danquan and Other Falun Gong Practitioners in Qinhuangdao, Hebei Province
(Clearwisdom.net) Shanhaiguan People's Court in Qinhuangdao City, Hebei Province, China has issued a legal notice on September 10, 2004 to Mr. Wei Danquan and some other Falun Gong practitioners in the area, apparently preparing another show trial against them. On September 7, Wei Danquan, who had already been subjected to brutal persecution and subsequently become severely injured, began to cough up blood. He coughed up large quantities of blood several times, and the hospital diagnosed him with tuberculosis.
Mr. Wei and some other practitioners were illegally arrested on April 30, 2004 while sharing important facts about Falun Gong with fellow residents in Qinhuangdao City. They were then subjected to severe mental and physical torture. The torture and harsh conditions at the detention facility caused Wei Danquan's past illness, tuberculosis, to surface again. Wei was released on bail on June 4 and expected to appear for the scheduled trial.
Shanhaiguan People's Court illegally tried Falun Gong practitioner Chen Ying and some other practitioners on August 24, 2004. The court kept the trial at a very low profile. So far, the court has not given a verdict. At around 8:00 a.m. of August 24, four police officers tried to abduct Wei Danquan from his home and take him to the court. His family feared that the police might refuse to acknowledge the abduction and Wei's whereabouts later. They demanded that the police sign a statement acknowledging their arrest and guarantee that they would bring Wei Danquan back in good health or face legal consequences for their actions. When confronted with this, the four police officers fled Wei's home. Wei's family followed the police downstairs and told them the facts about the persecution against Falun Gong practitioners. Soon, dozens of people gathered around them and listened to the facts about the persecution. The police then left the neighborhood.
Wei Danquan used to be a military officer working at Shanhaiguan Airport. He was discharged from his duty because he refused to give up practicing Falun Gong. Since then, he has been unemployed. He and his family have been struggling for the past few years, relying on the meager income of his wife working as a part-time laborer. Wei's daughter is attending elementary school.
Wei Danquan's family went to various local government offices in Shanhaiguan to challenge the severe persecution against Wei Danquan, but the different offices kept pushing the responsibilities to each other.
The local government offices in Shanhaiguan, Qinhuangdao involved in the aforementioned cases of persecution:
Qinhuangdao City Council:
Mayer's Office: 86-335-1234
Duty Room: 86-335-3032608
Legal System Office: 86-335-3220243
Procuratorate Division: 86-335-3220338
Qinhuangdao City's Judiciary Bureau:
281 Jianguo Road, Haigang District, Qinhuangdao City, Hebei Province 066200
Main Office: 86-335-3062182
Legal Division: 86-335-3070484
Legal System Division: 86-335-3070554
Qinhuangdao City's Public Security Bureau:
61 Wenhua Road, Haigang District, Qinhuangdao City, Hebei Province 066200
Main Office: 86-335-3034919
Branch Offices: 86-335-3631722, 86-335-3631723
Security Division: 86-335-3034887
Qinhuangdao City's Procuratorate:
288 Minzu Road North Road, Haigang District, Qinhuangdao City, Hebei Province 066000
Main Office: 86-335-3067430
Communist Party Committee's Office: 86-335-3067937