Five Falun Gong Practitioners in Chongqing City Receive Heavy Sentences for Exposing the Wei Xingyan Incident
(Clearwisdom.net) Since June 2003, when Falun Dafa practitioners in Chongqing City exposed the Wei Xingyan incident (1), the local authorities have been acting outside the law and have furiously retaliated against practitioners. Several truth-clarification materials production sites were raided, and a dozen or so practitioners were arrested. In February 2004, five of those arrested were illegally put on trial and sentenced to severe prison terms.
The practitioners and their current situations are as follows:
Chen Shumin, male, General Manager of Juxian Technology Development Company; sentenced to 14 years in prison.
Lu Zhengqi, male, Vice General Manager of Juxian Technology Development Company; sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Yan Qiuyan, female; sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Li Jian, male, 41, from Dazu County, graduated from Huaxi Medical University; sentenced to 13 years in prison. In 1999 he went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Dafa and was sentenced to forced labor reeducation. After he was abducted this time, he was first sent to a labor camp where suffered brutal torture, including sleep deprivation for eight days straight. Later, Mr. Li was transferred to a detention center.
Yin Yan, female; sentenced to 5 years in prison. Her father is a lawyer. In 1999 when Jiang's regime put Gu Zhiyi, a Falun Gong volunteer contact person from Chongqing City, on trial, her father was the defense attorney for Gu Zhiyi.
Other practitioners arrested include Ms. Liu Fanqin, He Mingli and Ms. Tang Guorong. Some of these practitioners were sent to forced labor camps and some still remain in detention centers.
We call upon all people with a sense of justice to help stop the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners.
(1) Wei Xingyan is a twenty-eight-year-old female Falun Gong practitioner and graduate student majoring in the High Voltage Continuous Current Transmission and Simulation Technology at Chongqing University. On May 11, 2003, she was arrested and interrogated in the "610 Office" [an agency specifically created to persecute Falun Gong, with absolute power over each level of administration in the Party and all other political and judiciary systems] in the Shapingba District of Chongqing City. On the night of May 13, 2003, at the Baihelin Detention Center, a policeman raped her right in front of two female inmates. Ms. Wei went on a hunger strike to protest afterwards. Her whereabouts remain unknown at present. After the incident was exposed, the "610 Office" has blocked Ms. Wei's student documents at Chongqing University and ordered the university to announce to the outside that, "there is no such student named Wei Xingyan, and there is no such major called High Voltage Continuous Current Transmission and Simulation Technology."