Hong Kong Resident Ms. Zeng Aihua's Family Deceived by Shanghai 610 Office
(Clearwisdom.net) On December 8, 2006, after inquiring through many departments about Hong Kong Dafa practitioner Zeng Aihua's situation and whereabouts, and after being misled for over a month, her family was shocked to finally learn that her case had already been brought to public prosecution on November 1, 2006. The Public Security Bureau, as well as the Procuratorate, deceived the family and the lawyer of Zeng Aihua, as they kept telling the family and lawyer that the case was still in its investigation period, and no further decision had been made. They obstructed the efforts of the lawyer who lost precious time in making a thorough investigation and preparations for the case. The Shanghai 610 Office is attempting to bring Zeng Aihua to a trial in the near future.
The Shanghai 610 Office has not stopped it's deceptive practices since May of this year when Zeng Aihua was illegally arrested. It has repeatedly threatened her family and their lawyer, and sought to avoid responsibility in its efforts to cover up its illegal actions.
In May, the police from the Public Security Subdivision Bureau of the Pudong and Puxing Road Police Station broke into Zeng Aihua's house in Shanghai at midnight. They raided her house and confiscated her property without any notification to her family and without any witnesses. After several days, when her family noticed that Zeng Aihua was missing, they reported this to the police station and only then were they notified that Zeng Aihua had been arrested.
In June, when her family members received the arrest and detention warrant, there was no name or signature. When officials came to talk to the family they never revealed their names, department or phone numbers, and only claimed that his was Policeman Zhu, Policeman Zhang and Policeman Wang from Shanghai Public Security Bureau.
When her family members called the Public Security Subdivision Bureau in Pudong, they claimed that there were no such policemen surnamed Zhu or Zhang. When her family called and asked to talk to the director of the Public Security Bureau or the chief constable, the operator always connected them to an extension that was never answered. Shanghai Public Security Bureau also claimed that there was no Policeman Wang who worked there.
In July, a Policeman Wang claimed he was from Shanghai Public Security Bureau and openly threatened Zeng Aihua's husband, saying, "Your daughter Chen Muhan had appealed from abroad to rescue your wife. Her actions will do no good. Your daughter is still a Chinese citizen. She should know better the consequences of protesting."
In August, Zeng Aihua's husband applied twice to the Public Security Subdivision Bureau in Pudong for bail without any reply. He went to the Public Security Subdivision Bureau in person with his disabled leg and requested to see the official in charge of the case. His request was refused verbally over the phone and he was told there would be no written reply.
In September, the Judicial Offices in Shanghai and Beijing joined together and exerted tremendous pressure on her lawyer, attempting to make him give up his case against them.
In October, when her lawyer requested bail for her from Procurator Li Jianjun in Pudongxiqu Procuratorate, Li claimed the case had been returned due to "insufficient evidence," and the Public Security Subdivision Bureau would do additional investigation, within a time limit of two months. Policemen Zhu and Zhang also verified this statement. In actuality, Li Jianjun secretly sent the case to the court for public prosecution in November 1.
In November, her lawyer still thought that the case was in its investigation period. He went to Public Security Subdivision Bureau in Pudongxiqu many times, but was stopped at the gate and told that there were no such people in the bureau. His phone calls were always connected to an extension where no one answers the phone.
After the case had been sent to the court, the Procurator still deceived the lawyer whenever he inquired about the case, saying that it was still in its investigation stage. During the thirty-eight days while the case was in court, Zeng Aihua was not notified, nor was her family or her lawyer, of the proceedings which made the lawyer lose precious time in preparations for refuting or ensuring a thorough investigation.
Her family members went to the Public Security Bureau Appeals Office reporting the situation but they received no reply. When the family members called the detention center and inquired about Zeng Aihua, they claimed that they only detain people and do not answer any questions. Zeng Aihua's family had not seen Zeng or received her phone calls or letters for over six months, and her whereabouts were unknown.
In December, before Zeng Aihua's trial, the Public Security Bureau Appeal Office suddenly changed its attitude, and allowed the family members to inquire at its department. They claimed that they already recorded the conversation and would contact them later. When family inquired about the case, they replied that it had been sent to the court and that the official involved is Policeman Xi Weizhong. The procuratorate also changed its words stating that the case had been sent to the court a long time ago. The court also admitted that it had accepted the case. The sudden blow made Zeng Aihua's husband almost collapse. He is seventy years old with hypertension and diabetes, and his health condition quickly deteriorated.
The family was unable to find Xi Weizhong, or Policeman Zhu or Zhang from the Public Security Bureau, Li Jianjun from the Procuratorate or Shi Yaohui from the Court. Using the same phone number, someone else was able to get through one minute but the phone call from Zeng's family would never go through.
Judge Shi Yaohui, one of the two judicial officers, along with Chief Judge Cao Gangyi, sentenced Dafa practitioner Pan Jijun to seven years in March 2006. The other judicial officer was Wang Meilin, the secretary was Xu Yi.
The Shanghai 610 Office has illegally persecuted Zeng Aihua and deprived Zeng Aihua of her rights, but also fearfully covered up its actions. Zeng Aihua's family put forward a solemn and just protest, and they will try their best to expose the Shanghai 610 Office's ugly acts and rescue Zeng Aihua.
Shanghai Pudongxinqu People's Court: 01186-21-38794518
Judge Shi Yaohui: extension 11101
Secretary Li: 11072
Judge Shi Yaohui direct line: 01186-21-68541824
Court consulting service: 01186-21-68544620
Appeal phone line: 01168-21-69542469