(Clearwisdom.net) Police arrested Ms. Fan Defang, a 74-year-old Falun Dafa practitioner from Chongqing City, and practitioner Ms. Yuan Suxian on January 28, 2005. Ms. Yuan Suxian was tortured to death, and Ms. Fan Defang was illegally prosecuted.

Ms. Fan Defang is a retiree from Chongqing City Construction, Ltd. She lived in Room 2, Building 6, Unit One, Complex 2, the Laodong Community, the Xiejiawan Region, Jiulingpo District. On January 28, 2005, Ms. Fan and Ms. Yuan, another retiree's family member, went to the Tiaodengchang region in the Dadukou District to visit a relative. On their way, they picked up several Falun Gong truth clarification flyers off the ground and gave them to passers-by. Agents from the Tiaodengchang Police Station in the Dadukou District arrested them and ransacked their homes. The police didn't find any truth clarification material at Ms. Fan's home. The two practitioners were sent to the Daduokou District Detention Center.

Ms. Fan was bedridden the entire time she remained in the detention center. On July 30, 2005, jailers in the detention center tortured Ms. Yuan Suxian to death. To hush up the crime, staff from the detention center gave her family a little over 5,000 yuan as compensation for her death. At the same time, they were worried that Ms. Fan would die in the detention center, so they told her family to take her home with the caveat that she would be tried later.

After the evildoers tortured Ms. Yuan Suxian to death, they delivered a court notice to Ms. Fan Defang on February 8, 2006. The court notice, dated January 20, 2006, stated that the prosecutor would be Wang Wenge and that Ms. Fan Defang would be tried around February 18. Absurdly enough, the notice specified that Ms. Yuan Suxian, who had already been tortured to death, was the witness who initially brought an accusation against Ms. Fan Defang. The notice also stated that [the already deceased] Ms. Yuan Suxian's case would be tried later, as an independent case.

We appeal to all kind-hearted people to pay attention to this absurd prosecution and condemn it. Let us bring an end to the persecution of Fan Defang.

Relevant phone numbers:

State Security Brigade head Wen Fanghuo: 86-23-68906708 86-23-68839626 86-13098799671(Cell)
Tiaodengchang Police Station, the Dadukou District, Chongqing City: 86-23-68535598, 86-23-65950910
Dadukou Police Department: 86-23-68830238
Director of Dadukou Police Department: Hua Yong,
Police of Dadukou Police Department: Li Ke, Huang Xiaoyue (female), Hu Bin, Tan Xu
Dadukou District Detention Center: 86-23-68832427
Public Security Detention Center: 86-23-68832427
Drug Rehabilitation Center: 86-23-68838845