(Clearwisdom.net) In May 2006, Dafa practitioner Cao Dong met with the European Parliament's Vice President, Mr. Edward McMillan-Scott. As a result, he was arrested and sent to Gansu Province. On February 8, 2007, he was illegally sentenced to five years of imprisonment. After the sentence, Mr. Cao's defense lawyer made a statement that "the trial decision does not conform to the facts" according to new evidence he collected. In order to cover up their crime of depriving Chinese citizens of their basic human rights, the judicial system operated by the CCP ignored the voice of justice and malevolently insisted on convening a second trial in private. Even judges of the Gansu Intermediate Court in charge of the two trials do not know the result, because it is "decided by the upper level authorities." The court and judges are just administrative puppets.

It was said that the results of the second trial will be announced to Mr. Cao Dong next week. His family still does not know it. Even Mr. Cao's lawyer has not received the sentence statement. Mr. Cao was charged with "colluding with overseas anti-CCP forces" and "accepting an illegal interview."

One of the reasons the CCP is keeping its second verdict of Mr. Cao Dong from the public is that the EU-China Bilateral Human Rights Dialogue was held on May 15 and 16, 2007 in Berlin, Germany. More and more EU officials are denouncing the CCP for the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners, especially the crime of harvesting organs from living practitioners. Since the closed-door EU-China human rights dialog did not improve human rights in China over the past 11 years, Edward McMillan-Scott, the European Parliament's Vice President, proposed that the EU publicly censure the CCP instead of holding meaningless human rights dialogs.

At the press conference held in Brussels on May 10, 2007, Mr. McMillan-Scott stated that the CCP's human rights situation is regressing. He said, for example, that two Falun Gong practitioners, Niu Jinping and Cao Dong, were arrested right after they met with him when he was on a fact-finding mission in Beijing last year. He also said, "The report of the two independent Canadian investigators concerning the live organ harvesting is absolutely reliable."

Mr. Cao Dong met with Mr. McMillan-Scott on May 21, 2006. In order to rescue his wife who was detained and persecuted, Mr. Cao told the vice president about the brutal persecution of his wife and other practitioners he knew. Two hours after the meeting, Mr. Cao was arrested by the CCP's national security agents. Personnel from the Chinese Ministry of National Security and from the 610 Office thought "it was too sensitive an issue to persecute Mr. Cao in Beijing" so they transferred him to Gansu Province National Security Bureau and the Judiciary Department in September.

The CCP kept this case a deep secret because they worried "the case would have too much influence." They wanted to evade the investigation by the forces of justice in China and overseas, and feared their shameless lies would be revealed. The true reason they sentenced Mr. Cao was not any so-called "new activities" Mr. Cao was involved with in Gansu Province, but that Mr. Cao exposed the truth to the outside world that the CCP persecutes Falun Gong. Lu Yanhong, the judge in charge of the second trial against Mr. Cao Dong (the second section of the Gansu Intermediate People's Court) said: "It is too light to sentence Mr. Cao to five years' imprisonment. He should be sentenced to seven or eight years just because he accepted a foreigner's interview." This statement reveals the real reason why the CCP sentenced Mr. Cao and exposes the CCP-controlled judiciary system's method of ravaging the Constitution and violating the law while supposedly executing the law.

Herein we strongly call on all governments and organizations to denounce the CCP's tyranny and support all Falun Gong practitioners, including Cao Dong, who are illegally detained by the CCP. When all kindhearted people make an effort together to disintegrate the CCP and stop the persecution, the world will have a good future.