(Clearwisdom.net) Falun Dafa practitioners, Mr. Gao Weixi, Mr. Shi Guoliang, Ms. Wang Fuxia and Ms. Yang Defang from Changchun City, Jilin Province were illegally tried and harshly sentenced on April 29, 2008. This was after they had been held in detention for nearly a year. Among them, Ms. Wang Fuxia and Mr. Shi Guoliang, were illegally sentenced to nine-year prison terms. Mr. Gao Weixi and Ms. Yang Defang were sentenced to seven-year prison terms. Eyewitnesses said that the Nanguan District Court illegally tried another group of Falun Dafa practitioners, after they sentenced these four practitioners.

Practitioners Mr. Gao Weixi, Mr. Shi Guolaing, Ms. Yang Defang and Ms. Wang Fuxia were arrested on May 9, 2007. The Nanguan District Court and Changchun City Intermediate Court processed their case earlier this year. The case was rejected due to the lack of evidence.

The Changchun City Chinese Communist Party officials divided the several dozen Falun Dafa practitioners arrested on May 9, 2007, and secretly tried them in each Procuratorate. Among them, the Luyuan District Court and Nanguan District Court in Changchun City illegally tried and has severely persecuted Falun Dafa practitioners since 1999.

According to reliable sources, the Luyuan District Court in Changchun City secretly tried these Falun Dafa practitioners, who had been held for nearly a year, at 3:00 o'clock on April 30. The Chinese Communist Party officials ordered all concerned to attend this "public trial." However, they didn't notify the families of these Falun Dafa practitioners about the trial time.

The practitioners were arrested because they had gathered to hold a Fa conference. Most of the practitioners were illegally detained in the No. 3 Detention Center in Changchun City. The authorities tried hard to cover up how the Dafa practitioners were persecuted during the period of time they were held in detention. However, it is known that among the practitioners who were arrested on May 9, 2007, Ms. Wang Yuhuan, a retired employee, was persecuted to death, Mr. Feng Liping suffered broken bones due to beatings, and Ms. Chen Tong was sent to the hospital as the result of a brutal forced-feeding.

The People's Procuratorate in Luyuan District , Changchun City: 86-431-7666001-07
Chu Lianwen, Procurator-general of the People's Procuratorate in Nanguan District, Changchun City: 86-431-8615130
Tan Fangzheng, presiding judge of the Luyuan District Court, Changchun City: 86-431-88556728

April 30, 2008