Jan. 5

Guo Daoyou was arrested in July 2008 and many of his belongings were confiscated. He was not tried until December and his trial was closed to the public, even his family could not speak.

Another law abiding citizen suffers arbitrary arrest and property confiscation.

Jan. 6

An example of how a Chinese Communist Party 610 Office can overrule normal judicial procedures and decisions.

Jan. 7

A Falun Gong practitioner is arrested and sent to a labor camp without even the usual show trial and sentencing.

Jan. 8

Mr. Zhao Jingjun has been detained for more than five months. Although a court has refused to try him due to insufficient evidence, he is still imprisoned.

Jan. 11

After being detained for ten months, Falun Gong practitioners Ms. Wang Yaojun and Ms. Guo Shuzhen were sentenced to seven years in prison on November 16, 2008. Two days later, Ms. Guo's daughter was sentenced to eight years in jail.

Mr. Chen Xiaoyan had been detained and arrested on different occasions since the persecution of Falun Gong started in 1999. On November 11, 2008, he was arrested again and is facing trial.

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