Clearwisdom Weekly Persecution News - April 13 ~ 18, 2009
Ms. Song Chang was forced to have an abortion by the police. Within twenty days, Ms. Song was arrested again and tortured in a detention center. Now she is facing a trial by the CCP court.
During the CCP's "two conferences" period, the police ransacked Ms. He's house with a blank search warrant, and then arrested her for her keeping Falun Gong materials at home. On March 16, 2009 she was sentenced to three years of forced labor.
The police assumed Ms. Liu Xiufang and her husband had installed a small loudspeaker to clarify the truth about Falun Gong, so they arrested and tortured the family, and then even extorted money from the landlord.
Ms. Liu was imprisoned in the 1st Detention Center of Guangshui City and detained from February 8 to April 2, 2009. She was released in critically ill condition and died two days later.
Another example of the conflict between persecuting Falun Gong and trying to establish (at least the appearance of) a proper legal system.
The Falun Gong practitioners are beaten but do not renounce their belief.
A 70-year-old Falun Gong practitioner's health declines dramatically while imprisoned.
- Huanggu District Court in Shenyang City Released Four Falun Gong Practitioners at Their Second Trial
In an unprecedented event, several of the accused Falun Gong practitioners were released after trail. While the quality of 'show trials' given practitioners has been improving, with some practitioners allowed legal representation, trials always end with the sentencing of practitioners regardless of the charges or evidence.
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