At 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 19, 2003, the Intermediate Civil Court of Wuhan City, Hubei Province held a hearing for Dafa practitioner Shi Lei. He was sentenced to 11 years of prison and had come to appeal the verdict.

Shi Lei had already been brutally persecuted for more than 10 months. He asked the judge, "You have confiscated Dafa truth clarifying CDs. Have you ever seen the content? Without even seeing the contents, you have charged me and sentenced me. Where is the justice in that? I made the truth clarification CDs to tell people that Jiang is guilty and Jiang is the true criminal."

The judge was embarrassed by the Dafa practitioner's question and his voice became lower and lower; at the end he just wrapped up the court hastily and announced for further hearings. Dafa practitioner Shi Lei used his right of appeal to validate Dafa.

Because news is severely blocked, only relatives and a few Dafa practitioners, totaling about twenty people, were at the hearing. Upon hearing the news, Dafa practitioners immediately sent forth righteous thoughts around the clock to support Shi Lie's appeal, and to eliminate the elements of the old forces in other dimensions that persecute the Fa and practitioners.