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The Persecution of Dafa Practitioners by the Yuhua District Court in Shijiazhuang City

February 05, 2006 |  

(Clearwisdom.net) On September 6, 2005, Shijiazhuang Falun Gong practitioner Sun Li was illegally arrested. After the police found some copies of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party and Falun Gong truth-clarifying flyers in her house, they charged her with unfounded crimes in violation of Chinese law. Toward the end of December 2005, Shijiazhuang's Yuhua District Court conducted a secret court hearing. Falun Gong practitioner Duan Shengsheng, who was arrested the same day as Sun Li, was also at the court hearing. Sun Li was at that time in extremely weak physical condition. She is currently being incarcerated at the Number 2 Detention Center in Shijiazhuang. She strongly demands her immediate and unconditional release.

Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Sun Li was once detained at the Honglou Hotel, a makeshift detention center that police in the Yuhua Precinct are using. They occupy an entire floor and torture good people there without restraint. Facing police brutality, Sun Li refused to answer any questions or to sign any document. The police said, "Others have confessed and told us about you; why don't you confess?" Sun Li refused to answer.

There is a certain torture device called a "metal chair" that is usually used on murderers and drug addicts. It is used to prevent dangerous criminals from doing anything violent. Sun Li, a kind woman in her 50's, was forced to sit in this chair for ten days and nights. They intended to deprive her of sleep. When she was extremely sleepy and foggy-headed, the perpetrators forced her to admit her so-called "crime." This is clearly a case of extracting a confession under torture.

During the court hearing, Sun Li told the judge and the police that what she wrote during the torture and interrogation was completely untrue and must be revoked. She said, "I have done nothing dangerous to people or society; believing in 'Truth, Compassion, Tolerance' and wanting to be a good person is not wrong." She also said that the Nine Commentaries and Falun Gong flyers are beneficial for society, and that people have the right to know the truth.

An ignorant judge actually compared the Nine Commentaries and the Falun Gong truth-clarification materials to guns and ammunition. He said, "If we found those materials at your house, you are a criminal to be sentenced to jail."

Duan Shengsheng was charged because the police found some electronic components, which they said was used in "TV channel tapping." (Note: Some Falun Gong practitioners inside China have employed the peaceful method of tapping into television signals to broadcast the truth about Falun Gong.) Duan Shengsheng has a business repairing electronic devices; the components were for daily use in his job.

Shijiazhuang City's Yuhua District Court and agents from the local 610 Office repeatedly worked together to plot illegal trials of Falun Gong practitioners. Using deceit and other dirty tactics, they sentenced many Falun Gong practitioners to prison.

In the spring of 2001, the Yuhua District Court sentenced Lu Shuxin to eight years in prison. Lu Shuxin was a teacher in Shijiazhuang's Tatan School. Now Lu Shuxin is incarcerated at the Baoding Prison, 77 July 1 East Road, Baoding City, Hebei Province. Although neither Lu's family nor his employer was informed about the hearing, a Yanzhao Evening News report still called it an "open trial."

In November 2002, Shijiazhuang's Jingjing Village practitioner Ms. Bai Yuzhi demanded that the court allow her to hire a defense lawyer. The court couldn't find any excuse to say no, so they gave Ms. Bai's family ten days to find a "satisfactory" lawyer. Since Jiang Zemin's regime warned all lawyers not to defend Falun Gong practitioners, the family could not find a lawyer to take the case.

In December 2002, the court held a secret trial without the defendant's family members present. In the beginning of January 2003, Bai Yuzhi started a hunger strike (no food and water) to protest the illegal sentence. The hunger strike was undertaken at Shijiazhuang's Number 2 Detention Center. In February 2003, Ms. Bai's condition became critical. Her family members appeared before the court to ask for her release on medical parole. After the court and the detention center pushed the responsibility back and forth, which effectively delayed any response, the court turned down the family's request and denied them further visitation rights. In March 2003, Ms. Bai was once again in critical condition. Her family again went to the court to ask for her release on medical parole. Not only did the courts ignore the family's request, they handed down a five-year sentence without any legal grounds. They didn't even inform the family about the sentence.

Responsible offices, institutions and persons from Shijiazhuang City's Number Two Detention Center
Address: 23 Beijiao Jie, Shijiazhuang City, 050051
Phone: 86-311-87755213, 87794374, 87794348
Du Xilin, warden: 86-311-87755213
Zhang Hongqi, political head: 86-311-87755202
Wang Zhibin, deputy warden: 86-311-87755202

Shijiazhuang City's Yuhua District Dongyuan Police Station
Address: Huaizhong Road, Shijiazhuang, 050000
Chief Quan: 86-311-5888946
Ji Genshen, deputy chief (responsible for persecuting Falun Gong): 86311-85878948
Political head: 86-311-5888946

Yuhua Police Precinct
Address: 2 Jiantong Road, Shijiazhuang, 050000
Li Xinle, administrator/chief: 86-311-86129181 (Office), 86-311-87058268 (Home)
Li Jun, deputy chief (responsible for persecuting Falun Gong): 86-311-86122610 (Office), 86-311-83659948 (Home)
Zhang Jiansheng and Han Dengfeng, Team heads: 86-311-86028649, 86127814, 86122691

Yuhua District Court: 86-311-3634909, 86-311-3633027
Executive Court: 86-311-3635155
Guo Xiao, staff: 86-311-6120148 (Office), 86-311-7710932 (Home)
Wang Sanou, staff: 86-311-6120784 (Office), 86-311-3019826 (Home)
Zhang Xihua, staff: 86-311-6120184 (Office), 86-311-7727296 (Home), 86-13503207380 (Cell)
Li Chenglin, staff: 86-311-6120794 (Office), 86-311-3618959 (Home)

Officials in the Yuhua District Prosecutor's Office
Liang Ruiqin: 86-311-5898266 (Office), 86-311-3055666 (Home)
Ren Baogui: 86-311-5898136 (Office), 86-311-3656972 (Home)
Zhang Aiguo: 86-311-5898076 (Office), 86-311-5667081 (Home)
Fu Wenkui: 86-311-5898089 (Office), 86-311-7719989 (Home)

Shijiazhuang City Justice Department
Zhu Qinghai, director general: 86-311-87797764
Director Fan, lawyer administration section: 86-311-87788811 ext. 6207

Hebei Province 610 Office, Provincial Political and Judiciary Committee
Address: 45 Weiming Nan Dajie, Shijiazhuang, 050053

Officials in the 610 Office and Political and Judiciary Committee
86-311-87903174 (Office), 86-311-85661490 (Home)
Zhang Zhiqiang, 610 Office co-leader: 86-311-87903645 (Office), 86-311-87905296 (Home)
Li Wenquan, 610 Office co-leader: 86-311-87903645 (Office), 86-311-87905296 (Home)
Zhang Duanying, deputy supervisor in the Secretarial Branch: 86-311-87902784 (Office), 86-311-87905259 (Home)
Zuo Zhiguo, deputy supervisor in the Secretarial Branch: 86-311-87902784 (Office), 86-311-83995070 (Home)

Hebei Province Justice Department
Address: 611 Chengjiao Street, Shijiazhuang, 050081
Phone: 86-311-83034886
Fax: 86-311-83032809
Liu Shengtang, Lawyer Li (female), lawyer administration section

January 13, 2006