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CCP Agents Detain and Threaten Mr. Cao Dong's Wife to Stop Him from Defending Himself

January 21, 2008 |  

(Clearwisdom.net) Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Cao Dong is one of the practitioners that met with the European Parliament Vice-President to expose the persecution on May 21, 2006. He is now suffering brutal persecution by the Chinese Communist Party while in jail and trying to request his wife to hire a lawyer for him. The CCP is trying to stop this from happening and trying to prevent him from contacting international media through intimidating his wife.

On December 27, 2007, Ms. Yang Xiaojing went to pay rent to the Zhaojialou Neighborhood Administration. Policeman Liu Tao from the Jianguomen Station and several plainclothes police officers followed her home and said that she needed to go to the police station with them. Ms. Yang refused, but they forcibly dragged her downstairs, shoved her into their vehicle, took her to a small hotel located in the Liuliqiao area in Beijing, and then threatened and interrogated her.

Director Liu of the Dongcheng District Police Department told her that he knew about Mr. Cao Dong. He shouted at her, "I have dealt with Falun Gong for more than ten years, and never received any karmic retribution or had lightning strike me!" They asked if Ms. Yang was hiring a lawyer to defend Mr. Cao and threatened her not to do so. They had no excuse to hold her further and released her in the morning. However, on that same night, policeman Liu Tao led a group of State Security agents to ransack her home. This was the second time she was severely harassed after starting to look for a lawyer to represent her husband. In September 2007, police ransacked her home under a supposed tip about her hiding a copy of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, but came up empty.

At the end of 2007, Ms. Yang Xiaojing was just released from detention, but she could not go home. She was running back and forth in the cold winter, trying to rescue her husband from illegal detention. After the new year, she could not go home once again because Liu Tao took away her key, and the State Security agents were watching her closely. Under tremendous pressure, she was forced to leave home.

The European Parliament is calling to rescue Mr. Cao Dong, although the Chinese government says that his arrest has nothing to do with his meeting with European Parliament Vice-President Edward McMillan-Scott. Chinese officials say that Mr. Cao had an "attitude problem."