Sham Trial for Ms. Zhao Bixu Ends Abruptly
(Clearwisdom.net) Ms. Zhao Bixu, 63, lives at No. 2 Division, No. 854 Farm, Yingchun Town, Hulin City, Heilongjiang Province. She was illegally arrested for giving a man a Dafa talisman (1) and was tried at the Farm Corp Court, in Heilongjiang Province, on November 20, 2008.
When Ms. Zhao approached Lu Guiqiang and gave him a Dafa talisman, she told him that he would be rewarded if he repeated the words, "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good." He took the talisman from her and asked her, "Anything else?" Ms. Zhao replied, "Nothing else." Immediately Lu called No. 854 Police Department.
When police officers Wang Guifu, Chen Lei, and Qi Dayong arrived, they dragged Ms. Zhao to their police vehicle and took her to the station. Later they transferred her to the Farm Corp Detention Center. In addition, they forcibly entered her home, without a search warrant, and took two Dafa books and two MP3 players.
On the morning of November 20, 2008, Ms. Zhao was tried at the Farm Corp Court. Approximately 70-80 people attended the trial, including her relatives and good friends. The state prosecutor fabricated several stories and claimed that Ms. Zhao's actions "sabotaged the implementation of the law."
Ms. Zhao said, "I am a housewife. I talked to someone and suggested that they remember that 'Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance' is good, and gave them a talisman. It is nonsense to suggest that what I did was 'sabotaging the implementation of the law.'" When Ms. Zhao started to describe how she and her family had benefited from practicing Falun Gong, the judge refused to listen, and stopped her from talking.
The defense attorney pointed out to the court that the police officers involved in the arrest had done something unethical and illegal and strongly suggested that the judge declare Ms. Zhao "not guilty," and release her immediately and unconditionally. Since the procurator could not refute the defense's argument--and the judge seemed to have fallen asleep-- the trial ended abruptly.
(1) Talismans - In China, practitioners sometimes clarify the truth by giving people something small to wear or cherish, bearing a few words reminding them of the goodness of Dafa.