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Practitioner Ma Zhenzhu in Zibo City, Shandong Province Illegally Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison

May 22, 2009 |  

(Clearwisdom.net) Practitioner Ms. Ma Zhenzhu of Zibo City, Shandong Province was sentenced by Zichuan District Court to seven years in prison, and is now being held in Jinan Prison in Shandong Province.

Ms. Ma, from Nanshi Village, Chengnan Town, Zichuan District, Zibo City, was arrested by Zichuan District police and taken to the brainwashing center of the 610 Office in March, 2002. She later escaped, but was forced to stay away from home afterwards.

Officers from the 610 Office and the police station in Zichuan District have always monitored local practitioners closely. They go to practitioners' homes as well as the homes of their relatives and friends to harass them on holidays and special occasions.

During the Lantern Festival in 2008, Ms. Ma went home to visit her newborn nephew, and was closely followed by plainclothes police. That night, thirty or so police officers from the Zichuan District 610 Office surrounded her home and arrested her. They also seized her Dafa books, several thousand yuan in cash, a cell phone, and other things.

The police tried to put Ms. Ma in prison. They jailed her for about a year and did not allow her family members to visit her. The family members hired an attorney and pleaded not guilty. Unfortunately, the attorney later succumbed to pressure from the communist party. After accepting the attorney's fees, he told the family members that although he had managed to see Ms. Ma, he was unable to represent her because she would not give up her belief.

In February 2009, Zichuan District Court ran the session without notifying Ms. Ma's family members, and sentenced her to seven years in prison.

610 Office in Zibo District, Zibo City
Pang Yijun, Director: 86-533-5178795, 86-533-8734006 (Cell)
Shao Zengtang, Deputy Captain, Zichuan District National Security Squadron

Zhai Po, Deputy Captain, Zichuan District National Security Squadron