Many Falun Gong Practitioners Sent to Prison by 610 Office in Wuxue City, Hubei Province; Their Relatives Also Were Detained
(Clearwisdom.net) Several practitioners were arrested during the Olympics in 2008, including Wu Yaqin, Chen Feng, Fang Tianming, Liu Jigang, Li Jiguo, and Li Xuezhen. Guo Chunsheng was arrested in 2007. On July 7, 2009, Wuxue City judiciary officials and the 610 office pretended to have a meeting and arrested several practitioners, including Wu Yaqin, Chen Feng, Li Jiguo, Li Xuezhen. Without any legal procedures, these practitioners were sent to prison: Wu Yaqin for five years, four years for Chen Feng. In addition, several practitioners were sent for three years, including Fang Tianming, Li Jiguo, Li Xuezhen, and Liu Jigang.
On July 9, which was 2-3 days after this was announced, all seven practitioners and their family members began appealing. The family members went to the City "610 Office" to inquire. On the first day, because the officials with the Wuxue City 610 Office did not know the details, they interviewed them. However, after the second day, the 610 Office official did not allow them to even come in, and ignored them.
At about 8 a.m. on July 22, 2009, the Wuxue City 610 Office ordered Shilong Police to forcibly take away the family members and put them in a detention center. Right now, these practitioners' family members are also being illegally detained.