Name: Chen Changyuan (陈昌元)
Gender: Male
Age: 49
Address: Jiangbei District in Chongqing City
Occupation: Clerk for a Vegetable Company in the former Yuzhong District
Date of most recent arrest: July 16, 2008

Most recent place of detention: Deyang Prison (德阳监狱)
City: Deyang
Province: Sichuan

Persecution keywords: Electric Shock, Beatings, Torture (exposed to the elements in winter and summer, not given food or water, forced to stand stock still), Hung up.
Key persecutor: Judge Lin Qiao

( Chengdu Falun Dafa practitioner Chen Changyuan sued the court after being illegally sentenced to three years. On July 18, he received a notice overruling his appeal and the unjust sentence from the first trial was upheld. He was taken secretly to Deyang Prison, but his attorney and family members were not notified by Judge Lin Qiao.

After Mr. Chen's appeal for a hearing was accepted by the Intermediate Court, Lin Qiao tried many tactics to thwart Mr. Chen's attorney, first by preventing him from copying the notes from the first trial; second, by informing the attorney that it would be a "written trial" and not heard publicly; and third, by insisting the attorney hand over his speech for the defense prior to the case being heard.

Chen Changyuan's family members submitted several written statements to Chengdu Intermediate Court and Chengdu City National People's Congress, as well as to the Province National People's Congress, to protest Judge Lin Qiao's illegal actions. They pointed out that the procedures followed in Mr. Chen's first trial did not conform to the Rule of Law. According to the Criminal Law statutes, the second trial has to be public. They also authorized the attorney not to cooperate with Judge Lin Qiao.

Lin Qiao ignored all the legal appeals made by Chen Changyuan's family members, violating the Criminal Law statutes, and he then sentenced Mr. Chen.

At the beginning of this year, in passing judgment in the cases of Ms. Zhong Fangqiong and ten other Falun Gong practitioners, Lin Qiao also ignored a series of applications, opinions, and complaints, and illegally sentenced them as well.

Chengdu City Intermediate Court,109 Fuqin Road West, Chengdu City, zip code: 610031
First General Session Judge Lin Qiao: 86-28-82915607
Chengdu City Intermediate Court Superintendent Niu Min
Deputy Superintendents Wang Ping, Liu Nan, Hu Jianping, Zhong Erpu, Xie Shanghua