Practitioners Ling Li, Wang Yong, Dong Guifen and Zhang Xiuying from Kunming City Given Prison Terms
(Clearwisdom.net) Kunming City Intermediate Court officials held a trial for four women practitioners - Ling Li, Wang Yong, Dong Guifen and Zhang Xiuying, at 8:30 a.m. on November 19, 2009. The court officials did not announce the verdicts in court that day after the practitioners exposed the persecution inflicted on them in court, and their lawyers entered an innocent plea for them. However, based on fabricated evidence, the Kunming City Intermediate Court later issued guilty verdicts for the four practitioners on November 30, 2009. Ms. Ling was given a five-year prison term. The three other practitioners were each sentenced to three years in prison. Ms. Zhang will serve the sentence outside prison because of her old age and being severely ill, which requires medical parole. Court officials involved in this verdict included chief judge Yang Xiaoping, acting judges Li Tan and Yang Jie, court clerk Duan Yunping, and public prosecutor Zhu Lin from the Kunming City Procuratorate.
On April 21, 2009, officers from the Xishan District Police Department and the Kunming City Police Department broke into Ms. Ling's home and arrested her. They subsequently arrested Ms. Wang, Ms. Dong and Ms. Zhang, and confiscated a computer and other equipment from Ms. Ling's home. Ms. Ling and Ms. Dong have been held at the Xishan District Detention Center in Kunming City since April 21, 2009. Ms. Zhang and Ms. Wang were bailed out.
Ms. Ling Li, 36, lives at #02-401, Block 9, Houxin Street 52, Xishan District, Kunming City. She was taken into custody on April 21, 2009, and formally arrested on May 28, 2009.
Ms. Wang Yong, 43, is a teacher at the Yuexiu Middle School in Xishan District, Kunming City. She was previously held at a forced labor camp beginning on December 10, 2002, and returned home on September 10, 2003. Her latest arrest took place on April 21, 2009. Xishan Police Department officers took her away from the school, but she was able to escape and stayed away from home. She was arrested again the afternoon of June 24, 2009. Xishan District Domestic Security Division head Qiu Xueyan led a group of police officers to arrest her.
Ms. Wang fell from the fifth floor of the Xishan District Domestic Security Division office at 4 p.m. that same day, sustaining severe injuries. The police sent her to the Kunming City No. 43 Hospital. The examination showed that she sustained three broken ribs, a protruding thoracic column, and a broken right arm. She was unable to move and had difficulty speaking. Her family was notified on June 25 and went to visit her in the hospital. Domestic Security Division officers threatened Ms. Wang's family not to reveal her condition, otherwise, her husband's work, her family members' safety and their child's opportunity to attend college would be affected.
Ms. Wang was held under "residential surveillance" on June 20, 2009 and was bailed out the next day.
Ms. Dong Guifen, 57, a retiree from the Kunming Textile Factory, lives in Room 26, Nanzhan New Village No. 456, Kunming City. Officers from the Xishan Police Department took her into custody on April 21, 2009, and formally arrested her on May 28, 2009.
Ms. Zhang Xiuying, 74, a retiree from the Kunming City Railway Bureau, lives at #01-601, Block 163, Nanzhan New Village, Kunming City. She was previously held at a forced labor camp for nearly three years, beginning on April 7, 2003. She returned home on March 8, 2006. She was bailed out after her latest arrest on April 22, 2009.
Written on December 29, 2009