Zezhou County Court Holds Secret Trial of Ms. Guo Ruixiang
Name: Guo Ruixiang (郭瑞香)
Address: Apartment complex for the families of coal mine workers of Jinpushan Coal Mine
Occupation: Family member of the worker in Jinpushan Coal Mine, Shanxi Province
Date of Most Recent Arrest: July 3, 2010
Most Recent Place of Detention: Zezhou County Detention Center (泽州县看守所)
City: Zezhou County
Persecution Suffered: illegal sentencing, home ransacked, detention
(Clearwisdom.net) The court of Zezhou County, Shanxi Province held a secret trial for Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Guo Ruixiang on September 14, 2010. The court action was not publicized, and even Ms. Guo's family didn't learn the news until they found it out by trying different channels. Ms. Guo is still being illegally detained in the local detention center of Zezhou County.
On July 3, 2010, Ms. Guo was arrested while she was distributing Falun Gong truth clarification materials in Dongxia Village, in the Liushukou region of Zezhou County. More information can be found at http://www.clearwisdom.net/html/articles/2010/7/29/118919.html .
After the court accepted the case, they gave Ms. Guo only a so-called "Letter of Indictment," without informing Ms. Guo's family. Her family didn't learn the news until after the fact, through unofficial channels. By that time, the case had already been transferred to the court. The trial was held secretively, and her family didn't have time to find a lawyer.
Before the trial, Ms. Guo's family attempted to find a lawyer, but found that most lawyers were afraid of the threats imposed on them by the Chinese Communist Party, and they dared not take the case. They all said, "We can defend you even if you committed murder, but we can't take Falun Gong cases because we may lose our jobs!" Other lawyers said, "Even if we take the case, there is no way for us to retrieve materials and evidence because the relevant government departments don't allow that. We face enormous pressure if we defend Falun Gong practitioners. In addition, the court doesn't allow us to say certain things. We can do nothing about that."
Below is some contact information for those involved in persecuting Ms. Guo:
Ru Leming, secretary general and chief officer of the 610 Office of Zezhou County government, Shanxi Province: 86-356-3030946 (office), 86-356-3033062 (office)
Liu Guibao, chief officer of Zezhou County Court: 13703567888 (cell phone)
Li Qingjun, team leader of the National Security Team of Zezhou County: 86-356-3011144 (office), 13935604811(cell phone)
Wang Yongzheng, chief officer of Zezhou County Detention Center: 86-356-3897858 (office), 13503561638 (cell phone)
Wang Lidang, deputy director of Public Security Department of Jinpushan Coal Mine, Shanxi Province, 15303468158 (cell phone)