Shenyang Court Brings Falun Gong Practitioners to Trial (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) Trials were held on April 19 - April 21, 2010 in Shenhe District Court, Shenyang City, Liaoning Province for Mr. Wang Yuchun, Ms. Ma Guoqi, and Ms. Guo Hongyan respectively, Falun Gong practitioners from Shenyang City.
I. The trial of Mr. Wang Yuchun
On April 19, 2010, Mr. Wang Yuchun was taken to the courthouse. The court officials appointed an assistant lawyer as Mr. Wang's defense attorney. However, this lawyer had never met Mr. Wang, and he knew nothing about Mr. Wang's case. The session lasted over an hour and ended quickly. No result was announced at the court.
Mr. Wang Yuchun, 48, was a boiler room worker employed at the Shenhe District Real Estate Regulatory Agency in Shenyang City. He has been practicing Falun Gong for years and quit smoking and drinking immediately after he started the practice. He is kind, honest, hard-working, and helps others.
On September 24, 2009, police officers arrested Mr. Wang Yuchun at his workplace and later took him to the Shenhe District Detention Center.
II. The trial of Ms. Ma Guoqi
On April 20, 2010, the court opened the trial of Ms. Ma Guoqi. In court, she was very calm. Mr. Li Changming, a lawyer from Beijing, defended her. No result was announced at the court.
Ms. Ma Guoqi, 58, started practicing Falun Gong in 2003.
On September 22, 2009, police officers from the Shenhe District Domestic Security Division arrested Ms. Ma Guoqi and her daughter. They confiscated their Falun Gong books, cell phones, and other personal property. Later they took Ms. Ma to the Shenyang City Detention Center, where she was detained for over seven months, and not allowed any visitation from her family.
III. The trial of Ms. Guo Hongyan
On April 21, 2010, Ms. Guo Hongyan was taken to court. The session opened at about 10:00 a.m. and lasted more than two hours. No result was announced at the court.
Ms. Guo Hongyan, in her forties, had been practicing Falun Gong for five years and ran a bakery in Shenhe District before she was arrested.
On September 9, 2009, police officers from the Shenhe District Domestic Security Division arrested Ms. Guo and ransacked her home. Later they took her to the Erjing Police Station. At around 8:00 p.m. on the same day, police officers forced Ms. Guo's father to sign a blank search warrant and then released him. As a result, they confiscated Ms. Guo Hongyan's savings, business operation funds, and a lot of other personal property.
Since she was arrested last September, Ms. Guo Hongyan has been detained in the Shenyang Zhangshi Brainwashing Center and Shenyang City Detention Center. She went on a hunger strike to protest the persecution for a period of time during her detention.
Information about Shenhe District Court:
Address: #7, Chengde Road, Shenhe District, Shenyang City, Liaoning Province.
Postal Code: 110011
Head of Shenhe District Court: Yue Mingwei
Chief Judge: Li Hong
Date: April 27, 2010