Ms. Luo Juan of Chenzhou City, Hunan Province Sentenced to Six Years in Prison
Name: Lou Juan (罗娟)
Address: Chenzhou City, Hunan Province
Occupation: Office staff in Chenzhou City Health Bureau
Date of Most Recent Arrest: February 16, 2010
Most Recent Place of Detention: Chenzhou City Detention Center (郴州市看守所)
Persecution Suffered: Illegal sentencing, forced injections/drug administration, beatings, hanging up, imprisonment, torture, force-feedings, extortion, interrogation, detention
(Clearwisdom.net) The Beihu District Court in Chenzhou City, Hunan Province sentenced Ms. Luo Juan to six years in prison on May 17, 2010. Ms. Luo had been enduring torture in a detention center and passed out on one occasion.
Ms. Luo Juan, also known as Luo Ting, is an office staff member at the Chenzhou City Health Bureau. She began practicing Falun Dafa around 2006.
In August 2007, Ms. Luo managed to flee from the scene after she was arrested. Officers from the Beihu District Domestic Security Division subsequently arrested her husband, a non-practitioner, holding him hostage for five months and depriving him of an opportunity to study abroad. It is said that his family paid the Political and Judiciary Committee, the 610 Office, and police officers 150,000 yuan for his release. Police also registered Ms. Luo on a nationwide wanted list.
Ms. Luo fled to Kunming City, Yunnan Province. Officers arrested her in a hotel around 1:00 a.m. on February 16, 2010. She was detained at the Kunming Detention Center.
On February 29, 2010, Kunming City police transferred Ms. Luo to the Beihu District Police Department in Chenzhou City. She refused to answer questions or sign documents during interrogations, and went on a hunger strike in the Chenzhou City Detention Center. Guards tied her up on a metal board, and subjected her to forced injections and brutal force-feedings. She suffered such severe injuries that she passed out, only regaining partial consciousness after a guard pressed her renzhong acupressure point for 20 minutes. Afterwards, she was sent to the emergency room.
Under orders from the Chenzhou City 610 Office, the Beihu District Court held a secret trial for Ms. Luo on May 17, 2010. None of her family members were informed. She was also deprived of her right of counsel.
After Ms. Luo's family got the news, they went to question Zhang Heping, the 610 Office director, who did not give a straight answer. They went to question the Beihu District Court on May 19. Court staff members confirmed the trial, and claimed that Ms. Luo was a competent adult who was unwilling to provide her home phone number. They also claimed to have informed Ms. Luo's employer, the Chenzhou City Health Bureau, which sent someone to audit. The Health Bureau denied the claim upon inquiry of the family.
Ms. Luo was sentenced to six years in prison.
Individuals responsible for the persecution of Ms. Luo Juan:
Wang Huayu, president of Beihu District Court: 86-735-2329909 (Office), 86-13487525666 (Cell)
Hou Xun, deputy president of Beihu District Court: 86-735-2329968 (Office), 86-13907350207 (Cell)
Chen Zechun, judge of Beihu District Court: 86-735-23299683 (Office), 86-15973519661 (Cell)
Bian Lichuan, director of Beihu District Domestic Security Division: 86-15973555559 (Cell)
Zhang Heping, director of Chenzhou City 610 Office: 86-735-2871887 (Office), 86-735-2870566 (Home), 86-13973531339 (Cell)
Luo Quanhuai, secretary of Beihu District Political and Judiciary Committee: 86-735-2220335 (Office)