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Ms. He Xianzhen Seriously Ill After Arrest

July 04, 2010 |   By a correspondent from Sichuan Province, China

Name: He Xianzhen (何先珍)
Gender: Female
Age: Unknown
Address: Panxi Prison Residence Area, Xichang City, Sichuan Province (西昌攀西监狱家属区)
Occupation: Retired worker from Panxi Prison (西昌攀西监狱退休职工)
Date of Most Recent Arrest: September 23, 2009
Most Recent Place of Detention: Xichang Detention
Center (西昌市看守所)
City: Xichang
Persecution Suffered:
Detention, home ransacking, beatings

(Clearwisdom.net) Ms. He Xianzhen became seriously ill while held at the Xichang City Detention Center. She was then sent to Xichang City Hospital. According to sources from inside China, the Domestic Security Division demanded that her family pay the medical expenses before releasing her on bail.

In the past, Ms. He Xianzhen had suffered a variety of illnesses that all disappeared after she started practicing Falun Gong. In order to let others know about the goodness of Falun Gong, she often spoke to people and distributed information about Falun Gong and the persecution. For this, on September 23, 2009, she was arrested and sent to the Xichang City Detention Center.

The Domestic Security Division charged her three times, all of which were rejected for failure of proof by the Xichang Procuratorate.

Upon being charged a fourth time, a Xichang City Court tried Ms. He Xianzhen and three other practitioners on May 13, 2010. In order to frame the practitioners and exaggerate the case, the prosecutor came up with a list of more than 10,000 items of evidence. Every page of the Dafa books and truth-clarifying booklets were counted as separate items. The practitioners' lawyer asked that the evidence be presented in court and summoned the accuser to testify. The judge denied both requests. The lawyer maintained that there was insufficient evidence to base a conviction. The lawyer also pointed out that it is not a crime to practice Falun Gong or hand out informational materials. In support of this contention, the lawyer read some related regulations which state that a citizen may offer suggestions, make complaints, or report situations to the leadership of the Party without reprisals against the said citizen. At that moment, Chen Qi, the deputy director of the City 610 Office, yelled at the lawyer, "Get out!"

In the courtroom, He Xianzhen brought out the fact that Tai Gangyi, the deputy director of the Domestic Security Division, beat her during an interrogation, causing injuries. The police from the Domestic Security Division also took 5,600 yuan during the search of her home. Considering her pension is only 200 yuan every month, it was not easy for her to save this much money. Finally, she testified that the police gave her no documentation regarding this confiscation.

Individuals involved in He Xianzhen's case:

Tai Gangyi, deputy director of the Domestic Security Division
Liu Guoqiang, staff of the Domestic Security Division: 86-834-3666609, 86-834-3226878
Wang Yongrong, staff of the Domestic Security Division: 86-13778635189 (Cell), 86-13980288210 (Cell)
Chen Qi, the deputy director of the City 610 Office: 86-834-3230986