Clearwisdom Weekly Persecution News - June 28 ~ July 4, 2010
When her family questioned the cause of her death, guards replied she died of heart attack, then claimed it was because of a cerebral haemorrhage. But authorities failed to provide any medial record.
Mr. Wang and Mr. Huang were sentenced four and a half years, four years in prison, respectively, for distributing materials about Falun Gong. But the court refused to issue a written judgment.
Ms. Chi Xiandao, a housewife and mother, was arrested on February 26, 2010 by Daqing City Police.
Attendance at the trial is restricted and Mr. Zhang's defense is repeatedly interrupted.
At the trial, the defense attorney showed that the evidence presented was entirely fabricated and that the "criminal facts" in the indictment contained only interrogation records and lacked any relevant information. The contradictory records were full of holes. The defendant's attorney repeatedly asked the prosecutor to provide evidence and witnesses, but the prosecutor was not able to. On May 6, the District Court officials claimed that orders from "above" mandated that any Falun Gong practitioners who hired lawyers be given heavy sentences.
Ms. Tian Jiang climbs onto an outside 'fire escape' to avoid (or at least publicize) her arrest. The widely noticed arrest was publicized on local TV as a suicide attempt and rescue.
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