(Clearwisdom.net) Falun Gong practitioners Mr. Cao Gongxun, Mr. Liu Xinping, Mr. Zhou Qingfeng, and Mr. O Rangzhong were secretly transferred from the No.2 Detention Center in Lidi City to Wangling Prison in You County, Zhuzhou City on March 8, 2011. Practitioner Mr. He Jinlin remained at the No.2 Detention Center.

Wangling Prison in Zhuzhou County of Human Province

On March 12, 2010, nine practitioners were put on a trial in Lixing District Court in Lidi City. All of the practitioners denied the charges against them and stated their innocence. Lawyers from Beijing representing them requested their immediate release. However, on August 3, 2010, the practitioners were illegally sentenced to jail. By law, the judgement should have been handed down within one-and-a-half months after the trial. Instead, it was given more than four months later.

Nine of the practitioners were sentenced to jail. Mr. Cao Gongxun was sentenced to 10 years Mr. Liu Xinping, 9 years; Mr. Zhou Qingfeng, 5.5 years; Mr. O Yangzhong, 3.5 years; and Mr. He Jinlin, 2 years. Ms. Deng Lianzhen, Ms. Xie Guirong, Ms. Li Zaiying, and Ms. Yuan Qiudi were sentenced to 3 years with 4 years of probation.

The practitioners appealed to Lidi City intermediary court, but the appeal was rejected on December 5, 2010.

On March 8, 2011, Mr. Cao Gongxun, Mr. Liu Xinping, Mr. Zhou Qingfeng, and Mr. O Yangzhong were sent to Wangling Prison in You County, Zhuzhou City. All their personal belongings and money given by their families were taken by the officials from No.2 Detention Center of Lidi City.

The Nine Practitioners Were Arrested in July 2009

Around 9 pm on July 15, 2009, police from Lidi City broke into several practitioners' homes. Mr. Cao Gongxun, Mr. Liu Xinping, Mr. Zhou Qingfeng, Ms. Deng Lianzhen, and Mr. O Yangzhong and his wife, Yuan Qidi, were arrested. Their homes were ransacked.

On July 20, 2009, police broke into the pracittioners' homes again. Ms. Li Zaiying and Ms. Xie Guirong were arrested.

On September 9, 2009, plainclothes police hired Mr. He Jinlin, who ran a motorcycle taxi business, to go to a fishing place. Then Mr. He was abruptly seized and taken to a waiting police car.

As stated above, the nine practitioners were tried in Lixing District Court on March 12, 2010. Zhou Min, aged around 37, was the presiding judge. He kept interrupting the practitioners whenever they spoke about Falun Gong. In the trial, their Beijing attorneys pointed out that practicing Falun Gong is not against any law, and they asked the prosecutors to present any legal documents if there were any. The judge and the prosecutors kept silent on the subject. The practitioners stated their innocence and reported their being mistreated. The lawyers requested the immediate release of their clients.

The trial ended around 3 pm that day, and no judgements were given. Five of the practitioners, Mr. Cao Gongxun, Mr. Liu Xinping, Mr. Zhou Qingfeng, Mr. O Yangzhong, and Mr. He Jinlin, were sent back to Lidi Detention Center. The other four practitioners were under house arrest.

Some information follows about each practitioner who was sentenced in jail:

Mr. Cao Gongxun was born on January 5, 1952. Mr. Cao used to work at Liangang factory in Lidi City and was eventually fired because of his practicing Falun Gong. He was subjected to two years of forced labor on March 29, 2002.

Mr. Liu Xingping was born on March 5, 1972. Mr. Liu used to be a policeman in Hetian City, Xinjiang Province. He had been arrested because he practiced Falun Gong and was later fired from his job. On the night of July 15, 2009, police broke into the apartment he and Cao Gongxun rented together. Both of them were arrested.

Mr. Zhou Qingfeng was born on June 18, 1974. Mr. Zhou used to work in Liangang factory in Lidi city. He was arrested on January 26, 2002 while distributing truth-clarification materials. He was detained at No.2 Detention Center of Lidi City for almost a year before being sentenced to seven years in jail. He served the seven-year term and was released on January 26, 2009. He was arrested again at home on July 15, 2009.

Mr. O Yangzhong was born on January 12, 1950, Mr. O had a private clinic in Lianbin W. Street, Lidi City. His wife Yuan Qidi was from Xinhua County, near Lidi. They have three children, and two of them are still in kindergarden.

Ms. Deng Lianzheng was born on December 14, 1939. Ms. Deng was a retiree from Liangang factory. She had multiple diseases before practicing Falun Gong, including lymph tuberculosis, which made her often vomit blood. All her symptoms disappeared within several months after she started practicing Falun Gong. Her neighbors and colleagues all knew about her miraculous recovery.

Mr. He Jinlin was born on March 8, 1977. Mr. He lived in Qiuhua Village of Hongshandian Town, Shuangfeng County. On September 9, 2009, when he rode his motorcycle for rent, a plainclothes police hired him to go to a place for fishing. When they arrived at the remote place, he was arrested by police waiting there in a police car. He was detained at No.1 Detention Center in Lidi City. His wife was going to have a baby in October. He came back home from Guangdong Province, where he worked, in order to take care of his wife. However, he was deceived and arrested.

Ms. Li Zaiying was born on February 27, 1942. Ms. Li is a retiree from the public transportation corp. of Lidi City.

Ms. Xue Guirong was born on June 26, 1936. Ms. Xue lived in the residential compound of the Lidi City Commercial Bureau.

Related Personnel Involved:
Wang Jiancheng, head of the Lidi City intermediate Court: 86-13907381166, 86-738-8261558
Zhou Min, presiding judge of Lixing District Court: 86-738-8520029
Liu Jihong, presiding judge of Lixing District Court: 86-13907388959, 86-738-8656422Yang Zaihua, chief procurator of Lixing District Procuratorate: 86-13807384778
Liu Gang, staff in the public appeals section of Lixing District Procuratorate: 86-15973089889,
Zhang Xiqun, head of Lixing District Police Department: 86-13907385118, 86-738-8266188

Li Wei, political head of Lixing District Police Department: 86-13873816168,
86-738-8213008 (Office), 86-738-8213388(Home)