Ms. Cui Ling, a Teacher from Yunnan Province, Illegally Sentenced to Imprisonment
Name: Cui Ling (崔玲)
Occupation: Teacher at the Kaiyuan City Chemical Engineering Technical School
Date of Most Recent Arrest: July 3, 2010
Most Recent Place of Detention: Kaiyuan City Detention Center (开远看守所)
Persecution Suffered: Detention, illegal sentencing
(Clearwisdom.net) Recently, officers from criminal court of Honghe Intermediate Court sentenced Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Cui Ling to three years in prison. Ms. Cui commissioned her family to appeal and Yunnan Provincial High Court filed the case for the second time on May 16, 2011.
Officers from Honghe Court had repeatedly asked Ms. Cui's family not to plead innocence. Ms. Cui's family thought they should respect the law and facts, so they persisted in Ms. Cui's innocence in appealing. They requested that Ms. Cui be released immediately and unconditionally.
Ms. Cui had suffered liver disease, hyperthyroidism and other diseases for many years before she started practicing Falun Gong. She also had a bad temper. Since she practiced Falun Gong in 1998, she has followed Falun Dafa's principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. As a result, all her illnesses disappeared and she became amiable. She worked in education for many years and she has been the backbone teacher of her school.
When Ms. Cui went to the garden of No. 59 Hospital in Kaiyuan City to meet practitioner Ms. Liu Yan on the morning of July 3, 2010, police officers Xu Yongping, Ma Chongning, Zhang Minglei and others from Kaiyuan Domestic Security Team took her away by force and ransacked her office and home in the afternoon. They confiscated two computers, a photo of the founder of Falun Dafa, and Dafa books and truth-clarification materials and then detained her again in Kaiyuan City Detention Center on July 4. Ms. Cui's family requested to meet with her many times, but the guards unreasonably refused the request. Ms. Cui went on a hunger strike in the detention center. Due to her family's persistant efforts, she was released on bail on August 6.
Officers from Kaiyuan City Procuratorate informed Ms. Cui on December 9, 2010 that her case had been prosecuted. A month later, they told Ms. Cui that her case had been transferred to the Honghe Procuratorate.
Officers from Honghe Court opened a court session on April 1, 2011.
Ms. Cui's daughter acted as her defender and pleaded innocent for her. Before the end of the trial, Ms. Cui requested to submit a final statement, but presiding judge Li Youcheng unreasonably denied her request.
Finally, Li Youcheng, Fang Xijun and Zheng Lixin from criminal court of Honghe Court sentenced Ms. Cui to three years in prison and detained her again at Kaiyuan Detention Center on April 22, 2011.
Units and personnel who participated in the persecution:
Yunnan Provincial Higher Court:
Court Filing: 86-871-4095134
Criminal Court Judge Zhao Qiliang: 86-871-4095543
Honghe Intermediate Court in Yunnan Province:
Criminal Court: 86 -873-3710048
Criminal Court Judge Zheng Lixin: 86-15987789328
Honghe 610 Office head, Xiang Jintao: 86-873-3733616
Deputy head Li Baojun: 86-873-3733617 (Office), 86-873-4622433 (Home), 86-13887385846