Law Enforcement Officers Impede Lawyer from Visiting Illegally Arrested Teacher Ms. Hao Yueshan
(Minghui.org) On July 6, 2012, Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Hao Yueshan, a physics teacher in the Dalian Development Zone, was arrested by Chinese Communist Party (CCP) authorities on the grounds of “subversion of state power.” On August 8, they changed the charge to “involvement in cults and a cult organization to undermine law enforcement” and detained her in Dalian Detention Center.
Since starting Falun Dafa cultivation in 1995, Ms. Hao Yueshan has strictly followed the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance to her guide life. She does not overlook her own faults, views other people's faults with tolerance, and always cares for others. She treated her students as if they were her own children. She not only patiently explained the physics principles to them, but also concerned herself with their physical and mental wellbeing. Her students won several national physics contests when she taught at the Seventh Middle School in the Development Zone. Her students made high scores in physics in their annual entrance exams. Both students and parents respected her and had a high opinion of her.
On September 27 when a lawyer hired by Ms. Hao's family went to the detention center to visit her, the staff demanded that the lawyer submit proof of local bar association membership. The lawyer went to the procuratorate the next day to inquire about her case. Two employees told the lawyer that Ms. Hao's records hadn't yet been sent to the procuratorate. That afternoon, the lawyer went to the police department to inquire about the document required for visiting Ms. Hao. The lawyer had also called the Office of Legislative Affairs and was told to call the Political and Economic Department. When the lawyer called the Political and Economic Department, his call was disconnected. The lawyer explained the situation to the Discipline Inspection Commission, but the receptionist replied impatiently, “Why are you here? Do you think it will help?” Another employee nearby suggested that the receptionist tell the lawyer that it was a special case that to be handled by the Domestic Security Division.
After many twists and turns, the lawyer finally connected with Wang Hengyun, a Domestic Security Division employee. Wang told him that he needed to obtain a certificate from the local bar association. When the lawyer told Wang that he was not a local lawyer and was a member of the National Lawyers Association and that there was no such requirement, Wang hung up the phone. Once again he explained the situation to the Discipline Inspection Commission and was told that the inspector was not in. The lawyer then asked for the branch director and was told that there were many branch directors and that he didn't know who that was. The lawyer then asked to be connected to the person in charge, but the receptionist refused to connect the call.
Finally, Wang Hengyun at the Domestic Security Division agreed to see the lawyer. The lawyer showed him the relevant documents, but Wang told him to go to the Dalian Bureau of Justice to obtain the document related to interview procedures.
The following day, the lawyer went to the Dalian Bureau of Justice and was told that the case had already filed and all the procedures completed. The lawyer then finally got to meet with Ms. Hao.
It is not difficult to see that whenever lawyers defend Falun Gong practitioners, they will encounter innumerable obstacles. Anyone with the slightest knowledge of the law can recognize the CCP's top-down violations of the law. The CCP hinders and undermines law enforcement in its persecution of Falun Gong, which has always been illegal. Over 13 years of persecuting Falun Gong, the CCP has been above the law and has done as it pleases. Its reprehensible persecution of dissidents is reflected most vividly in the persecution of Falun Gong.
More and more Chinese people are aware that the persecution of Falun Gong is illegal, and more people outside China have also clearly recognized this. Those who are responsible for the persecution will be brought to justice, while those who have done injustices will be judged in the future. Those who are still working for the CCP should have a clear understanding that what is going on is illegal and stop assisting the Party to commit crimes. They will be subject to sanctions sooner or later.