Outstanding Teacher Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison
Name: Wu Jinling (武晋玲)
Address: Jinzhong City, Shanxi Province
Date of Most Recent Arrest: January 30, 2011
Most recent place of detention: Shanxi Woman's Prison (山西省女子监狱)
Persecution Suffered: Detention, home ransacked, illegal sentencing, imprisonment
(Clearwisdom.net) Ms. Wu Jinling is an outstanding teacher from Taigu County No. 2 Middle School. She is also the director of the Mental Health Education Center and a licensed psychologist. Her outstanding performance in her job won her numerous awards and excellent reviews from students and parents.
On June 16, 2010, the vice principle of the school, Cheng Jikang, held Ms. Wu until 2 a.m. the following day. On June 23, 2010, Cheng Jikang notified Ms. Wu that, according to the school board's decision, she was suspended from teaching. Ms. Wu asked for documentation of the decision, but was told there was none. She was released after the Minghui/Clearwisdom website published the perpetrators' phone numbers.
On January 30, 2011, 610 Office agents from Shanxi Province and the local level, along with the local police department, sent over a dozen plainclothes police officers to raid Ms. Wu's home. On February 1, 2011, Ms. Li Xiaoyun, another teacher, this one from Xiangfen County No.3 Middle School in Shanxi Province, age 40 and homeless due to the persecution, was also arrested. All her belongings, valued at hundreds of yuan, were confiscated. Another practitioner arrested was retired policeman Mr. An, who is in his 60s.
Ms. Wu Jinling and Ms. Li Xiaoyun were held in Yuci Detention Center for over six months and secretly sentenced on August 2, 2011, by Taigu County Court. The Court changed the location of the trial at the last minute and did not notify the family or lawyers. Judge Luo Mingli announced the verdicts: Wu Jinling, ten years; Li Xiaoyun, ten years (later changed to 8 years); and the retired policeman, 4 years in prison.
Ms. Wu and Ms. Li are being held in the Shanxi Woman's Prison. Ms. Wu's family visiting rights have been suspended because she refuses to give up Falun Dafa.
Perpetrators phone numbers:
Taigu County Court
Duan Jingxing: +86-354-3529822, +86-13903446747(Cell)
Taigu County 610 Office deputy director: +86-18635084777 (Cell)