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Meng Xiuhua and He Shuqin from Yanqing County, Beijing Illegally Sentenced, Zhao Caixia Arrested and Detained

March 10, 2012 |   By a Clearwisdom correspondent in Beijing

(Clearwisdom.net) Ms. He Shuqin, in her 60s, and Ms. Meng Xiuhua, in her 50s, from Yanqing County, Beijing, were held for six months before they were each illegally sentenced to three and a half years in prison. They were sent to Beijing Women's Prison on February 13, 2012.

Ms. He is from Xiguan Village, Chengguan Town, and Ms. Meng is from Zhangshanying Town. They were arrested because they distributed flyers about Falun Gong in Yanqing County. They were first held in the Yanqing Detention Center, transferred to the Xicheng District Detention Center in Beijing on October 14, 2011, and later taken to the Changping District Detention Center in Beijing.

Yanqing Court officials tried the two practitioners on December 21, 2011, without informing their families. Both were given three-and-a-half-year prison sentences. Their families were not informed until they were sent to the Beijing Women's Prison in the Daxing District, Beijing.

In addition, Ms. Zhao Caixia, 50, from Yanqing County was arrested at around 9:00 a.m. on December 15, 2011 at the place of her employment, Yanqing County Department Store. When her family looked for her, the police officers tried to evade their questions. The police finally told the family that Ms. Zhao had been sent to the Xicheng District Police Department Detention Center.

Guan Hongying, presiding judge of the Yanqing Court who handled the case
Beijing Women's Prison: +86-10-60262601 (external call), +86-10-60276833 (for inquiries)