Name: Xu Daoming(豏道明)
Gender: Male
Age: Close to 60
Address: Fuxi Community, Guangxia St., Jinping District, Shantou City, Guangdong Province (汕头市金平区广厦街道浮西社区)
Occupation: Vendor
Date of Most Recent Arrest: August 11, 2011
Most recent place of detention:
Shantou City Public Security Bureau (汕头市公安局)
City: Shantou
Persecution Suffered:
Detention, home ransacked, illegal trial


The Jinping District Court in Shantou City, Guangdong Province, illegally tried Mr. Xu Daoming for the second time on February 15, 2012.

Mr. Xu, nearly 60 years old, is from the Fuxi Community in Shantou City. He has practiced Falun Dafa for many years and has benefited both mentally and physically from the practice. He is kind to others and is recognized as a good person in his local community.

Two lawyers from Beijing and Guangzhou City defended Mr. Xu in court, entering a not-guilty plea. One judge asked one of the defense lawyer, "Can you tell me what Falun Dafa is?" The lawyer responded that it is a belief that is good and righteous.

Only two of Mr. Xu's family members were allowed to sit in at the proceedings. Representatives from the local 610 Office, Shantou City 610 Office, Domestic Security Division and Jinping District 610 Office were there in large numbers. Other people from his local community and the management committee were also there. The court session lasted from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

At the trial, the main judge kept asking the other sitting judge for his opinion. He asked him if the trial should be adjourned many times over the course of the proceedings.

Mr. Xu was initially tried in Jinping District Court on January 2, 2012. The two lawyers also defended him at that time and entered a not-guilty plea. Because of the lack of evidence, that trial adjourned in half an hour.

On August 11, 2011, about 50 people from the Shantou 610 Office, Domestic Security Division, Jinping City 610 Office, and Guangsha police station broke into Mr. Xu's convenience store. They ransacked the store and his residence and confiscated informational materials and DVDs that clarified the facts about Falun Dafa. On August 12, 2011, officers from the Shantou City Police Bureau arrested Mr. Xu. The Procuratorate approved the arrest on September 16, 2011.

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