(Minghui.org) At 8:00 a.m. on May 19, seven Falun Gong practitioners, including Mr. Zhang Weijie and Mr. Zhang Su, were illegally tried in Wuhan City in the Wuchang District. Before the trial, police officers were dispatched to patrol the surrounding areas, and the Political and Legal Affairs Committee and other departments repeatedly threatened the defense lawyers. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is truly guilty of sentencing innocent people.

The evening before, police were summoned to the courthouse. All night long they patrolled the area from Zhongshan Road to Gongping Road. Passersby and residents had to display their identification cards in order to pass the area. According to local residents, they had never seen such heavy security around the area before.

That same evening, officials from the Beijing Justice Bureau, the Political and Legal Committee, the Hubei Provincial Bureau of Justice, and the Lawyers Association spoke to the Falun Gong practitioners' defense attorneys. They warned them that their annual certification inspection was pending this year.

Mr. Zhang Su's mother and wife were not allowed to enter the courtroom. Mr. Zhang Weijie's father, in his 80s, and his sister and nephew were also denied entry. Only his brother-in-law was allowed in. Mr. Xiong Weiming's mother-in-law was allowed in, but not his parents, wife, or sister. The parents of Mr. Fei Zhen and Fei Yun travelled from another city to see them, but were not allowed inside. Mr. Feng Zhen has been detained and in prison since his daughter was seven years old. His daughter was also not allowed to enter this time. A lawyer asked them, “What kind of trial is this? You don't even allow their parents and children to be present!” Many attendees, it turned out, were not family members, but officials from the street committees, community committees, and the 610 Office.

The court also ordered the defending lawyers to go through a security check, but the lawyers refused to comply.

During the hearing, the presiding judge, Huang Yuanfeng, violated legal procedures and denied the defense lawyers their rights. He could not provide any evidence to sentence the practitioners, because he had fabricated the evidence, which could not be proven. He also didn't allow the lawyers to ask questions, fearing that they would expose his lies. He even refused to let the lawyers copy the recording.