(Minghui.org) Falun Gong practitioners in Lanzhou City, Gansu Province Mr. Wang Youjiang and Ms. Chen Jie were arrested at the end of June 2012 by police from the Domestic Security Division of Lanzhou. They were illegally imprisoned at the No. 2 Detention Center of Lanzhou and the 13th Team of the Jiuzhou No. 1 Forced Labor Camp in Lanzhou City, respectively. They have been illegally imprisoned for six months so far.

At the end of October 2012, Mr. Wang Youjiang received a conviction letter telling him that the Chengguan District Court intended to hold a trial for his case. His family members hire a defense attorney from Beijing, but the Chengguan District Court refused to allow him to make a not-guilty plea.

On Saturday, November 24 the Chengguan District Court tried Mr. Wang Youjiang and Chen Jie without notifying attorneys or family members.

The practitioners' family members were not allowed to visit the practitioners and denied information about their status and cases. They were sent back and forth between the Domestic Security Division, police department, Chengguang District Court and Procuratorate. The person in charge, Liu Dongyu, would never give them a clear answer after repeated requests, and the case handlers directed their inquiries to each other in order to avoid responsibility.

Mr. Wang Youjiang was born in 1969 and was a former official of the Communication Troop of Lanzhou Military Zone. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison and suffered brutal torture at Lanzhou Prison. When he got out of the prison he could not take care of himself due to his injuries. In the following year, he was constantly harassed and threatened by personnel from the local CCP Political and Legal Affairs Committee and 610 Office at his hometown, Yongdeng County. In mid-June of 2012, he went to Lanzhou to look for a job and visited Falun Gong practitioner Chen Jie's residence on June 29. Afterward he was arrested by over 20 plainclothes policemen.

Recently it was reported that Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Han Zhongcui's case had reached the court trial stage. The CCP intended to hold the trial soon to escalate the persecution against her.

Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Han Zhongcui once worked at the Street Office of Railway East Station of Lanzhou City. She has been persecuted by the CCP for many years. As a result, her family was broken, her life was very difficult and her body and mind were devastated. In the beginning of August 2012 she suddenly disappeared. Until October, after making inquiries everywhere, her family members were told that her home had been ransacked and she had been forcibly taken to the 13th Team of the Jiuzhou No. 1 Forced Labor Camp in Lanzhou City and illegally imprisoned for over 5 months.

The camp authorities don't allow her family to visit her and only allow them to bring some items for her. Ms. Han's youngest son, who can't take care of himself, has no home to return to.

Parties involved in the persecution:
Wei Gongxin, residing judge of the Criminal Court of Chengguan District Court: +86-931-8522809