Beijing Painter and Calligrapher Mr. Zhang Jie Illegally Sentenced to Two-Year Forced Labor Term; His Attorney Applies for Administrative Reconsideration
Name: Zhang Jie (张杰)
Address: 402, Western Building No.4, South Haidian Road, Haidian District, Beijing
Occupation: Painter and Calligrapher
Date of Most Recent Arrest: October 29, 2012
Most Recent Place of Detention: Haidian District Detention Center (海淀看守所 )
Persecution Suffered: Forced labor, illegal sentencing, home ransacked, detention
(Minghui.org) Mr. Zhang Jie, a painter and calligrapher in Beijing, was arrested at home on October 29, 2012 by officers from the Haidian Police Station. He was sentenced to two years of forced labor for possessing Falun Gong books and CDs.
Mr. Zhang and his lawyer submitted two documents for administrative reconsideration, and the Beijing municipal government Administrative Reconsideration Office has signed and accepted the documents. We urge the Beijing municipal government to make a correct choice, revoke the Forced Labor Written Decision against Mr. Zhang, and restore Mr. Zhang's personal freedom.
Mr. Zhang developed serious physical conditions during his detention. The detention center officials twice unsuccessfully attempted to send him to a forced labor camp after his 2-term forced labor term was announced on November 13, 2012. Mr. Zhang's detention has been extended beyond the legally prescribed time limits, but the detention center officials are still detaining him.
Late last year, when Mr. Zhang couldn't take in any food and his life was in danger, the detention center officers sent him to the public security hospital for treatment. However, the hospital refused to admit him because the hospital does not receive detainees whose detention has been extended.
Mr. Zhang Jie was arrested on October 29, 2012, and his family still has not been allowed to visit him. When a family member made a phone call to the Haidian Detention Center on December 12, 2012, a guard named Li Jie took the call and told the family that Mr. Zhang's foot had been pierced. The wound was festered and refused to heal. Mr. Zhang was also diagnosed with high blood sugar levels.
Mr. Zhang's family has mailed many letters to him, but hasn't received any reply from him.
The translation of the statement of attorney for administrative reconsideration (Appendix I) and the additional comments on the statement of the attorney for administrative reconsideration (Appendix II) is omitted.
Haidian Detention Center: +86-10-82587577 (The detention center officer once made a phone call to Mr. Zhang Jie's family with this telephone number)
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