(Minghui.org) The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) regime claimed that it would pull the plug on Chinese labor camps, but the persecution of Falun Gong has gotten worse and prison sentences are taking on new heights.
The following is a partial list of Falun Gong practitioners sentenced to prison during September 10 - 20, 2013.
Mr. Song Yusheng, a farmer of Donglu Village, Tianheng Town, Jimo City, Shandong Province, was arrested on August 11, 2013. A few days later, he was sentenced to a three and a half year prison term by the Jimo City Court. He was taken to the Jinan City Prison on August 28, 2013. It only took 17 days for the entire process.
Six practitioners were tried at the Jiyuan City Court on August 13, 2013. Ms. Hu Rongying was sentenced to a four year prison term, Ms. Li Yuping four years, Ms. Qin Xiaomin three years, Ms. Wang Rui three years with a four year suspension, Mr. Liu Fazhi four years, and Mr. Li Zong three years with a three and a half year suspension.
Practitioners Ms. Rong Aimei, Ms. Yan Qinghua and Ms. Liu Jinming from Pingxiang City, Jiangxi Province were sentenced to two or three year prison terms. The local Justice Office demanded 20,000 yuan from each of them to execute the sentence outside of the prison.
Ms. Cui Yuanqing, Ms. Yin Wenqing, two senior practitioners in their seventies, from Youyan County, Anshan City, Liaoning Province, were arrested on September 20, 2012, when they were posting information about Falun Gong in the rural area of Youyan County. They were tried without legal counsel. The verdict was announced almost one year later, in the beginning of September, 2013, by agents of the Youyan County Court. Ms. Cui was sentenced to a three and a half year prison term and Ms. Yin to three years.
Ms. Gao Qinmei was arrested on October 22, 2012, by officers from the Changning District 610 Office. Without notifying her family, she was sentenced to a four year prison term on May 28, 2013 by the Changning District Court, Shanghai. According to a report on Minghui, dated September 19, 2013, Ms. Gao Qinmei appealed to higher courts and the appeal was denied. She was transferred from the Changning District Detention Center, but her present location is unknown.
Ms. Ge Chunling, from Jinzhou City, was stopped when she was distributing truth-clarifying materials about Falun Gong in Taiyuan City, Shanxi Province in November 2012. She was sentenced to a five year prison term around August 2013. She appealed to a higher court and the document arrived in the Taiyuan City Middle Court on September 1, 2013.
Mr. Zhang Xinghe, from Beixiyao Village, Wenkou Town, Tai'an City, Shandong Province, was arrested when he was distributing truth-clarifying calendars on December 28, 2012. He was tried at the Daiyue District Court on May 2, 2013. He was sentenced to a four year prison term in July 2013.
Ms. Jiang Shuli, from Kaifeng City, Henan Province, was arrested at home by officers from the Kaifeng City Domestic Security Division on September 8, 2012. Without notifying her family, she was tried and sentenced to a five year prison term in August 2013. She was transferred to the Xinxiang City Women's Prison.
Mr. Ye Baofu, his wife Ms. Yang Mingqing and daughter Ms. Ye Mao from Kunming City were arrested on the morning of May 4, 2012. They were tried at the Kunming City Middle Court on January 21, 2013. Mr. Ye Baofu was sentenced to a six year prison term and Ms. Yang Mingqing and her daughter to four years each. The attorney of Mr. Ye received the verdict more than seven months later. All three have appealed to the province high court and asked to be released with a not-guilty verdict. They plan to file a lawsuit against Judge Yang Jie and others.
Ms. Guo Yingjie, from Jilin City, was arrested on July 31, 2012, for making phones calls to clarify the truth about Falun Gong to the mayor. She was tortured during interrogation. According to a report on Minghui.org on September 13, 2013, she was sentenced to a five year prison term and taken to the Heizuizi Women's Prison. The trial date was not released.
Mr. Wang Jian was arrested on July 6, 2012, in Dalian during a mass arrest. He was sentenced to a seven year prison term by the Shahekou District Court.
Ms. Fei Shuqin and another thirteen practitioners from Yilan County, Heilongjiang Province were arrested on March 29, 2013. These fourteen practitioners were tried during five different trials at the Yilan County Court between July 18, 2013 and August 21, 2013. They were given prison terms ranging from three to thirteen years. Ms. Fei Shuqin was sentenced to thirteen years, Mr. Mo Zhikui and Ms. Zhang Huijuan to twelve years, and Mr. Zuo Zhenqi and Mr. Lu Fengyun to six years. Mr. Sun Wenfu, Mr. Zhang Jinku, Ms. Chen Yan, Ms. Liu Fengcheng, Ms. Meng Fanying and Mr. Duan Shuyan were sentenced to five year terms. Ms. Jiang Lianying, Mr. Xu Feng, and Mr. Li Dapeng were sentenced to three year prison terms.
Ms. Du Qingxiu, an English teacher from Linggang Middle School, was arrested because she sent truth-clarifying messages with her cell phone to agents of the judiciary division. On July 11, 2013, she was tried at the Chaoyang City Middle Court, Liaoning Province on July 11, 2013 and sentenced to a six year prison term.
Ms. Chen Guilan, 61 years old, was tried at the Shuangta Court, Chaoyang City, Liaoning Province on August 9, 2013. Officers could not reply to her attorney's defense and did not dare to play truth-clarifying DVDs about Falun Gong, which they claimed were evidence. Despite that she was sentenced to a seven year term.
Mr. Su Kun and his wife Ms. Zhang Xiaodan were arrested on the night of May 4, 2012 by officers from the Panlong District Police Department in Kunming City and their home was ransacked. They were tried on January 21, April 7, May 24, July 2 at the Kunming City Middle Court. Mr. Su was sentenced to a six year prison term and Ms. Zhang to a four year term. They appealed to the Yunnan Province High Court.
Mr. Sun Yuqiang, in his seventies, distributed truth-clarifying brochures at Dabaitou Market on December 24, 2013. He was held by Bai Jianhua, instructor of the Cang County Domestic Security Division. Director Pang Liang and Bai Jianhua took his documents to the procurator three days later. Seven days later, the arrest of Mr. Sun Yuqiang was approved. He was sentenced to a three year prison term in May 2013. His appeal to the Cangzhou City Middle Court was rejected in the beginning of June. His attorney was not notified of either trial. While being held at the Cang County Detention Center, Mr. Sun was handcuffed behind his back and force fed. His health deteriorated. However, he was admitted by guards at the Jidong Prison on June 17.
Ms. Hu Rongying, from Jiyuan City, was arrested by officers from the Lilin Community Police Division when she was clarifying the truth and distributing DVDs about Falun Gong at Nanrui Village, Lilin Town, Jiyuan City. She was tried at the Jiyuan City Court on July 18, 2013. Despite her pleading not guilty she was sentenced to a four year prison term on August 13, 2013.
Mr. Chen Xiangren and another nine practitioners from Renshou County, Sichuan Province were arrested on September 1, 2012. Without their family members being notified, the ten practitioners were tried at the Renshou County Court on August 12, 2013. Mr. Chen Xiangren, Mr. Liao Xuekang and Mr. Liu Hancai were sentenced to five year prison terms, Ms. Zhang Guofen and Ms. Huang Xueying to four years, Ms. Liu Dan to two and a half years, and Ms. Zhang Xiaomin and Mr. Liu Shaoming to two years. Ms. Lu Hongqun was sentenced to a three year prison term and a five year suspension. Ms. Peng Yueying was sentenced to two years and given a three year suspension.
According to a report on Minghui.org on September 10, 2013, Mr. Gao Yuanzhuang, from No. 14 Village, Jinhe Township, Suihua City, Heilongjiang Province, was arrested by officers from the Beilin District Police Department, Suihua City when he was working in the field on October 26, 2012. He was sentenced to a three year prison term in the beginning of September 2013. Li Jianfei and Wang Shubo, police officers of the Beilin District 610 Office, extorted 50,000 yuan from Mr. Gao's family.
Ms. Mo Huiping, a practitioner from the Ningxia Autonomous Region, was sentenced to a four year prison term in the Litong District, Wuzhong City on September 4, 2013.