Letters to Taizhou Intermediate Court Expose Fabricated Evidence
(Minghui.org) Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Zhang Wei, 35, was illegally sentenced to a six-year prison term on August 2, 2013, by the Jingjiang City Court in Jiangsu Province.
Mr. Zhang was arrested outside Liren Hospital on September 11, 2012, when he and his wife went there for her pregnancy checkup. He was taken to Chengbei Detention Center at 10:00 p.m. that day. His case was handed over to the local Procuratorate on December 6, 2012.
Mr. Zhang's family has appealed the sentence because the police fabricated evidence. During the trial, the police provided information they claimed to have been given by Ms. Feng Wei and Ms. Xu Huifang.
Ms. Feng and Ms. Xu wrote letters to the Taizhou City Intermediate Court trying to clear their names, stating that police had fabricated the evidence to frame Mr. Zhang.
Ms. Feng Wei's Letter to Xiong Yi, Chief of the Taizhou Intermediate Court
I am Feng Wei, and my name was given as a witness in Mr. Zhang Wei's case. I would like to briefly clarify the actual circumstances.
Officers Cai Yueping and Lu Ying, from the Jingjiang City Domestic Security Division, broke into my house on February 28, 2012. They showed no identification nor warrant, but ransacked my home. I was subsequently taken to the Gushan Police Station, interrogated for 24 hours, and deprived of sleep and threatened. They extracted a confession by torture. I was then transferred to the Jingjiang Detention Center and held there for a month. Then, I was transferred to the Baoda Hostel.
During the interrogation, I never mentioned the name Mr. Zhang Wei, as I don't know him at all. Therefore, I request that you investigate this miscarriage of justice.
I must clear up the misunderstanding between Mr. Zhang Wei's family and myself. I am asking for the opportunity to talk face to face with Mr. Zhang. I also ask for the opportunity to confront those who fabricated the evidence by torture during my detention.
Officer Chang Liufeng called me and told me to come to the Jingjiang Domestic Security Division in April 2012. He threatened that I would be arrested if I didn't come to the station. My husband was frightened and forced me to go. At the police department, they only inquired about my amulet. I told them that I bought it at the Gushan Festival Fair. I didn't mention Mr. Zhang Wei's name.
About eight officers from the Gushan Police Station came to my home and wanted to arrest me at 5:00 p.m. on June 19, 2012. I said, “I haven't done anything wrong. I won't go anywhere with you.” In fact, someone had told my husband that I should not go anywhere.
However, I was arrested and taken to Jingjiang City First Spring Bath Center, where I was held for a week. I learned later that among the people who arrested me was the director of the Gushan Police Station.
The following day, June 20, the court held Mr. Zhang Wei's trial. I believe that they wanted to prevent me from exposing that they had fabricated the evidence.
I want justice to be done, and urge the judges of the Taizhou Intermediate Court to investigate this miscarriage of justice. I agree to be a witness at the trial.
I am looking forward to hearing from you.
My address: Room 501, No. 8 building, Xinjiaxin Village in Jingjiang City. Tel: 15825967859
Ms. Xu Huifang's Letter to Wu Xiaorong, Judge of the Taizhou City Intermediate Court
My name is Ms. Xu Huifang. I am 65 years old and the aunt of Mr. Zhang Wei. Officers Yao Wenming, Yin Rongshan, and another six people broke into my daughter's home without showing any identification around noon on March 17, 2011.
They ransacked the house, but didn't find what they were looking for. They then arrested me and took me to the Lihao Hotel in Dongxing Town, Jingjiang City.
I, a woman in her sixties, was monitored around the clock, deprived of sleep for six days, forced stand for long periods of time, and was mentally traumatized.
A few officers from the Dongxing Police Station came to see me at 6:00 p.m. on September 11, 2012, and said, “Your help is needed in an investigation.” They arrested me and held me at the Lihao Hotel.
I was ignored during the first few days, then interrogated while being deprived of sleep. Officers Yin Rongshan and Cai Changhua threatened me and tried to make trouble between me and Mr. Zhang Wei.
I hadn't committed a crime, so I didn't say anything. Yin Rongshan slapped and punched my face because I remained quiet.
Finally, I was sentenced to an 18-month term in a forced labor camp, and released after nine months.
After I returned home, I was told that my testimony was used many times during Mr. Zhang Wei's trial. At the same time, officers from the local Domestic Security Division threatened Mr. Zhang, and tried to create trouble between Mr. Zhang and myself.
I am urging the judge of Taizhou Intermediate Court to reopen the trial and investigate officers Yao Wenming, Yin Rongshan, and Cai Changhua from the Jingjiang Domestic Security Division, who fabricated evidence.
I would like to confront them face to face and help free my nephew Mr. Zhang Wei.
Address: 12 Zhenxing East Road, Dongxing Town, Jingjiang City.