Ms. Xiong Qiuling from Leiyang City Appeals Three Year Prison Sentence
Name: Xiong Qiuling (熊秋玲)
Age: 53 (Born in 1960)
Address: Leiyang City, Hunan Province
Occupation: Retired from Leiyang City Medicine Company
Date of Most Recent Arrest: October 28, 2012
Most Recent Place of Detention: Leiyang City Detention Center (耒阳市看守所)
Persecution Suffered: Forced labor, illegal sentencing, extortion, home ransacked, detention
(Minghui.org) The Leiyang City Court of Hunan Province opened a session at the beginning of February and sentenced Ms. Xiong Qiuling to 3 years in prison because she practices Falun Gong. During the session, no lawyer and no defense was allowed. Ms. Xiong has appealed to the Hengyang Intermediate Court.
On October 28, 2012, more than ten police from Leiyang City broke into Ms. Xiong Qiuling's home and took her away. Since 1999 when the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started persecuting Falun Gong, Ms. Xiong has been detained several times. In 2007 she was sent to Baimalong Forced Labor Camp in Zhuzhou City for one year. The following is a brief description of some of the persecution Ms. Xiong Qiuling has been subjected to.
Fortunate to Obtain Dafa and a New Life
Ms. Xiong Qiuling was born in 1960 and retired from the Leiyang City Medicine Company. When she was only in her 30s she suffered from stomach problems and rheumatism. In addition to these difficulties, her husband had an affair, she was worn out and tired, and her health became worse.
At this time her colleague's mother introduced Falun Gong to her. Several months later, all her illnesses were gone. She didn't hate her husband anymore and felt the future was bright.
When she was renovating her new apartment, she slept alone in her room. In the middle of the night, someone came in and tried to kill her with a knife. She shouted loudly and woke the neighbors. She was injured and was immediately sent to the hospital emergency room. Afterwards, she was discharged with only a cut on her head. She knew that Master protected her.
After Ms. Xiong moved into her new apartment, one day a woman came to her home with a knife in one hand and a plastic bucket in the other. She claimed that the bucket was full of gasoline. The woman demanded to enter her home; otherwise she would dump the gasoline and burn her house down. Ms. Xiong let her in. The woman entered and started to chop up her furniture with the knife. It turned out that the woman was Ms. Xiong's husband's mistress. Ms. Xiong did not have the woman criminally charged.
Because the woman was pregnant, Ms. Xiong decided to divorce her husband so that the woman could marry him. Later, Ms. Xiong's ex-husband suffered a lot living with that woman and asked Ms. Xiong to reconcile with him many times. But Ms. Xiong refused.
She remembered that Master taught practitioners to always consider others first. “to attain the righteous enlightenment of selflessness and altruism.” ("Non-Omission in Buddha-Nature," Essentials for Further Advancement) That woman married her ex-husband and even had a baby with him, and the baby should not grow up without a father. Even though Ms. Xiong divorced him, she remained very close to her ex-husband's family. If she had not practiced Falun Gong, she would not have been so compassionate.
Ms. Xiong Persecuted Many Times
In July 1999, the Communist regime started to openly persecute Falun Gong practitioners. At the end of 2000, Ms. Xiong went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong; however, she was illegally arrested at Tian'anmen Square and sent back to Leiyang Detention Center and detained for 5 months.
One day at the end of 2004 when Ms. Xiong Qiuling was working, several police and personnel from the 610 Office came to her company, tricked her and directly sent her to a detention center. Later these evildoers searched Ms. Xiong's home and found one truth-clarifying flyer. They took the flyer as evidence and detained her for two months. They also extorted 2000 yuan from her before releasing her.
In October 2007, Ms. Xiong gave a child an amulet with the words “Falun Dafa is good”. The child's father turned this amulet over to a policeman, and as a result Ms. Xiong was arrested and detained once again. Later she was sent to Baimalong Forced Labor Camp in Zhuzhou City for one year.
Sentenced to Prison Term
At 7:00 p.m. on October 28, 2012, police from Hengyang Domestic Security Division, Leiyang 610 Office and Caichizi Police Station surrounded Ms. Xiong's home. They cut off the anti-theft net, broke into her home and confiscated her computer, printer and other personal belongings. Then they arrested Ms. Xiong and sent her to Leiyang City Detention Center. Practitioner Liu Shiqing and Huang Duohong were at her home and they were also arrested.
Perpetrators Involved in the Persecution:
Li Jianeng, the secretary of political and legal affairs committee: +86-734-4355208, +86-13575120288
Zhang Weilu, 610 Office director: +86-15607345538, +86-734-4355206 (Office), +86-734-4333641 (Home)
Li Xiaosheng, the chief of Domestic Security Division: +86-13016188003, +86-13975450003, +86-734-4358016 (Office), +86-734-4389128 (Home)
For more perpetrators' contact information, please refer to the original article on Chinese Minghui.