Zhongshan Court Judge in Dalian City Prevents Defense Attorney from Seeing His Practitioner Client
(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. She Yue was scheduled to be tried on December 27, 2013, in Zhongshan Court of Dalian City, but his family asked for a postponement due to his severe health problems. The judge denied the request and did not allow the lawyer to meet with his client the day before the trial.
Plainclothes and uniformed police officers monitored everyone near the courthouse on the day of the trial. Mr. She arrived in a police van at around 10:00 a.m. Mr. He was tied to a wheelchair and appeared to be unconscious. His lawyer and family refused to attend the trial. In the end, the judge had to call for an adjournment.
Lawyer Forbidden from Seeing His Client
Mr. She's lawyer tried to meet with him at the detention center on December 26, but without any explanation, the guard refused to allow him in.
The lawyer had gone to the detention center to get everything ready for the trial, but was not allowed to meet with his client. Also, Mr. She's family asked for a postponement of the trial, but the judge refused to consider it.
Judge Liang Yongguo threw the request for postponement from Mr. She's family on the floor and opened the proceedings on December 27.
Mr. She's Condition Unknown—Lawyers Threatened
No one knows what had happened to Mr. She in the detention center. He was healthy when the lawyer went to see him three days before the trial. So why did that change within just a few days? The family and lawyer have been kept in the dark.
Officials from the local police department, Procuratorate, and the court threatened Mr. She's lawyer and his colleagues, and forbid them from seeing any Falun Gong practitioners in Dalian Detention Center. They warned them that their licenses would be canceled and their offices closed.
Known Facts about the Persecution of Mr. She
Mr. She was arrested by officers from the Xiuyue Street Police Station on July 6, 2012, at work, and his home was ransacked. Police used an axe to open the door, and confiscated almost everything in the room.
While in detention, Mr. She was on a hunger strike for over 100 days to protest the illegal arrest and his detention. He was taken to a hospital many times, and was in critical condition on July 15. He was released at around noon that day.
Mr. She was monitored by officers from the Fumin Road Police Station after his release. Before fully recovering, he was arrested again on the evening of December 15 by officers from the Zhongshan Domestic Security Division and the Xiuyue Street Police Station. The room he rented was also ransacked.
Mr. She's mother went to the Zhongshan Police Department the following day and learned that the arrest warrant had been issued by a judge from the Zhongshan Court.
Other Practitioners Arrested and Persecuted
Ms. Kang Yuying was arrested in Mr. She's home that same day and sentenced to serve time at Masanjia Forced Labor Camp.
The Zhongshan Court judge issued arrest warrants for many practitioners who were out on bail.
For example, Mr. Wang Tao was arrested twice on the judge's orders. He once was taken from his home to the local detention center on a stretcher with an oxygen bag over his nose.
Another practitioner, Mr. Qu Bin, was arrested twice on orders from the same judge. The local detention center informed the judge that Mr. Qu was in a critical condition and should be released.
When he spoke to Mr. Qu's family, the judge claimed that he hadn't received the paperwork, and refused to release him. Mr. Qu was even put on trial while unconscious. Mr. Qu's wife said to the judge, Xu Bingli, “You aren't releasing Mr. Qu Bin. Do you want to be held responsible for murder?” After Mr. Qu was released, it was noticed that his whole body was swollen and he couldn't walk. He has become homeless to avoid further persecution.