Authorities Are Releasing Practitioners After Recognizing the Illegitimacy of the Persecution
(Minghui.org) After learning that the persecution of practitioners is unlawful, many police officers and court judges released practitioners.
Police Officers Fear Being Sued
A practitioner who was on the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) black list was recently taken to the police station. He talked to the police officers about Falun Gong. They listened quietly and agreed that the principles Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance were of value. He told them that the arrest of practitioners was in violation of existing Chinese law and that they could hire attorneys to sue the police.
The officers from the Public Security Bureau and the police station panicked and asked the practitioner to stop talking. They took the practitioner's name off the black list and took him home that evening.
Another practitioner was taken away by the police last November. It was learned that the police confiscated his possessions and used a moving truck to haul them.
The family hired an attorney. He sent a letter to the prosecutor's office, citing the case had no legal basis, and demanded the case to be withdrawn. The family talked to the authorities involved in the case, explained to them about Falun Dafa, and asked for the release of the practitioner. They also said that they would take legal action if the practitioner was not released. The practitioner was released after a week.
Court Judges Unwilling to Sentence Practitioners
Many court judges have understood that the persecution is not legal. Some of them called in sick to avoid participating in the trial of practitioners, while others released practitioners on probation.
We suggest practitioners collect legal information in regards to the persecution, and share it with procuratorate officials to help them understand that the persecution is unlawful.