Dr. Li Yanjun and Ms. Yang Taiying Sentenced to Prison in Luzhou City
(Minghui.org) Falun Gong practitioners Dr. Li Yanjun and Ms. Yang Taiying were recently sentenced to four-year prison terms.
The No. 9 Tribunal of the Luzhou City Intermediate Court tried them at a detention center in the Naxi District on May 16, 2014. A verdict was not announced at the end of the trial.
The two attorneys delivered powerful arguments in defense of their clients, but the court refused to acquit the wrongly accused.
The court allowed only two family members of each defendant to attend the hearing, and they had to show their identifications and proof of their relationships with the defendants. The location of the trial was not announced until right beforehand.
A trial had been scheduled on March 4, 2014 by the Jiangyang District Court, but was canceled in the late afternoon of March 3 without a reason. Family members who had traveled quite some distance were at a loss.
Dr. Li Yanjun, an associate professor from Southwest Petroleum University, was taken to Xinjin Brainwashing Center shortly after his illegal arrest on June 26, 2013. Dr. Li is now having heart problems due to being tortured in the Luzhou Detention Center, where he is currently detained.
Ms. Yang Taiying, on the staff of the Naxi Agriculture Machinery Administration, was also arrested on June 26, 2013. She is being held at the Naxi Detention Center.