Court-Appointed Attorneys: I Agree With the Defendant
(Minghui.org) Jiulongpo District Court in Chongqing tried five Falun Gong practitioners on October 28, 2016. The defendants are still being held at Jiulongpo Detention Center. Their names are Ms. Chen Changying, Mr. Liu Jianping, Ms. Zhou Hong, Mr. Yu Guanghe, and Ms. Yang Changqin.
Ms. Chen and Mr. Liu were arrested on November 24, 2015 while distributing information about the communist regime's persecution of Falun Gong. On the same day, officers broke into Ms. Zhou's home and arrested her. They also arrested Mr. Yu and Ms. Yang on November 28, 2015.
The families of Ms. Chen, Mr. Liu, and Ms. Yang hired attorneys to defend them. The other two (Ms. Zhou and Mr. Yu) were appointed attorneys by the court.
After Ms. Zhou and Mr. Yu made their self-defense, the judge asked for the opinions of the two court-appointed attorneys, who both replied, “I agree with the defendant.”
The arresting officers from Jiulongpo District Domestic Security Division attended the hearing.