(Minghui.org) Mr. Liu Qingyang was tried by Guangzhou City's Panyu District Court on November 8, 2016. He has been being detained for nearly one year for practicing Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline being persecuted by the Chinese commist regime.

Mr. Liu's attorney stated that police ransacked Mr. Liu's home without a search warrant. Moreover, officers detained another Falun Gong practitioner as a witness and pressured that practitioner to obtain an oral “confession.” 

The attorney asked the court to remove the illegally-obtained evidence and requested that the witness and arresting officer appear in court.

The judge repeatedly interrupted the attorney during the cross-examination and rejected the attorney's rebuttal without explanation.

Mr. Liu's attorney found a forged record and the fabricated evidence after reviewing the case file on October 14. During the trial, he told the judge that he would not provide the defense statement if the court did not remove the illegally-obtained evidence.

Mr. Liu, a car dealership employee, was arrested at his home on December 3, 2015. More than 20 officers from Luoxi Police Station broke into his home and ransacked the residence without a warrant. They confiscated many personal belongings. Mr. Liu was charged with “colluding with a foreign force” because he surfed the Internet beyond the state-regulated firewall. He was taken to Shawan Detention Center the next day.

Before Mr. Liu's case was submitted to the court, the procuratorate returned Mr. Liu's case to the police twice for further investigation due to insufficient evidence.

Mr. Liu's child, who was born shortly after his arrest, is now 10 months old. Mr. Liu has never seen his child.