Three Practitioners in Liaoning Province Sentenced to Prison
(Minghui.org) Ms. Zhang Yuxia, Mr. Zhao Guangyu and his wife Ms. Han Yufeng, from Xinbin County, Fushun City, Liaoning Province, were tried at the Yuhuatai District Court, Nanjing, on May 16, 2017.
Ms. Zhang and Mr. Zhao were each given a three-year-and-three-month prison term, and Ms. Han a three year prison term. Each of them was fined 30,000 yuan.
The three practitioners are in-laws. They went to Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province, to visit Ms. Zhang's daughter, who is daughter-in-law of Mr. Zhao and Ms. Han. She had just given birth to a baby.
They were arrested by officers from the Tiexinqiao Police Station for distributing Falun Gong informational materials in Yuhuatai District on August 2, 2016. Mr. Zhao was held in the Yuhuatai District Detention Center, and Ms. Zhang and Ms. Han in the Nanjing City Detention Center.
Their cases were transferred to the Yuhuatai District Procuratorate. Ms. Han was released on bail on September 9, 2016.
The Yuhuatai District Court held a trial of the three practitioners on May 16, 2017, and their families were not allowed into the court room. The trial ended without a verdict, and Ms. Han returned home that day.
The Yuhuatai District Court issued verdicts on August 24, 2017. The court asked Ms. Han, who was out on bail, to come to the court. On arrival, she was arrested and imprisoned.
Mr. Chen Jixiang Passed Away
Ms. Zhang Yuxia's husband Mr. Chen Jixiang was arrested and detained many times for practicing Falun Gong. He was arrested and taken to the Luotaishanzhuang Brainwashing Center in Fushun City by Guo Huawei, Cao Sixin, and others from the Yongling Police Station in the fall of 2003.
While in the brainwashing center his eyes became unbearably itchy, and a month later his neck turned itchy. Later his heart felt very uncomfortable and his throat felt blocked. A hospital diagnosed him with uremia. He passed away on August 20, 2005.
Parties involved in the persecution:Yuhuatai District Procuratorate: +86-52424013Yuhuatai District Police Department: +86-025-84421714Tiexinqiao Police Station: +86-025-52891549Yuhuatai Detention Center: +86-025-84427786Nanjing City Detention Center: +86-025-84420960