Severely Ill Seventy-one-year-old Practitioner Ms. Pan Xiaoqin Imprisoned
(Minghui.org) Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Pan Xiaoqin, 71, was ordered to go to the Qinhuai District Police Department in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province on January 17, 2017. When she arrived, she was immediately arrested and taken to the Fifth Ward of the Nanjing City Women’s Prison.
Her husband, Mr. Zhang Dachun, has been allowed to see his wife only once since she was imprisoned.
It is reported that Ms. Pan has developed high blood pressure and coronary heart disease, as well as cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease while imprisoned. She is also suffering from diabetes and traumatic arthritis resulting from dislocation of her right shoulder. She is in precarious condition and in danger of sudden cardiac arrest.
Tried in September 2015
Ms. Pan Xiaoqin, along with three other female practitioners, was arrested on March 23, 2015. The police ransacked her home. She was released on bail pending trial, given her physical condition. Ms. Pan's arrest was unlawfully approved by the Qinhuai District Procuratorate on May 1, 2015 and prosecutor Sun Yue pressed charges on August 12, 2015.
All four practitioners were tried by the Qinhuai District Court on September 17, 2015. Their lawyers pleaded innocent on behalf of their clients and demanded that the court withdraw the cases. The court session ended without a verdict.
Verdict Announced in October 2016
The Qinhuai District Court announced its verdict on October 9, 2016, over a year after the trial. Ms. Pan was sentenced to a two-year prison term and fined 20,000 yuan.
After she appealed, the Nanjing Intermediate Court upheld the original sentence without a second trial. Ms. Pan was taken to the Nanjing City Women’s Prison on January 17, 2017.
After the onset of the persecution of Falun Gong on July 20, 1999, Ms. Pan was illegally arrested by officers from the 610 Office and the police department. She has been arrested eight times over the course of the persecution. She was detained at Nantong Prison twice, at a brainwashing center five times, and subjected to one year and three months of forced labor.
While detained at Nantong Prison, Ms. Pan was repeatedly shocked on sensitive parts of her body with a high-voltage electric baton. She was on the verge of death after her ordeal.
Ms. Pan, a retiree from the Zhongshan Nursing Home in Jiangsu Province, has also been deprived of her retirement pension for more than 12 years.
Parties involved in persecuting Ms. Pan:
Lei Zhuren (雷主任), director, Qinhuai District 610 Office: +86-13611510033
Che Weidong (车卫东), deputy director, Qinhuai District 610 Office: +86-13851701582
Wu Xiaofeng (吴晓凤), warden, Nanjing Women's Prison: +86-25-52890543; +86-25-52353911; +86-25-52894434; +86-25-52353933
Qian Hong (钱 虹), director, fifth ward at Nanjing Women's Prison: +86-25-52890543; +86-25-52353911; +86-25-52894434; +86-25-52353933
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