(Minghui.org) The Jizhou District Procuratorate in Hengshui City withdrew their accusation against Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Jiu Changying on February 10, 2017. Mr. Jiu was released, free of any charges. However, the procuratorate still requested that Mr. Jiu report to the Jizhou Town Police Station every 3 months.
Mr. Jiu, in his 70s, and another practitioner were reported on October 20, 2016, for hanging banners that contained information about Falun Gong. They were arrested by officers from the Jizhou Town Police Station and their homes were ransacked. They were taken to the Jizhou City Detention Center.
The Jizhou District Court tried both practitioners on January 17, 2017. The two defense attorneys pleaded not guilty on their behalf.
While held at the detention center, Mr. Jiu was forced to do hard labor for 10 hours every day.
Mr. Jiu lives in Jiuyang Village in Jizhou Town. He has been arrested several times and sent to forced labor camps twice since the communist regime started to persecute Falun Gong in 1999. Mr. Jiu was brutally tortured during one incarceration and nearly lost the ability to work.