A Man is Illegally Sentenced; Family From Dalian City Secretly Tried
(Minghui.org) Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Wang Enping from Zhuanghe in Dalian City was recently illegally sentenced to three years' imprisonment and taken to Dalian City Prison.
Also in Dalian, practitioners Mr. Guo Shuchun and his son, Mr. Guo Jixiang, were secretly tried by the Zhuanghe Court between late March and early April of this year, according to a source in the Zhuanghe Detention Center. Their relatives received no notification of the proceedings.
Mr. Wang Enping Imprisoned for His Beliefs
Mr. Wang Enping, 36, was initially arrested by officers from the Chengguan Police Station in Zhuanghe on April 6, 2016 and had been detained in the Zhuanghe Detention Center before being transferred to the Dalian City Prison.
Prior illegal sentencing included one year of forced labor in 2005, as well as two years of forced labor in September 2011. He was imprisoned in the Dalian Forced Labor Camp.
During that incarceration, he was shocked with 3 electric batons simultaneously by team leads Zhang and Feng from the first team. The police also beat him and hung him from a window frame for over two hours. His epilepsy relapsed during this period.
Mr. Guo Shuchun and His Family Persecuted for Their Faith
Mr. Guo Shuchun, 65, is from the Huayuankou Economic Developing District in Dalian City. He has been detained since September, 2015. His son Mr. Guo Jixiang, 35, has been detained for over three months. Mr. Guo Shunchun's wife, has also been monitored by police since September 2015.
Mr. Guo Shuchun’s family was arrested on September 7, 2015 by Qiao Xiliang, officers from the Huayuankou Economic Developing District Police Department, and deputy chief Lu Jin from the Mingyang Police Station. They ransacked their home and confiscated a printer, computer, and personal belongings valued at 4,700 yuan.
Mr. Guo was released on September 9, 2015. However, the Economic Developing District Police Department kept fabricating evidence in an effort to take him to court. The Procuratorate returned the case to the police department twice due to lack of evidence.
The police arrested him again on July 7, 2016. However, the detention center did not accept him given his poor health. The police continued to fabricate evidence until the Procuratorate and Zhuanghe Court issued an arrest warrant on December 7, 2016. On orders from the Economic Developing District Police Department and Mingyang Police Station, he was arrested and detained in the Zhuanghe Detention Center before the trial.
The court initially issued a trial notification for Ms. Dong Yufang on July 20, 2016. The trial was set for August 3, 2016, but was canceled because Ms. Dong did not show up.