Court Carries Out a “Black-Box Operation” to Put Woman in Jail
(Minghui.org) Ms. Sun Guangrong was taken away from her home on April 19, 2018 by officers from the Bagongshan Police Department because she practices Falun Gong, and her whereabouts have been unknown. Her family recently learned that she is being held in the Provincial Women’s Prison in Anhui, but do not know the sentencing details.
Ms. Sun was born on August 16, 1954. She lives in Shenxiang Village, Bagongshan Town, Huainan City, Anhui Province. She was arrested and detained on August 26, 2015, and June 26, 2016, for telling people the facts about the persecution of Falun Gong.
Zhu Zongjun, an official from Shenxiang Village, went to Ms. Sun's home and harassed her. She told him the facts about the persecution of Falun Gong, but Zhu did not listen, and framed her. The same day, she was illegally detained by police officers and incarcerated for 14 days. Ms. Sun was released on December 2, 2017, and placed under police surveillance.
Authorities from the Bagongshan Police Department sent her case to the Procuratorate in the Bagongshan District on December 26, 2017. The case was submitted to the Bagongshan District Court on February 5, 2018.
Ms. Sun was tried on March 20, 2018. She submitted an appeal letter to the local court and procuratorate in early April 2018. The court accepted her letter, but the procuratorate refused to accept it twice. She was notified that the second trial would be held on April 20, 2018.
Court “Black Box Operation”
On the day before the illegal trial, April 19, 2018, a group of people broke into Ms. Sun's home. They knocked her to the ground, handcuffed her, and took her away. Her family did not hear anything from her afterward.
Her family recently received a phone call from authorities of the Anhui Provincial Women’s Prison demanding that they pay Ms. Sun’s living expenses. The family knew that she had been secretly sentenced and was detained in the prison, but still do not know for how long Ms. Sun was sentenced.