Procuratorate Declines to Press Charges, Woman Released after 25 Days of Detention
(Minghui.org) A Tieling City resident was released after the local procuratorate declined to file an indictment against her.
Ms. Wei Yanhua was arrested on a bus on April 3, 2018, after the on-board surveillance camera recorded her talking to people about the Chinese communist regime's persecution of Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline based on the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
The local police ransacked Ms. Wei's home in the afternoon and confiscated her daughter's laptop. Her daughter later requested the return of the laptop, but agents at Tongzhong Police Station said that she had to wait until they finished gathering information from it.
Ms. Wei was given 15 days of administrative detention at Tiexi Detention Center. Her daughter visited Tongzhong Police Station many times to urge officer Zhu Guangning, who was assigned to the case, to release her mother. Zhu ignored her and gave her mother criminal detention after the administrative detention term ran out.
Ms. Wei's lawyer visited her on April 19. He noted that she needed support to walk and had trouble talking. Her daughter visited police afterward to request Ms. Wei's release, again to no avail.
The police submitted Ms. Wei's case to Yinzhou District Procuratorate on April 23. The procuratorate decided to not press charges against Ms. Wei, citing insufficient evidence. Ms. Wei was released on April 28.