Teacher from Inner Mongolia Sentenced to Two Years in Prison
(Minghui.org) Ms. Meng Huiling is a Falun Gong practitioner and an English teacher in Zhalantun City, Inner Mongolia. Because of reading the book Zhuan Falun, she was framed by Wang Wensheng and Li Gang from the domestic security division of Zhalantun City with the false evidence of “distributing Falun Gong flyers.”
She was sentenced to two years in jail on May 17, 2018.
Ms. Meng, 57, began practicing Falun Gong in 1997 and has greatly benefited both physically and mentally.
She was arrested on August 24, 2017, when she and 13 other practitioners were reading the book Zhuan Falun at the home of practitioner Ms. Wang Baohua. Ms. Meng had been detained in Arongqi Detention Center and has suffered mistreatment.
When Ms. Meng refused to wear the prison uniform and recite the prison regulations in the detention center, she was put in shackles and forced to walk in a circle to the point that her ankles began to bleed.
Officers from the Zhalantun City Police Department and the 610 Office broke into Ms. Meng's home with a master key on several occasions. They took nearly 10,000 yuan in cash, a desktop computer, a laptop, and Falun Gong books.
Ms. Meng was tried on February 6, 2018. Most of the audience in the courtroom were from public security, the procuratorate, and the court. More than ten Falun Gong practitioners were present as well.
The defense lawyer from Harbin pleaded not guilty on Ms. Meng's behalf. The lawyer argued, “Falun Gong books teach people to do good according to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. As early as March 1, 2011, the General Administration of Press and Publication of China abolished the ban on the publication of Falun Gong books."
During the lawyer's defense, the judge and the prosecutors were speechless. However, Ms. Meng was still sentenced to two years in jail with the forged evidence of “distributing Falun Gong flyers,” which is not even a crime according to Chinese law.
Wang Wensheng, head of the domestic security division, and Li Gang, deputy of the domestic security division, were the masterminds behind Ms. Meng's framing. In the videotape, the so-called citizens who picked up the flyers were actually Wang Wensheng and Li Gang themselves.
When Ms. Meng's family members questioned them, they said, “Just bear it for now. You will be rehabilitated soon.”
Parties responsible for persecuting Ms. Meng:
Wang Wensheng (王文生), head of Zhalantun Domestic Security Division: +86-15847039911Wang Yuzhuang (王玉章), head of Zhalantun Police Department: +86-4703216671Xu Lianchen (徐连臣), head of the Zhalantun 610 Office: +86-13848030939, +86-13190990088Kang Le (康乐), guard from Arongqi Detention Center: +86-13948402461