Ms. Guo Yuzhen, 72, Given a Three-Year Prison Term; Three Others Tried in Court
(Minghui.org) Ms. Guo Yuzhen, 72, is a Falun Gong practitioner from Yushu City, Jilin Province. She was sentenced to three years in prison by the Dehui County Court on August 5, 2019.
Ms. Guo was arrested by officers from the Wukeshu Town Police Station when she was distributing Falun Gong informational calendars on the street on December 31, 2018. She was detained for 15 days.
She was then transferred to the Yushu City Detention Center on January 14, 2019. About two weeks later, Ms. Guo was officially placed under arrest by the Procuratorate.
Ms. Guo, along with Mr. Liu Fengbao (in his 60s), Ms. Ding Lijie (in her 40s), and Ms. Yang Yanjie (52 years old) were taken to Dehui City on April 29, 2019. They were tried by the Dehui County Court. A lawyer designated by the court was about to enter a guilty plea for Ms. Guo when she flatly refused.
Mr. Liu Fengbao said to the court, “Practicing Falun Gong brings about mental and physical wellbeing. If more people practiced Falun Gong, everyone would be healthy.”
Arrested for Hanging Up Banners
Mr. Liu, Ms. Ding, and Ms. Yang were followed and arrested by officers from the Zhengyang Police Station when they were putting up banners that said “Falun Dafa is Good!” on the evening of January 7, 2019. The homes of Ms. Ding and Ms. Yang were ransacked. Mr. Liu's electric car was impounded, and their Falun Gong materials were confiscated. The three practitioners were detained for 15 days.
Mr. Liu was previously arrested and detained on various occasions between 2003 and 2016. He was imprisoned in forced labor camps three times between 2003 and 2011.
All four practitioners were later held in the Dehui City Detention Center.
Participants in the persecution of the four practitioners:Wukeshu Town Police Station: +86-43183817110, +86-43183828201Wu Xiaodong (吴晓东), director: +86-15904409343, +86-43183611468Guo Fuwei (郭福伟), political head: +86-15500097110Chang Shengli (常胜利), deputy director: +86-15500097099Li Hongjun (李红军), sheriff: +86-15500097092, +86-43183818111Wang Di (王迪): +86-15500092955
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