Four Practitioners in Jilin Province Sentenced to Prison
(Minghui.org) Three practitioners from Yushu City, Jilin Province were sentenced by the Dehui City Court on August 13, 2019. Mr. Liu Fengbao, in his 60s, was given a three-and-a-half-year prison term, and fined. Ms. Ding Lijie, in her 40s, was given a four-year-and-six-month prison term, and fined. Ms. Yang Yanjie, 52, was given a two-year prison term with two years of probation, and fined 10,000 yuan.
A fourth practitioner, Ms. Guo Yuzhen, 72, from Wukeshu Town, Yushu City, was given a three-year prison term and fined by the Dehui City Court on August 5, 2019.
Ms. Guo was arrested by officers from the Wukeshu Town Police Station when she was distributing desktop calendars containing information about Falun Gong on December 31, 2018. She was detained for 15 days. She was then transferred to the Yushu City Detention Center on January 14, 2019. She was officially placed under arrest by the Procuratorate about two weeks later.
Mr. Liu, Ms. Ding, and Ms. Yang were followed and arrested by officers from the Zhengyang Police Station when they were hanging banners which had “Falun Dafa is Good!” written on them, around 7:00 p.m. on January 7, 2019. The homes of Ms. Ding and Ms. Yang were ransacked. Mr. Liu's electric car was impounded, and his Falun Gong materials were confiscated. The three practitioners were detained for 15 days, then transferred to a detention center four or five days later. They were officially placed under arrest by the Procuratorate on January 29, 2019.
The four practitioners were tried by the Dehui City Court on April 29, 2019. Mr. Liu Fengbao stated in court, “Practicing Falun Gong brings about health and fitness. If everyone practiced Falun Gong, they would be healthy.” A lawyer was designated by the court for Ms. Guo, but she turned it down. Ms. Yang’s family attended the hearing.
Mr. Liu has previously been arrested six times. He was twice sent to the Chaoyanggou Labor Camp in Changchun City, where he was subjected to severe mental and physical abuse.
The four practitioners are being held in the Dehui City Detention Center.
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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