Radio Free Asia: Four Falun Gong Practitioners in Chongqing Were Sentenced
(Clearwisdom.net) On May 19, 2002, Free Asia Radio Station reported that four Falun Gong practitioners in Chongqing were sentenced for broadcasting Falun Gong videos over the wired TV station.
According to the report, the First Chongqing Intermediate People's Court pronounced four Falun Gong practitioners, including Jinwei, guilty and sentenced them to 7 to 16 years of imprisonment in the name of organizing and using the [slanderous term omitted] organization to break the legal implementation and destroying the broadcasting and TV facilities. The report cited a government official stating that on January 1, 2002, four Falun Gong practitioners, including Jinwei and Li Xiangdong, managed to broadcast Falun Gong videos for as long as seventy minutes, and dozens of families were able to watch the Falun Gong videos.
The reporter interviewed a Falun Gong practitioner, Su Jing, from Washington D.C. She said that Falun Gong practitioners in China are deprived of the right to clarify the truth of the persecution. The resort was to broadcast the truth-clarifying videos over the TV station. Ms. Su Jing hopes that the international society would show concern for the fate of Falun Gong practitioners. The report also stated that Su Jing appealed to the Chinese government to stop the persecution and to release all Falun Gong practitioners who are jailed.
The reporter also interviewed a Falun Gong practitioner, Ms. Lai, from Maryland, U.S. She said that Falun Gong practitioners in China have always been trying to have peaceful dialogues with the Chinese government through the normal channels.