Yinchuan City: Wife Sentenced to Four Years in Prison, Husband Serving Eight Year Sentence for Practicing Falun Gong
Name: Shan Jining (单季宁)
Date of Most Recent Arrest: October 17, 2009
Most recent place of detention: Yinchuan City Women's Prison (银川女子监狱 )
Province: Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region
Persecution Suffered: Forced labor, imprisonment, term extension
(Clearwisdom.net) Ms. Shan Jining from Yinchuan City, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, was recently illegally sentenced to four years in prison. Her husband, Mr. Wang Desheng, was sentenced to eight years in prison in 2005.
On October 17, 2009, Ms. Shan was reported to the authorities while she was clarifying the truth about Falun Gong at the Guangming Square in Yinchuan City. She was arrested by officers from the Jiefangxi Street Police Station. After being held at the Yinchuan City Detention Center for several months, she was secretly sentenced to four years in prison. She is currently detained at Yinchuan City Women's Prison.
While Ms. Shan was being held at the detention center, her mother and other family members went to the relevant government agencies several times to request her release, but they did not get any answers. The Xingqing District Police Department issued the detention notification and the Xingqing District Procuratorate issued the arrest order.
Ms. Shan began to practice Falun Gong in 1996. After the start of the persecution on July 20, 1999, she went to Beijing twice to appeal for justice for Falun Gong. In 2005, the officers from the Yongning County Police Department arrested her, and she was sentenced to three years of forced labor. Upon the expiration of her term at the Ningxia Women's Forced Labor Camp, the labor camp officials extended her detention. Shortly after she was released, she was sent to a brainwashing center.
Ms. Shan's husband, Mr. Wang, was an employee of the Zhongning Power Plant in Ningxia Province. He began to practice Falun Gong in 1993 and was a volunteer assistant for Ningxia Province. Shortly after the persecution began, he went to Beijing to appeal for justice for Falun Gong. However, he was arrested and sentenced to four years in prison. He was detained at the Guanmahu Prison in Wuzhong City, Ningxia Province.
On January 6, 2005, the Yinchuan City police arrested him again, and he was sentenced to eight years in prison.