Elementary Teacher Ms. Liu Junmao Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison
Ms. Liu Junmao, a teacher at the Chishui City No. 4 Elementary School, was secretly sentenced to ten years in prison and has been transferred to Yang'ai Prison.
Ms. Liu, 45, was previously sentenced to four years in prison in 2001 by Chishui City Court just for practicing Falun Gong. She was incarcerated in Yang'ai Prison (also called Yang'ai Forced Labor Camp).
Ms. Liu was released in 2005 and found a teaching position at a kindergarten school in Xishui County. The Chishui City police went to Xishui County and took her back to Chishui. She was forced to leave her job.
Ms. Liu was doing some odd jobs at the Jinxiu Fishing Port in Chishui in 2006. However, she was frequently harassed by the police officers and had to leave home.
She got a job at the Guiyang City Aluminum Alloy Factory in 2012. However, she and two other Falun Gong practitioners were arrested on April 12, 2012 by officers from the Baiyun District Domestic Security Team in Guiyang City. She was sentenced to ten years in prison at the end of September. They appealed to a higher court, but the Guiyang Middle Court upheld the original sentences. Ms. Liu was taken to the Yang'ai Prison on March 13, 2013.
On April 12 and 13, 2012, officers from the Baiyun District Police Department and several police stations arrested many Falun Gong practitioners including Ms. Liu, Ms. Zhao Mingli, Ms. Yuan Xueli, Mr. Zhao Guibao, Mr. Chen Yougao, Mr. Chen Yu, Mr. Yang Chenggang, Ms. Deng Kaixiu, Ms. Xie Zhongyun, Mr. Guo Wen, and Ms. Wang Tianyin. Baiyun District Court tried them in October 2012. Ms. Wang Tianyin was sentenced to nine years in prison; Mr. Zhao Guibao, seven years; Mr. Li Qing, nine years; Mr. Yang Chenggang, eight years.