Nine Practitioners Arrested for Their Support of Ms. Gan Quiliang
(Minghui.org) Practitioner Ms. Gan Qiuliang in Yuanjiang City, Hunan Province was tried on September 24, 2015. The judge will announce the sentence at a later date.
Ms. Gan's lawyer from Beijing plead not guilty during the trial, notwithstanding the judge's repeated interruptions. The lawyer requested that Ms. Gan be immediately released, and the audience applauded when he finished the speech. The judge wanted to know who led the applause and said that the monitors would show it.
After the trial, fellow practitioners accompanied Ms. Gan's family to the 610 Office on September 29 to ask for her release. The agents not only ignored their request, but summoned two carloads of armed police and arrested them. Mr. Gan's 70 year old father and at least eight practitioners were arrested.
Ms. Gan was arrested by agents from the Yuanjiang City 610 Office on March 18, 2015 for making phone calls to tell people about the facts of Falun Gong. The police ransacked her home, and confiscated a computer, two cell phones, a set of Falun Gong books, 40 copies of the Nine Commentaries on the Chinese Communist Party, and over 2,000 yuan.
They took her to the Yuanjiang Detention Center the next day, where she was held until the trial. The warrant for her arrest was issued on April 23, 2015.