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Having Served Seven Years for His Faith, Gansu Man Faces Prosecution Again

Oct. 2, 2021 |   By a Minghui correspondent in Gansu Province, China

(Minghui.org) A Lanzhou City, Gansu Province resident is facing prosecution for his faith in Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.

Mr. Jiang Minghui, 48, was arrested on August 4, 2021, for distributing informational materials about Falun Gong. The police ransacked his home in the evening and confiscated his Falun Gong books, photo of Falun Gong’s founder, other informational materials, computer, and printer. He was taken to the Lanzhou City No.3 Detention Center around midnight.

Mr. Jiang’s wife, Ms. Wang Xiaojing, received a call from officer Li Dong on August 6 and was told that her husband had been put under criminal detention and charged with “undermining law enforcement with a cult organization,” the standard pretext used to frame Falun Gong practitioners. Li ordered Ms. Wang to pick up Mr. Jiang’s personal items and detention notice at the Tuanjiexincun Police Station. He also indicated that they would submit Mr. Jiang’s case to the prosecutor and it’s likely that he would be sentenced.

After the Chengguan District Procuratorate approved Mr. Jiang’s arrest on August 20, Ms. Wang submitted a letter to officer Li and urged him and others involved in the case to release her husband. She argued that no law has criminalized Falun Gong in China. She also said as the Chinese publishing bureau has lifted the ban on Falun Gong publication in 2011, the Falun Gong books and materials found at their home shouldn’t be used as prosecution evidence against Mr. Jiang.

Together with Ms. Wang, Mr. Jiang’s mother and brother also went to the police station and procuratorate to seek his release. After learning that the police have officially submitted Mr. Jiang’s case on September 9, they submitted a letter to prosecutor Zhang Jing on September 13 and urged her to dismiss Mr. Jiang’s case.

Previous Seven-year Prison Sentence

Mr. Jiang, the former deputy director of Lanzhou City Machinery Bureau, was previously arrested in December 2004 for distributing Falun Gong materials and sentenced to seven years by the Chengguan District Court in July 2005. He was fired by the Machinery Bureau and his ex-wife divorced him.

While serving time at the Lanzhou Prison, he was forced to do intensive unpaid labor, often peeling garlic for over ten hours a day. He had cuts all over his hands and the irritating odor and garlic juice only made the condition worse. After sitting in the humid and filthy room for a long time, he and many other inmates developed scabies all over their bodies.

Mr. Jiang was held in a solitary confinement cell for over 50 days in early 2007 and watched by four inmates. He was deprived of sleep and the guards always kept the light on during the night.

As he refused to renounce Falun Gong, he was held in solitary confinement again in March 2008. He was also subjected to close monitoring, sleep deprivation and handcuffing. His family visitation was stopped as well.

After enduring years of brutal torture, Mr. Jiang was released in December 2011. He found a job in a private company and married again in August 2012.

Perpetrators’ contact information:
Ma Zhanxian (马占贤), officer of Tuanjiexincun Police Station: +86-19896160124
Li Dong (李冬), officer of Tuanjiexincun Police Station: +86-13619363645

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Mr. Jiang Minghui Has Been Tortured for Two Years in Lanzhou Prison