(Minghui.org) In order to collect information to frame a Falun Gong practitioner in Jiujiang City, Jiangxi Province, the police interrogated her 13-year-old stepson, who has a learning disability, when no guardian was present.

Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is a spiritual discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.

A group of plainclothes officers knocked on Ms. Liu Huiping’s door on September 26, 2022. She refused to open the door so the police climbed into her home through the window. The printer she used to print study materials for her stepson and her cellphone were confiscated. 

The police accused Ms. Liu of teaching her stepson to practice Falun Gong. The police later went to her son’s school, asked him many questions and videotaped him. 

Ms. Liu was first given 15 days of administrative detention and put on criminal detention on October 12. The Lianxi District Procuratorate approved her arrest on October 21. 

Ms. Liu’s husband, Mr. Zhong Qingmiao, filed a complaint with Lianxi District Procuratorate on November 8 against the police and prosecutor Lian Zhen for wrongfully persecuting her. Prosecutor Jiang Yaqing received him but refused to accept the complaint. “The entire county is like this [persecuting Falun Gong]. There is nothing I can do,” said Jiang.

Mr. Zhong returned two days later to submit his complaint. He was given a document, which the procuratorate said was the legal basis for their prosecution of Falun Gong practitioners.

The document was nowhere to be found online. Mr. Zhong noted it was an internal document issued by the Supreme Court on November 5, 1999 [Supreme Court, 1999-29], asking courts at various levels to study and follow two other documents that were both issued on October 30, 1999. 

The first document was “Resolution on Banning Heretic Cult Organizations, Guarding against and Punishing Heretic Cult Activities” from the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress. The second document was “Interpretation from the Supreme Court and the Supreme People’s Procuratorate Regarding the Application of the Law in Handling Cases Involving Heretic Organizations.”

Mr. Zhong said it is hard to imagine that prosecutors would cite an internal document, not an enacted law, to support their prosecution of Falun Gong practitioners. 

Ms. Liu, a native of Changde City, Hunan Province, married Mr. Zhong, a Jiujiang City resident who also practices Falun Gong, in 2021. She moved to Jiujiang in May 2022. 

Ms. Liu’s stepson, a six-grader, didn’t learn how to say “dad” and “mom” until he was almost six years old. An examination indicted that he had a learning disability and his intelligence at six was equivalent to that of a three-year-old. 

After Ms. Liu moved to Jiujiang, she took good care of the boy and her 83-year-old father-in-law. Just one month before she was arrested, her father-in-law suddenly felt very cold and couldn’t move, when the temperature was over 100 °F outside. Ms. Liu found a blanket for him and fed him warm water. He finally felt better a few hours later.

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