(Minghui.org) A 69-year-old retired police supervisor in Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province filed a motion to reconsider her case with the Nanjing City Intermediate Court on March 13, 2022, regarding a one-year prison sentence given by the local court in December 2020 for her faith in Falun Gong.
Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is a spiritual discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.
Ms. Cheng Lan was arrested on August 29, 2019, for distributing informational materials about Falun Gong. She was indicted by the Xuanwu District Procuratorate on May 25, 2020, and tried by the Xuanwu District Court on August 12, 2020.
On December 16, 2020, Ms. Cheng was informed by the court to go and pick up her verdict. She went there on the afternoon of December 17 and never returned home. Her family later learned that she was taken to the Nanjing City Detention Center on the same day to serve a one-year term. She was also fined 10,000 yuan.
Ms. Cheng appealed to the Nanjing City Intermediate Court on December 24, which ruled to uphold her original verdict on February 20, 2021.
On April 18, 2021, Ms. Cheng was informed by the Nanjing City Police Department that her pension was to be suspended. The agency cited a policy that no retirees serving time are entitled to retirement benefits, despite the fact that no Chinese labor law has such stipulation.
Ms. Cheng was transferred to the women’s prison in nearby Zhenjiang City on April 19. There, she was monitored by the inmates around the clock, forced to stand or sit on a small stool for long hours without moving, and forced to work without pay. The inmates and guards also constantly verbally abused her and ordered her to renounce Falun Gong.
When Ms. Cheng was released on November 15, 2021, she was emaciated, having lost nearly 30 lbs in one year.
Hoping to clarify the facts about Falun Gong and the persecution, she filed the motion to reconsider her case with the higher court on March 13, 2022. She also copied the documents to agencies that were involved in her sentencing, including the Xuanwu District Court, Xuanwu District Procuratorate, and the Qixia District Police Department.
Perpetrators’ contact information:
Fang Tian (方田), judge of Xuanwu District Court: +86-25-85478341Chen Lifang (陈丽芳), prosecutor of Xuanwu District Procuratorate: +86-25-83603556Wang Kun (汪坤), officer of the Qixia District Police Department: +86-25-83148237
(More perpetrators’ contact information is available in the original Chinese article.)
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