Arrested a Year Ago for Exercising in the Park, Thirteen Practitioners Face Unjust Trial in Shenyang City

Dadong District Court in Shenyang City scheduled a trial for 13 detained Falun Gong practitioners at 8:30 a.m. on March 18th, 2014. These practitioners, ranging in age from 48 to 73 years old, were arrested for participating in morning exercises almost a year ago. They were severely tortured while in police custody.

Arrested

Several of the practitioners were arrested in the early morning on March 21st, 2013, while doing the Falun Gong exercises in Xiafang Park, Dadong District, Shenyang. Four others were arrested on March 28th.

Most of these practitioners are from cities in Heilongjiang Province and Inner Mongolia. They have been held in Shenyang Detention Centre for almost a year.

Tortured

The practitioners were beaten and tortured severely while in police custody. Ms. Zhao Shuyun appeared to be mentally disoriented. The police shocked Ms. Fu Hui's thighs and private areas with electric batons, and her blood pressure was over 200. Ms. Wu Qiuyan suffered high blood pressure of 170/100. Seventy-two-year-old Ms. Ren Xiuying was extremely weak and suffered from leg pain. Several practitioners were disfigured from beatings.

The 13 practitioners are:

Mr. Liu Zhanhai, 48, from Harbin, Heilongjiang Province

Ms. Zhao Shuyun, in her 60s, from Tongliao City, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region

Ms. Li Yuping, 54, from Shenyang, Liaoning Province

Ms. Fu Hui, 43, from Harbin, Heilongjiang

Ms. Liu Jinxia, in her 60s, from Harbin, Heilongjiang

Ms. Zang Yuzhen, in her 60s, from Daqing City, Heilongjiang

Ms. Xu Xiaoyan, from Benxi, Liaoning

Ms. Ren Xiuying, 73, from Harbin, Heilongjiang

Ms. Gao Xiufen, 60, from Daqing, Heilongjiang

Ms. Liu Yarong, from Shenyang, Liaoning

Mr. Wang Honglin, in her 60s, from Benxi, Heilongjiang

Mr. Zhao Hongxing, in her 60s, from Harbin, Heilongjiang

Ms. Wu Qiuyan, 58, from Harbin, Heilongjiang


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