A Witness to How the Chinese Communist Parties Courts Treat Falun Gong Practitioners

As a resident of Hong Kong, I had often seen the Falun Gong informational materials that told how the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) authorities are persecuting the group. Because the Party claimed the human rights situation was the best during these years, I wondered whether the persecution was really so horrible. Did that mean that the Mainland Chinese news reports were all lies. Was it true that Falun Gong practitioners were allowed no human rights at all? My misgivings were finally cleared up after witnessing a court hearing against some Falun Gong practitioners in Zhuhai City, in nearby Guangdong Province.

On February 29th, 2005, the authorities tried several Falun Gong practitioners in Zhuhai City's Xiangzhou District Court. At about 9:00 a.m., when police led the three practitioners into the courtroom, I heard one of them in the distance call out, "Falun Dafa is great!" and "Falun Dafa is righteous!" It shook me to the core and I was filled with such sorrow for them at that moment because I was sure they were innocent. Among the three persons, all of whom looked like such nice people, two were men in their forties, and the other was a woman over sixty. I had no idea why a kindly old lady like her should be on trial.

Three judges appeared, one of which presided over the hearing. The court had assigned lawyers for Mr. Zhang Xuewen and the woman, while Mr. Lin Wuyong's family had asked two relatives to plead for him. They were two ladies, both about thirty-years old. However, when one of them mentioned "Falun Dafa" in the hearing, the judge yelled, "You are forbidden to say 'Falun Dafa,' but may only say 'Falun Gong'!" The other lady had remained silent, and was just looking at the judge. Without her saying anything, he shouted at her, "Are you practising Falun Gong? Is Li Hongzhi your Master?" Before she even had time to answer, the judge ordered the police to drag her from the courtroom.

Savagery has truly reached an extreme. Even in everyday social interactions, not to mention a solemn courtroom, an educated man should always treat ladies in a kind and civil manner befitting polite society. Here, however, a court judge who was supposed to serve as an example of righteousness and dignity had flown into a rage and ejected a lady, a reasonable lady and legal defender, simply for looking him in the eye. Where is the justice in that? How could this kind of person have ever become a judge? How could he possibly mete out a just sentence? Even as an unrelated observer, I felt sad and indignant.

It seems that the materials spread by the Falun Gong group are true after all. The Falun Dafa practitioners in Mainland China truly have no human rights. They are wrongly held for court trial and deprived of their right to a legal defence. Where is there any legality in this? What has become of our civilised culture? It has all been a pack of lies! At that moment, I regretted not bringing my camcorder with me to tape this incident on site, so the world could then know exactly how the CCP treats Falun Gong practitioners and how "human rights" are really manifested in China.

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