Recent Developments in the Persecution of Ms. Wang Bo's Family in Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province

On November 10th, 2006, the Court of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in Hebei Province tried the family of Falun Dafa practitioner Wang Bo of Shijiazhuang City. According to Chinese Communist Party law, from the date the court accepts a case, it takes one month to six weeks at most for the verdict to be given. It has been two months since the court opened the case. Relatives of the family have taken turns enquiring at the court in the Changan District. After painstaking efforts, they managed to contact the judge, who said, "We had a verdict, but it still needs to be approved by the Intermediate Court in Shijiazhuang City. The final result should come out this week or next week." It was strictly emphasised that they only notify the tried parties of the verdict and no one else, including relatives.

The CCP never abides by even its own laws when they deal with Falun Dafa practitioners. Having a trial is only a showcase to deceive the world's people. The Department of Public Security for the Province manipulated the trial and handed down the sentence. At the trial, the Procuratorate accused Wang Bo's family of "particularly grave crimes." The Party intended to give severe sentences to the three of them. Relatives and friends are seeking help from lawyers and waiting for the verdict from the first trial. They are actively involved in rescuing them.

If the results of the first trial are not available, a lawyer will not be able to be involved in the second trial. CCP officials don't allow relatives to see the three Wang family members or talk to them on the phone. There was no lawyer to defend them in the first trial.

In the first trial the presiding judge promised the return of 40,000 yuan1 and three boxes of clothes and other items confiscated from Wang Bo's family. But Li Xingshan from the National Protection Team in Shijiazhuang City is still in possession of the property. The judge expressed his inability to order that those things be returned to Wang Bo's family and asked their relatives to go to see Li themselves.

We ask everyone in China and outside of China to become aware of this case and show your support.

Here we quote Article 35 of the Constitution of the People's Republic of China: "Citizens have the freedom of expression, publication, assembly, association, protest, and demonstration." The Procuratorate of the CCP did not follow the law in prosecuting Wang Bo's family. Wang Bo, her father, Wang Xinzhong, and her mother, Liu Shuqin, were exercising their basic rights--freedom of expression and publication, both granted by the constitution--when they published articles on the Minghui website [Chinese version of Clearwisdom.net] to let people know how they were persecuted, hung up banners asking people to quit the Chinese Communist Party, and printed and distributed fliers to tell people the truth about Falun Gong. They didn't violate the law or commit any crimes.

Relevant organisations and personnel:

Changan District Court in Shijiazhuang City
Address: No 15 Huailing Road Shijiazhuang City, Zip code 050021

General Office: 86-311-85814012, 86-311-85815253, 86-311-85814311

No 1 Criminal Court (in charge of Wang Bo's Family's Case):

Director Wang Xu
Deputy Director Yue (female)
Judge Wang
Presiding Judge Li Haiting

The People's Procuratorate in Changan District Shijiazhuang City

Address: No 17 Huailing Road Shijiazhuang City, Zip code 050021

Phone Numbers: 86-311-85871546, 86-311-85871547, 86-311-85871548, 86-311-85871551, 86-311-85813624, 86-311-85816038, 86-311-85874940

Liu Xia and Wang Yang (two prosecutors of Wang Bo's Family's Case)

Chief Prosecutor Li Wei, lw@cajcy.com
Deputy chief prosecutor: pwq@cajcy.com
Deputy Chief Prosecutor of the People's Procuratorate in Changan District: Zhang Yuli

The 610 Office in Hebei Province
Address: No 46 Weiming Road South, Shijiazhuang City, Zip code 050052

Note

1. "Yuan" is the Chinese currency; 500 yuan is equal to the average monthly income of an urban worker in China.

Chinese version available at http://www.minghui.org/mh/articles/2007/1/11/146608.html

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