Shortly after 9 am on December 11th, 2007, Taihe District Court in Jinzhou City, Liaoning Province held a trial for practitioners Mr. Wang Xiaomin, Ms. Jing Cuizhen and her husband Mr. Sheng Fuji. The court did not announce the verdicts at the end of the trial. The current location of the three practitioners is unknown.
During the trial, practitioner Mr. Wang Xiaomin refused to answer any questions. He said resolutely, "Falun Dafa practitioners are not guilty, but have been the victims of persecution." When Mr. Wang Xiomin's family expressed the wish to explain the facts of the persecution, the court staff dared not to let them speak the truth, so they pushed them out of the court and hastily wound up the trial.
Practitioner Mr. Wang Xiaomin has held fast to his belief in the principle of "Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance" over the past eight years. He was arrested and detained eight times, including being sentenced twice to forced labour. Mr. Wang Xiaomin was arrested on August 20th, 2007, by policemen from Xiaolingzi Police Station and was detained at Jinzhou City No. 1 Detention Centre.
Ms. Jing Cuizhen and her husband Mr. Sheng Fuji were arrested shortly after 10 pm on August 25th, 2007, by police from Nuerhe Police Station and Taihe Police Sub-department, Jinzhou City. Their home has been ransacked three times since then. They are being held at the Jinzhou No. 1 Detention Centre.
Li Yuxia, Party Secretary of the Jinzhou City Political and Judiciary Committee 86-416-2386666 (Home)
Liu Tieli: Director of 610 Office 86-416-2938080 (Home)
Zhang Jiuyi, Head of Nuerhe Police Station: 86-13940694055 (Home)
Ms. Wang Xiaoping's Speech in Defence of Her Husband's Innocence
Presiding Judge, judicial officers and all present here:
My name is Wang Xiaoping, Mr. Wang Xiaomin's wife. I am here today to defend my husband.
At around 12 midnight on August 20th, policemen Liu Xu, Ma Hongtao, and Ge Bo from Xiaolingzi Police Station and Taihe Police Sub-department climbed over from my neighbour' fence and burst into our house by forcing open a window. My son woke up from the noise. The three policemen seized my husband without giving an explanation. My son shouted, "Don't take my father away!" However, the policemen even threatened my son with guns. At the time my son still grabbed his father. Liu Xu, the Political Commissar of the local police station even broke the glass that served as a partition wall.
That night many villagers came. They asked, "Do you have an arrest warrant?" Liu Xu replied, "No, we are going to release him after taking down some notes." Both parties refused to budge until early in the morning when forty more policemen came and took my husband away by force.
All members of my family were waiting for the return of my husband, since the policemen only asked to take down some notes from him. However, we waited for more than 3 months and during that period of time we were not allowed to go to visit him, so we had no news from him whatsoever. Finally, what we had waited so long for, which was the release of my husband, did not happen. Instead, we received a notification of sentence of my husband. My son held me and cried, "My father is a good person. Why should he be sentenced? Release my Father!" My parents and parents in law were crying every day. They were longing for the return of their son.
I longed to find a lawyer to defend my husband. However, I could not. It was not that I did not have the money, nor that there were no lawyers in Jinzhou City. The problem was that there was no one who dared to speak the truth under such pressure from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
I am here to defend my husband's innocence.
Falun Dafa teaches people to be good based on the principles of "Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance". Falun Dafa practitioners think of other people first. What's more, many people had their health and character improve through practising Falun Dafa. My husband suffered from hepatitis B, kidney stones and stomach trouble. We spent nearly 30 thousand yuan1 but failed to cure his illnesses. However, after learning to practise Falun Dafa, all his illnesses disappeared without any medication. Was this the reason you sentence my husband? In China, the sacred words "Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance" are being persecuted, and people who are cultivating kindness according to the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance need to defend their innocence with such a lengthy speech! How ridiculous and how sad it is!
The constitution stipulates that citizens have the freedom of speech. It also stipulates that everyone is equal before the law. However, the police forcefully took my husband away without an arrest warrant. They even ransacked my home and used guns to threaten my son. As a result, my son was severely hurt mentally. He is very much afraid of seeing a policeman. He dared not to come back home and had to stay with his grandmother.
The law enforcement officials are committing crimes themselves. They ransack homes, search for books, arrest or sentence people to forced labour camps and prisons or send people to mental hospitals at will. Therefore, they have violated Article 39 of the constitution and Article 245 of the Criminal Law. They committed the crime of illegal searching and the crime of illegally entering people's residences. They also violated Article 37 of the Constitution and Article 238 of the Criminal Law in their crimes of illegally detaining people and seriously abusing citizen's rights. What they have done is nothing but commit crime. I request the judge to look into their responsibilities.
They said my husband had disturbed social order. The fact is that after each day's work my husband would come back home to sleep, which clearly would not do any harm to the society. Then for what reason was he arrested, and why will he be sentenced to jail? Any normal judge in the world would not say that he has committed any crime. If it is a crime, then why does the court not present any evidence to let those present here see the evidence? If there is no evidence, then what could be the crime?
Article 35 of the Constitution of the People's Republic of China stipulates that citizens enjoy the freedom of speech, freedom of press, freedom of assembly, parade and protest. Article 36 of the constitution stipulates that the citizens have the freedom of religious belief. Spiritual belief does not constitute a crime. The law is to restrain people's actions, not their spirits and minds. They should be restrained by moral standards. Let me ask this, what adverse effect did my husband cause to the society and which law did he break?
Judges present here, you are the portraits of justice. Punishing the evil-doers and protecting the good is your responsibility. My husband is not guilty. You must enforce the law impartially and hand down a verdict of not guilty to my husband. This would give back the integrity of my family and give you yourselves a beautiful future.
Defender: Wang Xiaping
1. "Yuan" is the Chinese currency; 500 yuan is equal to the average monthly income of an urban worker in China.
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