Woman Sentenced to Prison for Suing Authorities for Her Suffering in the Persecution

September 02, 2016 | By a Minghui correspondent in Heilongjiang Province, China

(Minghui.org) A teacher in Jiansanjiang was sentenced to three years in prison for filing a lawsuit against the local brainwashing center that kept her captive after her 4-year imprisonment. She was targeted by the authorities for practicing Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline persecuted by the Chinese regime since 1999.

When Ms. Jiang Xinbo was released from prison on September 9, 2013, she was taken straight to Qinglongshan Brainwashing Center (in Jiansanjiang), where she was confined for two months and tortured. However, she was taken back to the brainwashing center in February 2014 and not released until April 23.

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Ms. Jiang Xinbo

Her latest arrest came when police took her from her home at the end of 2015 and put her in a detention center the next day. After holding a hunger strike for 12 days, Ms. Jiang was transferred to Hegang City Second Detention Center and placed under criminal detention.

Ms. Jiang continued her hunger strike. The guards forcibly administered intravenous injections. She was denied meetings with her lawyer because she refused to wear a black headcover during the visits.

Her family was notified of her arrest in February 2016. She was tried on July 8 by Jiansanjiang Court. Prior to the trial, the authorities threatened several Falun Gong practitioners in the city not to appear at the trial. On the day of the trial, a dozen police cars surrounded the court, and many officers guarded the entrance. Armed police units patrolled major roads to Jiansanjiang.

The trial started at 10 a.m. and lasted for three hours. Ms. Jiang was allowed to speak for about ten minutes. No verdict was issued that day. A month later on August 10, the court sentenced Ms. Jiang to three years in prison and fined her 30,000 yuan (~$4,500 USD).

Related reports:
Heilongjiang Authorities Arrest Nine in One Day Over Human Rights Case

Seven Practitioners Secretly Transferred After Four Attorneys Beaten at Jiansanjiang

High School Teacher Ms. Jiang Xinbo Harassed and Detained After Filing Charges Against Persecutors

Teacher Ms. Jiang Xinbo Taken to Brainwashing Center after Being Persecuted in Prison for Four Years

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Introducing Falun Gong in Croatian Town of Opatija

August 25, 2016

(Minghui.org) Practitioners from Croatia and Slovenia held an event on July 23, 2016 in the Croatian town of Opatija to inform the public about Falun Gong and the persecution. Located on the Adriatic coast, Opatija attracts many tourists during the summer months.

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Practitioners demonstrate the Falun Gong exercises in Opatija.

Passersby, including many tourists from around the world, expressed great interest in learning more about Falun Gong and the persecution in China. They were happy to take flyers and signed the petition calling for an end to the Chinese regime’s killing of practitioners in China for their organs.

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Passersby and tourists learn about Falun Gong and the persecution in China.

Amid the crowded streets of Opatija, people approached the booth, took flyers, observed practitioners while they demonstrated the exercises, and asked questions about the persecution. Many from Croatia and neighboring countries wanted to know how and where they could learn Falun Gong.

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Passersby and tourists learn about Falun Gong and the persecution in China.

Amid the crowded streets of Opatija, people approached the booth, took flyers, observed practitioners while they demonstrated the exercises, and asked questions about the persecution. Many from Croatia and neighboring countries wanted to know how and where they could learn Falun Gong.

Category: Other Community Events

California: Victorville Residents Call to End Killing for Organs in China

October 11, 2015

(Minghui.org) Falun Gong practitioners from south California participated in the annual Fall Festival on October 3, 2015 in Victorville, a small town located 80 miles northeast of Los Angeles. They collected signatures on a petition condemning the Chinese state-sanctioned organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners.

More than 400 people signed the petition, which asked congressman Paul Cook from California 8th district to co-sponsor House Resolution 343, which condemns and calls for the end of the organ harvesting in China.

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People sign the petition.

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Reporter Scott Abell from a local TV station talks to a Falun Gong practitioner. He is interested in having a special interview of practitioners on the issue of organ harvesting.

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Brett Kahn from the John Birch Society talks to a practitioner. He invited practitioners to give a talk at their monthly meeting. (The John Birch Society has been dedicated to restoring and preserving freedom under the U.S. Constitution, according its official website.)

Besides supporting Falun Gong’s peaceful resistance, many people were also interested in learning the exercises and joining the local free workshop.

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