Jilin Province: 55 Sentenced for Their Faith in 9 Months

November 04, 2016 | By a Minghui correspondent in Jilin Province

(Minghui.org) The first nine months of 2016 recorded 55 cases of Jilin residents sentenced for refusing to renounce Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline being persecuted by the Chinese communist regime.

Due to the state-imposed informational blockade, the actual number of innocent citizens targeted for their faith is likely to be much higher than reported.

The affected practitioners were given prison terms ranging from 1 to 9 years, with an average of 3.88 years.

It is unclear, though, when the sentenced practitioners were arrested.

List of Sentenced

Jiang Dan, Liang Shumei, and Yang Guoshu: sentences remain unknown.

Dong Guangwen: 9 years

Yao Weimao and Zhang Jingbo: 8 years

Li Yanxia, Li Yuzhen, Liu Juntang, a practitioner surnamed Yu, Zhang Jing, and Zhang Suhua: 7 years

Liu Xiangzhuo and Zhu Yaxian: 5 years

Cui Mingshu and Wang Shuyan: 4.5 years

Huai Guang, Su Jing, Su Jing’s daughter, and Wang Xuchun: 4 years

Guo Hongliang, Sun Yajun, Wang Junjie, Zhang Xiuxiang, Zhao He, andZheng Yanji: 3.5 years

Gao Fengmei, Gong Qiumin, Guo Yafen, Hu Yuxia, Jiao Fengzhen, Jing Fengwei, Li Dayong, Li Guiqin, Li Guirong, Liang Yujie, Liu Shuyan, Liu Xingrong, Liu Yan, Qian Yujiu, Ren Shurong, Shen Guiyun, Wang Shuying, Wang Xiaoxin, Yang Hongchen, Zhang Xu: 3 years

Li Xianying, Liang Shumei, and Pan Ying: 3 years with 5 years of probation

Liu Quanwu: 2.5 years

Liu Yuxia and Zhang Zhen: 2 years

Zhang Shunhong: 1.5 years

Liu Yuqin and Yin Li: 1 year

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Jilin Woman Formally Arrested for Her Faith

October 25, 2016 | By a Minghui correspondent in Jilin Province

(Minghui.org) A Changchun resident has been formally arrested for refusing to renounce Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline being persecuted by the Chinese communist regime. Ms. Cui Ronghua, in her 50s, now faces charges for her faith.

A group of agents from the Taoyuanlu Police Station shut off electricity to Ms. Cui’s apartment on the night of September 10, 2016. When Ms. Cui’s family came out to investigate, the police broke in and arrested her, terrifying her elderly mother in the process.

Two officers returned about one hour later to search Ms. Cui’s home for a second time. They also brought her back home, taking pictures of her and confiscated items. Ms. Cui knew that they were trying to fabricate evidence against her, and she kept telling them that she did nothing wrong by owning Falun Gong books and materials.

Ms. Cui remains at Changchun City No. 4 Detention Center, where she has been denied family visits.

Her family is calling on Falun Gong practitioners both inside and outside of China to call the local police and seek her release.

Taoyuanlu Police Station: +86-431-88742065
Chief Wang: +86-15568895755, +86-15904405485
Chief Zou: +86-15754362193
Gu Dejun (in charge of Ms. Cui’s case)
Jiang Yandong: +86-15904405487

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Defense Attorney Not Allowed to Defend Falun Gong Practitioner

October 24, 2016 | By a Minghui correspondent in Jilin Province, China

(Minghui.org) Ms Deng Lijuan is a Falun Gong practitioner in Yushu City, Jilin Province. She was put on trial on September 21, 2016 by the Dunhua City Court. The trial was held in the Longjing Court of Yanji City. Zhou Jimin was the presiding judge. Wang Cuiling was the court judge. Liang Ersheng was the prosecutor.

Before the trial, Ms. Deng’s family was informed that the lawyer from Beijing whom Ms. Deng’s family hired for her, was not allowed in the court. When they inquired about this decision, the judge told them the decision came from the 610 Office, and they had nothing to do with it.

The family went to the 610 Office of Dunhua City. They were told that the provincial authority made the decision that no lawyer from Beijing was allowed to be involved in the case.

Ms. Deng didn’t see her lawyer at the trial, and asked about it. Judge Wang Cuiling lied to her, “The lawyer withdrew from the case.”

When Ms Deng was asked whether she still practiced Falun Gong, Ms. Deng told them, “I used to be a lymphoma patient and was cured through practicing Falun Gong.”

Ms. Deng also described how she was tortured during a brutal interrogation by the police. “I was not allowed to sleep. They tied me to the tiger bench and poured cold water on me. They pulled out much of my hair. Later, the newly grown hair was all white.”

Torture Illustration: Tiger Bench

Torture Illustration: Dousing with Cold Water

Parties involved in persecuting Ms. Deng:Liang Ersheng(梁二胜), court prosecutor: +86-433-6339081 (Office), +86-17604339740 (Cell)Zhou Jimin (周济民), presiding judge: +86-433-6339418 (Office)Wang Cuiling (王翠玲), judge: +86-17604330656 (Cell)

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Category: Accounts of Persecution