Daqing Woman to Be Tried After Over Four Months of Detention

Falun Gong practitioner Ms. He Shufang from Daqing City was arrested for distributing informational materials about Falun Gong on June 13, 2016. She has been illegally detained for over four months.

The Saertu District Procuratorate has forwarded her case to the Saertu District Court in Daqing City.

Fabricated Evidence

Ms. He was arrested by Liu Tiejun and officers from the Huizhan Police Department, Saertu District, on June 13. She has been taken to the Daqing City Detention Center. The police forwarded her case to the Saertu District Procuratorate, but the case was returned due to lack of evidence.

Liu Tiejun and others fabricated evidence against her and resubmitted the case to the procuratorate in early August. The procuratorate eventually submitted Ms. He’s case to the Saertu District Court at the end of September and suggested that the court sentence Ms. He to up to two years.

After Ms. He’s case was forwarded to the Saertu District Procuratorate, her family asked a few times for an update on the status of her case. However, they were kept out of the procuratorate and only met once with Zhang Dajun, the officer in charge of Ms. He’s case.

Zhang said that he only dealt with attorneys and did not give them any information.

Ms. He’s attorney urged Zhang to drop the case due to lack of evidence and release Ms. He. Instead, the case was turned over to the court.

Ms. He’s family inquired about Ms. He’s pending trial a few times in October but were told that court staff would only speak with attorneys.

Family Devastated

Ms. He, 52, lived in Saertu District, Daqing City. She recovered from heart disease after learning Falun Gong, and also benefited from the teachings and core principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance.

She took care of her mother-in-law, who was bed-ridden, for several years. Under Ms. He’s care, her mother-in-law’s health improved and eventually she was able to walk.

After Ms. He was arrested, her mother-in-law was devastated and had to be hospitalized for over a week.

Ms. He’s husband has severe diabetes. He lost his job a few years ago when the company he was working for went bankrupt. He could not find another job and had to rely on Ms. He to support the family.

After she was arrested, her husband’s health declined. Sores on his feet festered, causing him to walk with a limp. His eyesight weakened. Even so, he had to take care of his mother.

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