採訪/劉惠 編輯/周平 後製/蕭宇
Help! Chen Zhenping Persecuted and Now Near Death
Several Falun Gong practitioners in Henan province were
heavily sentenced by the Chinese Communist Party.
They are now detained in Henan Xinxiang Women’s Prison,
suffering severe persecution.
One of them, Chen Zhenping from Zhengzhou,
is too ill to stand and has had a nervous breakdown.
Her daughters, worrying about Chen’s life safety,
disclosed the CCP’s brutal persecution.
On the eve of the Beijing Olympics in 2008, Chen Zhenping
was given an eight-year jail term for practicing Falun Gong.
On February 2, Minghui.org reported that Chen has been
severely persecuted in jail.
Two inmates who were officially assigned to monitor and
torture Falun Gong practitioners, deprived Chen Zhenping of sleep.
They also forcibly brainwashed and forced Chen
to denounce Falun Gong.
The prison authorities even instructed criminal offenders to
steal the money that Chen Zhenping’s daughters left to her.
Chen thus cannot afford basic necessities.
Minghui reported that the warden talked to Chen weekly,
forcing her to admit that she has never been persecuted.
Now Chen Zhenping has been too ill to stand, and
has had a complete mental breakdown.
On Feb. 4, Jin Zhaoyu, Chen Zhenping’s eldest daughter
lving in Finland, told NTD the latest information about Chen.
For 40 consecutive months, Henan Xinxiang Women’s Prison
forbade anyone to visit Chen Zhenping.
However, in August 2012, two female prison guards who are
main culprits in the persecution of Chen Zhenping told Chen’s brother he could visit her.
Jin Zhaoyu: “I feel they were just lying! If it is allowed, why
till today does the prison still forbid my uncle from seeing her?
I telephoned my uncle recently and was told the prison
actually forbids him from going to see her !”
(Chen Zhenping’s attorney) Li Subin:
“Chen Zhenping is still imprisoned.
The prison authorities simply ban anyone from visiting her.
The pretext is that paying a visit to Chen should get her
prior guarantee of trustworthiness."
NTD reporter: “But she’s deprived of personal liberty,
how can she entrust a lawyer? She’s even cut off contact with her lawyer!”
Li Subin: “This is a provision issued by the Ministry of Justice.
Strictly speaking, it violates the Criminal Procedure Law."
Jin Zhaohuan is Chen Zhenping’s youngest daughter.
After Chen’s arrest in 2008, Jin Zhaohuan went to court to ask for the written judgment.
Ren Yuan, the judge handling the case,
beat 19-year-old Jin Zhaohuan in public.
Afterwards, in order to escape the police,
Jin Zhaohuan had to go into hiding.
In April 2012, rescued by the Finnish government,
Jin Zhaohuan reunited with her elder sister in Finland.
Jin Zhaohuan: “Before 1999, my mother had been
diagnosed with late-stage cancer.
Doctors in five hospitals told us that she only had
3 months left to live.
But later, after she began to practice Falun Gong,
she quickly regained her health, and had very good temper and mentality.
Since the CCP launched the persecution of Falun Gong,
my mom has been arrested repeatedly.
She has been detained in the reeducation-through
labor centers and jail.
At school, I suffered discriminatory treatment
from teachers and classmates.”
The biggest newspaper in Northern Finland, Lapin Kansa,
twice reported the two sisters’ stories.
Amnesty International has four times released urgent
action calls for Chen Zhenping.
In 2010, Chen Zhenping’s case was submitted to the UN.
In 2011 the European Commission for Human Rights
included Chen Zhenping in a list of prisoners of conscience,
urging the CCP regime for an immediate release of them.
Jin Zhaohuan: “My mother was put in jail five times.
She was released in 2003, and re-arrested in 2008.
During this five-year interval, the authorities placed us
under residential surveillance.
My mother was banned from going outside home.
We were deprived of our own legal rights.”
It is said that Chen Zhenping still refuses to give up
her belief in Falun Dafa.
Jin Zhaoyu said she is very upset when learning of
her mother’s continuing situation.
Jin Zhaoyu: “Of course, my sister and I will intensify efforts,
appealing to the community to help rescue my mother.
We』ll continue to disclose information to the media and to
ask for help from international rescue organizations.
We also call upon each country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs
to help rescue my mother."
In June 2012, YLE TV, the Finnish national public service,
broadcast the story of Jin Zhaoyu rescuing her mother.
In May 2012, Czech Amnesty International invited Jin Zhaoyu
to take part in a protest against the CCP regime,
which was staged in front of the CCP embassy in Prague.