採訪/陳漢 熊斌 編輯/陳潔 後製/鍾元
Lawyers File Lawsuit Against Modern Day “Ti Ying" Trial
Bian Xiaohui from Tangshan, Heibei, was abucted by
authorities when she attempted to visit her father in prison.
This 23-year-old girl who is being hailed as a modern day
‘Ti Ying’, who is known by mainland netizens for saving
her father from torture, was put on trial recently
at the Qiaodong District Law Courts, Shijiazhuang, Heibei.
Her cousin, Chen Yinghua, who accompanied her to visit
her father is also being charged and tried.
The defense lawyers pointed out that this is an illegal trial.
They protested by choosing to leave the court, and filed
a complaint with the Municipal Procuratorate.
At 9:00 on Aug. 21, Bian and Chen’s case went to trial
at the Qiaodong District Law Courts, Shijiazhuang.
It is learned that the authorities organized more than forty
people to attend, but more than a dozen family members
of the defendants were barred.
Only Chen Yinghua’s father, Chen Zhiming,
and Bian Xiaohui’s third aunt were allowed to enter.
The defense lawyers stated that Bian Xiaohui requested
two additional people’s jurors to join the collegial panel.
However, this legitimate request was denied.
Bian Xiaohui’s defense lawyer, Wang Quanzhang:
“According to law, if the party has this request, the court
must add people’s jurors into the members
of the collegial panel.
However, the court completely ignored this request."
Chen Yinghua’s defense lawyer, Zheng Jianwei: “Defendant
Bian Xiaohui requested two additional people’s jurors,
but three judges did not agree. In fact there is a legal basis,
and it is mandatory.
Therefore, if this collegial panel continues the trial,
it will be illegal."
Defense lawyers said that the court also ignored the fact that
Chen Yinghua’s physical conditions were unfit for trial.
Zheng Weijian:" Both lawyer Lan Zhixue and I are the
defense lawyers for Chen Yinghua.
We proposed that Chen’s physical conditions were unfit
for trial, and called for this case to cease and desist.
But they (judges) did not agree, and they totally disregarded
Chen’s right to health and life."
Wang Quanzhang: “Chen Yinghua is physically weak due
to a long-time hunger strike.
She is less than 50 jin (55 pounds), and is unable
to communicate normally at all.
She cannot even say a complete sentence.
Given this situation, we believe that the court broke the law,
and hence we show our protest by leaving the court."
Zheng Weijian also revealed that the judges attempted
to cast the lawyers out.
Zheng Weijian: “When the lawyers discussed the legal basis
they were threatened.
He tried to cast the lawyers out with repeated warnings,
it was really terrible.
We had no way to defend normally, the lawyers
were forced to leave.
In order to ensure the defendants can get better defense,
we left the court.
Afterward, we immediately went to the Shijiazhuang
Municipal Procuratorate to sue this illegal trial."
Bian Xiaohui’s father, Bian Lizhao, was originally a teacher
at Kailuan No.10 High School in Tangshan.
Because he practices Falun Gong, he was kidnapped two
years ago, and was subsequently illegally sentenced to 12 years.
The prison authority has long blocked Bian Lizhao
from meeting his family.
Since March 4 this year, Bian Xiaohui pulled open a banner
with “I want to see my father" in front of the prison gate
and Shijiazhuang Justice Department.
On March 12, Biao Xiaohui and her cousin, Chen Yinghua,
who accompanied her to visit her father, were abducted
by Shijiazhuang state security police.
The next day, Bian Xiaohui’s mother, Zhou Xiuzhen,
was taken away from her home by police from Tangshan’s
local police station.
Bian Xiaohui’s families were all arrested and locked up
for no reason except that her father practices Falun Gong.
Affairs commentator Ren Baiming: “Ever since Jiang Zemin
began the persecution of Falun Gong in 1999, there are many
cases of injustice of this kind.
There are many families with either fathers or mothers
who were sentenced.
Many were even sentenced to more than ten years, and there
are many orphans whose parents were persecuted to death.
Stories like these can be found everywhere
in the land of China."
Chen Yinghua’s mother, Huang Jinling, a citizen in Calgary,
Canada, held a press conference in front of the Chinese
Consulate General in Calgary two days prior to the trial
to strongly condemn and protest the illegal trial by the CCP.
Huang Jinling said that Chen Yinghua was illegally arrested
by CCP police and imprisoned to date without
any criminal conduct.
Over the past five months, Chen went on hunger strike
three times in prison to protest.
She is extremely skinny now and in critical condition.
This is the third time she was arrested due to her belief
in Falun Dafa.
On the day of the conference, many passersby expressed
their indignation towards CCP’s persecution.
Ren Baiming pointed out that Bian Xiaohui and Chen
Yinghua’s courage also inspires more people to stand up
and speak out for Falun Gong.
Ren Baimong: “In areas of Tianjin, many people did blood
handprints for Falun Gong, and spoke about the injustice
Falun Gong received.
There are more and more stories like this, and more voices,
and these lawyers fought to stand up to defend Falun Gong.
The Jiansanjiang incident that took place shortly prior caused
many lawyers to go selflessly, and the incident still continues.
Madam Huang Jinling called on the President of the CCP,
Xi Jinping, to pay attention to this case.
She said that this case is merely a daughter wants to see her
father but has been imprisoned on Article 300 charges to date.
She hoped the authorities release Chen Yinghua,
Bian Xiaohui, Zhou Xiuzhen and others.
Interview/ChenHan XiongBing Edit/ChenJie Post-Production/ZhongYuan