Seven Practitioners Receive Four to Eight-Year Prison Terms in Xingtai City, Hebei Province

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Ms. Qian Wanyun, Mr. Wang Jinshan, Ms. Zhang Zhihong, Mr. Wu Sanbai, Ms. Tian Shuzhen, Mr. Hao Bushen, and Mr. Yin Shunfeng were recently sentenced by the Qiaodong District Court, Xingtai City, Hebei Province.

Ms. Qian Wanyun, in her 40s, was given an eight-year sentence.

Ms. Qian lives in the Guoxin Pharmaceutical Company Residence Building and runs a health clinic. She was sentenced to one year of forced labour for distributing leaflets exposing the persecution back in January 2001.

Mr. Wang Jinshan, in his 50s, was given an eight-year sentence.

Mr. Wang lives in the Residence Building of the School for the Deaf on Steel Road in the Qiaoxi District of Xingtai City. He was employed at the Xingtai City Cable Factory.

Ms. Zhang Zhihong, in her 30s, was given a six-year sentence.

Ms. Zhang lives in the Hongxing Street People's Hospital Residence Building in the Qiaodong District. Before being arrested, she used to work at a bank.

Mr. Wu Sanbai, in his 40s, was given a four-year sentence.

Mr. Wu, a farmer, lives in Dashitouzhuang Village, South Shimen Town, Xingtai County, Xingtai City. In November 2000, he was sentenced to three years of forced labour.

Ms. Tian Shuzhen, in her 70s, was given a three-year sentence.

Ms. Tian lives on the second floor of Changzheng Factory Hospital in Xingtai City. To avoid being arrested, her daughter, Ms. Feng Chao, dares not return home.

Mr. Yin Shunfeng, in his 70s, was given a three year sentence.

Mr. Yin, now retired, used to be an official in an auto repair factory. He lives at the Xingtai City Business Bureau Residence Building. He was sentenced to three years of forced labour for lawfully appealing for Falun Gong back in January 2000.

Mr. Hao Bushen, in his 70s, was given a three year sentence.

Mr. Hao lives in the Changzheng Factory Residence Building.

The above seven practitioners were arrested on June 17th, 2008, by police officers from the National Security Division in the Qiaodong District. On the same day, Ms. Zhang Yuefen, Ms. Meng Junfang, and Mr. Feng Kai were also arrested and sentenced to forced labour. Ms. Feng Chao's husband and their two daughters, along with another practitioner, Ms. Xue Yucun, and her daughter, were released.

Below are the name of those that participated in the persecution:
Wu Shuqi, Li Jianwei, Liu Tongzhe, Dong Yajun, and Qin Guangshen, police officers from the National Security Division in the Qiaodong District
Wu Xiufeng and Liu Junhua, police officers from the Qiaodong District Procuratorate
Zhao Haimin and Li Yi'e (female), police officers from the Qiaodong District Court

Chinese version available at http://minghui.ca/mh/articles/2008/12/23/192135.html

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