Two Practitioners Steadfastly Defend Falun Dafa in Court

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On December 4, 2002, the Legal Division in Kaijiang County, Sichuan Province held a closed trial against Falun Dafa practitioners Wang Xiling and Fu Guanmin and arbitrarily sentenced them to two year's prison term without any legal basis. This trial was conducted in secrecy and the practitioner’s family members of these practitioners and their work units were not notified. They knew nothing about when, where, and how the trial would be conducted.

Both Wang Xiling and Fu Guanmin were teachers in Yongxing Central Elementary School, Kaijiang County, Sichuan Province. They told the students stories of how to be good people according to the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance. They were arrested on May 14, 2002 following a denunciation by a student's parent who did not know the truth about the persecution. The local government further forced several people including the principal, assistant principal, and director of studies to resign, accept a salary reduction, or to relocate to schools in rural villages. Wang Xiling's husband was removed from his position as director of studies and his salary was decreased by two levels. Fu Guanmin's husband has been suffering from cirrhosis of the liver for many years and totally relies on his wife to take care of him. Following Fu Guanmin's arrest, his cirrhosis deteriorated quickly because he lost his caretaker. Now, he is struggling for his life. These acts have made the people whom were directly affected as well as other local people feel injustice and anger.

Upon learning the news of the trial, some practitioners came to the court on the trial date. The court officials were left staring in surprise as practitioners peacefully and firmly entered the court, sat down in the visitor seats, and sent forth righteous thoughts [using upright thoughts to purify oneself and the surrounding environment]. The two practitioners remained righteous and dignified throughout of the entire trial process. They exposed the evildoings and lies of Jiang's regime to all the people who were in the court. They solemnly proclaimed that to be good person according to the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance is not a sin, than cultivation of Falun Dafa is not a sin, and freedom of belief is not a sin. The prosecutors and judges, who were at a loss for words, read a previously prepared verdict. The righteousness and dignity of the practitioners greatly frightened the police and officials present. The ferocious court police even paid respect to practitioners after the trial. Everyday people who attended the trial also admired the practitioner's courage.

The trial lasted for one day. During the trial, the court spread several rumours to the effect that the trial would be changed to a different date in an attempt to induce Falun Dafa practitioners to leave the court. Yet the Falun Dafa practitioners realised what they were trying to do. The number of practitioners attending the trial did not decrease, instead, more and more practitioners came to the court.

None of the judges dared to look straight at the Falun Dafa practitioners. Often, they forgot to follow the procedures because they wanted to end the trial as soon as possible so that they could flee the court.

Although the two practitioners were each sentenced to two years of imprisonment, the exposure of the evil persecution, the clarification of the fact of the persecution to the people in the court, and the mighty virtue displayed by the practitioners have deeply taken root in the hearts of all the people whop were present in the court.

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