Hubei Man Sentenced to Two Years for Mailing Letters About Falun Gong
(Minghui.org) A Wuhan City, Hubei Province resident was sentenced to two years in prison for his faith in Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.
Mr. Wang Quan was arrested on January 9, 2018 for mailing letters to the public about the persecution of Falun Gong. He has been detained at Qingling Detention Center since.
The police didn’t inform Mr. Wang’s family of his arrest. It took an insider two weeks to find his family and tell them about his status.
Mr. Wang’s family hired a lawyer to represent him. On February 1, 2018, the lawyer visited him at the detention center before stopping by the local police station to inquire about his case. The police refused to provide any information, and the lawyer submitted a bail request on behalf of Mr. Wang.
When Mr. Wang’s elderly father and brother traveled 130 miles from their home in Zhongxiang City to Wuhan four days later, they were not allowed to visit him.
The police submitted Mr. Wang’s case to Wuchang District Procuratorate on March 5, 2018, which then indicted him and forwarded his case to Wuchang District Court.
Although the judge at Wuchang District Court returned Mr. Wang’s case to the procuratorate for insufficient evidence on September 24, 2018, the prosecutor and police refused to release him and collected more evidence to frame him.
Mr. Wang’s father, who was suffering from multiple ailments, was in deep distress and agony about his arrest. His health deteriorated and he passed away on May 19, 2019.
Mr. Wang appeared in court on November 6, 2019. His lawyer entered a not-guilty plea for him. The judge convicted him nine days later.
Prior to his latest sentence, Mr. Wang was arrested on June 26, 2005 for talking to people about Falun Gong while he was working in Guangdong Province. His supervisor at work took possession of his computers, printer and salary during the time he was detained.
Mr. Wang’s family is calling for international attention to his case and urging the judge to release their loved one immediately.