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Trial Without Defense Adjourned after 20 Minutes, Persecution of Falun Gong Continues

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Lu Chen  |  Epoch Times [caption id="attachment_2437" align="alignleft" width="300"]66 year-old Huang Qiaoqin (L) and her daughter Yin Xiaofeng. Huang (New Tang Dynasty Television) 66 year-old Huang Qiaoqin (L) and her daughter Yin Xiaofeng. Huang (New Tang Dynasty Television)[/caption] Not given a change to defend herself, a 66-year-old woman was told to plead guilty by a public prosecutor at the Xuhui District Court in Shanghai, China on Jan. 22. The trial was adjourned in just 20 minutes. The defendant insisted she was innocent. It was the second trial for the defendant, Huang Qiaoqin after being arrested on Nov. 25, 2013 for distributing fliers on the street about the Falun Gong meditation practice, according to Minghui (an overseas Falun Gong website). The Chinese regime’s crackdown has sought to eliminate Falun Gong practitioners since 1999. The trial opened with the public prosecutor reading the indictment, Huang’s daughter Yin Xiaofeng, who heard the trial, told New Tang Dynasty television (NTD) on Jan. 27. Without Huang’s attorney giving any defense or statement, the public prosecutor directly asked Huang if she pleads “guilty.” Huang insisted that she was innocent, Yin said. “The public prosecutor then shouted out loud, with a very bad attitude. He repeatedly asked her if she pleads guilty. My mom just said that she didn’t commit any crime,” Yin said. Huang’s lawyer, Cao Qianyong, asked the court to add two civic jurors, but the judge rejected his request. “The judge then said, ‘If so, the trial can not be continued,’” Yin said. The whole trial only lasted 20 minutes before the judge adjourned. The next trial will be on Feb. 2, NTD reported. Since Huang was arrested on Nov. 25, 2013, her weight has dropped from 143 lbs. (65 Kg) to only 77 lbs. (35 Kg) from being mistreated during detention. The former Chinese Communist Party leader, Jiang Zemin launched the persecution against Falun Gong in July 1999. Millions of Chinese citizens have been arrested, illegally detained, subjected to brainwashing, and sentenced to prison for their belief in Falun Gong, a spiritual practice based on the principles of truth, compassion, tolerance. Minghui gathered incomplete statistics showing that in 2014 at least 91 Falun Gong practitioners died due to torture, 6415 were detained without trial, and 983 were tried and sentenced for their beliefs.]]>

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