Association Press Release
|August 24, 2006
|Midland, Texas (CAA)
China Aid Association, Inc.
PO Box 8513 Midland, TX 79708
Tel: (267) 205-5210 Fax: (432) 686-8355
Contact: Bob Fu (267) 205-5210
the verdict document for missionary Wu
learned August 19, a house church in Liang Jiagou Village,
Wudaqu District, Wuhai City, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in
China was raided by the local police.
Around 8 AM, August 19, the local police, accompanied by the
officers of the Local United Front Department and the Ethnic
Minority Affairs Committee went to the Liang Jiagou Church and
confiscated church property including stools and a blackboard
etc. They warned the Christians that they can not gather except
at the government sanctioned Three-Self Patriotic Movement
CAA also learned that August 5, 2006, Wu Guilan, a female
Mongolian missionary was sentenced to 1 year in a re-education
through labor camp by the local government.
It is said that Sister Wu Guilan was evangelizing the Mongolian
people in Yi Jin Huo Luo Flag, Inner Mongolia Autonomous
District. She preached that the Mongolian people should not
worship Genghis Khan (which was useless), but should worship the
“Heavenly God.” She also organized several evangelistic
activities. The 50-year-old female missionary was arrested by
the local Public Security Bureau July 27, 2006.
August 5, 2006, Wu Guilan was sentenced to 1 year in a
re-educated through labor camp by the local “Re-education
through Labor Administrative Committee” on suspicion of
organizing a cult.
August 24, the People's Court of Yinan County, Shandong
Province, sentenced Chen Guangcheng, a renowned blind civil
rights activist, to four years and three months in prison on
charges of willfully damaging property, organizing a mob, and
disrupting traffic. Chen Gengjiang and two others were tried
secretly August 18, and sentenced to seven months in detention
(a sentenced that is postponed for 1 year.) Chen Guangcheng’s
wife is currently under house arrest.
In 2005, Chen exposed the local authority’s harsh measures of
Chen filed a class-action lawsuit against Linyi officials on a
woman's behalf and drew attention to the plight of the
villagers. Although the law suit he filed was rejected, the
incident was publicized on the internet by
Magazine who interviewed Chen.
Three hours after the interview in Beijing, Chen was shoved into
an unmarked vehicle by Public Security Agents from his hometown.
They took him back to his village, where he was held under house
arrest for months.
Chen was removed from his house in March 2006 and formally
detained in June 2006 by Yinan County Officials.
None of Chen's lawyers, as well as his wife, were allowed in the
courtroom for the trial. The authorities appointed a public
defender for Chen. As a result, the lawyer did little to help
his new client. August 24, 2006, Chen was sentenced to four
years and three months for "damaging property, organizing a mob,
and disrupting traffic.
“The attack on the House Church and the labor camp sentence of
the missionary in Inner Mongolia are certainly contradictory to
the Chinese government’s repeated claims of protecting the
minority people’s religious freedom,” said Rev. Bob Fu,
President of China Aid, “The obvious disregard for the rule of
law by this illegal trial and the heavy sentence of the blind
rights activist, Mr. Chen Guangcheng, should shake the
confidence of conscientious international investors in China.”
Attachment: The re-education through labor decision for Wu
Guilan, legal document.
Eerduosi City Re-education through Labor Administrative
Re-education through Labor Decision
Document number: E Lao Jiao Zi  182
Wu Guilan, Female, ethnic Mongolian, born July 7, 1956,
identification card No: 152825195607010028, unemployed,
graduated from Specialized Middle School, Registered permanent
address: Lawuzhong Flag, Inner Mongolia Autonomous District.
Temporary residential address: Artengxire Town, Yijinhuoluo
Flag, Eerduosi City, Inner Mongolia Autonomous District.
Yijinhuoluo Flag Public Security Bureau concluded that: Since
July, 2006, Wu Guilan has been spreading heresies among the
Mongolian masses in the territory of Yijinhuoluo Flag; that
“illness could be healed without medicine by believing in the
Heavenly God,” and that “one could become rich without working;”
moreover, “the traditional lifestyle of the Mongolians is not
good, one should believe in the heavenly God instead of
worshipping Genghis Khan, which is useless.” She also instigated
others to engage in cult activities. Wu Guilan has confessed to
all of these accusations.
The Re-education through Labor Administrative Committee verified
the crime and concluded that: Since July, 2006, Wu Guilan has
been spreading heresies among the Mongolian masses in the
territory of Yijinhuoluo Flag; that “illness could be healed
without medicine by believing in Heavenly God,” and that “one
could become rich without working;” moreover, “the traditional
lifestyle of the Mongolians is not good, one should believe in
the heavenly God instead of worshipping Genghis Khan, which is
useless.” She also incited others to engage in cult activities.
The above fact is proven by Wu Guilan’s confession, the evidence
and witnesses, as well as the statement of the victims. We have
informed Wu Guilan that she has the right to ask for a hearing,
and she expressed that she would not ask for one.
The Reeducation through Labor Administrative Committee concluded
that: Wu Guilan interfered with the execution of national law by
organizing cult. The fact is clear, the evidence is abundant.
Her case fits the condition of Reeducation through Labor. Based
on the 4th Item of the 10th Article in "Trial Method of
Re-education through Labor," we declare that Wu Guilan be
re-educated through labor for 1 year, beginning July 27, 2006 to
July 26, 2007.
If you refuse to accept this decision, you can apply for
administrative review to the Autonomous District Re-education
through Labor Administrative Committee (address: in the District
Public Security Department) within 60 days after receiving this
decision. Or, you may file an administrative law suit with the
local court within 3 days after receiving this decision.
Date: August 5th, 2006
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