|Lawyer Bao Longjun and his wife lawyer Wang Yu at Chengdu People’s Procuratorate’s service center
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(Chengdu, Sichuan province—March 7, 2022) On March 3, Christian human rights lawyer couple Mr. Bao Longjun and Mrs. Wang Yu traveled to Chengdu Pidu Detention Center to visit Chen Yunfei, but the detention center rejected the visitation under the excuse that “a verdict has been made for the case.”
Mr. Bao posted on Twitter with indignation:
We requested to visit Chen Yunfei in the detention center, but they didn’t let us meet with him. They said a verdict has been made for his case. When did the second trial happen? Why did they never notify his lawyers? They held a secret trial! We’ll appeal in the Procuratorate!
His wife Mrs. Wang Yu, also a renowned human rights lawyer, said:
They held Chen Yunfei’s first trial secretly without involving his lawyers, which violated litigation procedures. Then the second trial violated article 138 of “Criminal Procedure Law of the People’s Republic of China”:
“If a People’s Court of the second instance discovers that a People’s Court of the first instance has violated the litigation procedures stipulated by law, and the correct rendering of judgment may have thus been affected, it shall rescind the original judgment and remand the case to the people’s court which originally tried the case for retrial.”
However, they held another secret trial without hearing lawyers’ opinions and notifying the defendant’s family members. They don’t even let lawyers meet with their defendants after the verdict. What country is this?
|Christian Zhang Guoqing visits Chen Yunfei’s 86-year-old mother
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On January 1, 2022, Chengdu Early Rain Covenant Church’s Zhang Guoqing traveled to Dazhou to visit Chen Yunfei’s 86-year-old mother. He told her about Chen’s case, and she cried. She was worried about her son.
In 2020, Chen Yunfei was baptized in Chengdu Early Rain Covenant Church and shared how he experienced God in the prison. He said:
Why do the judges, prosecutors, police officers, prison guards, and oppressors hate me so much and persecute us? Because they lack love. Love is so scarce for them. How could it be possible for them to love? Only when their hearts are full of love can they give us love. Thus, the only thing we need to do is to continuously pray for God to save them from Satan and to pour out His love on them!
~Yu Bing, ChinaAid special reporter
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