Court Decision Paper for Pastor Lou Yuanqi

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Criminal Verdict of Huocheng County People’s Court of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region

(2009) Huo Xing Chu Zi No. 7
Public Prosecutor: Huocheng County People’s Procuratorate.

Defendant Lou Yuanqi, aka Lou Shunli, is a male of Han nationality born on March 11, 1964 in Tongxu county, Henan province.  He has completed a junior high school education and is from a private industrial and commercial unit.  He resides at Room 401, 1st Floor, Unit 4, Building 9, Chengshi Jiayuan, Qingshuihe township, Huocheng county, Xinjiang. On May 17, 2008, he was placed under criminal detention by Huocheng County Public Security Bureau on suspicion of inciting people to secede from China. On June 19 of the same year, he was arrested with an approval from Huocheng County People’s Procuratorate on suspicion of utilizing superstition in undermining the implementation of law. Currently, he is being detained at Huocheng County Detention Center.
Defense counsel: Li Dunyong, an attorney from Gong Xin Law Firm of Beijing
In its statement of indictment coded Xin Huo Jian Qi Xing Su (2008) No. 208, Huocheng County People’s Procuratorate accused the defendant Lou Yuanqi of utilizing superstition in undermining the implementation of law. It instituted a public prosecution at this court on December 2, 2008.  This court accepted the case. During the lawsuit, the public prosecutor demanded that the prosecution be canceled due to changes in facts and evidence.
This court believes that the request of the public prosecutor meets the requirements set forth in the relevant laws and that it should be supported.  Pursuant to Article 177 of “Explanations by the Supreme Court on Some Questions of How to Enforce the ‘Criminal Procedure Law of the People’s Republic of China,'” this court rules as follows:
The public prosecutor is hereby allowed to cancel its prosecution.
In the event of objection to this ruling, one may submit an appeal through this court or submit an appeal directly at the branch court in Yili Hasake Autonomous Prefecture of High People’s Court of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region within five days from the second day after receiving this verdict.  For written application for appeal, please submit one set of original copy and two sets of photocopies of the petition for appeal.
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