Inner Mongolia court prevents lawyers from reading files of imprisoned Bible sellers
01/14/2022 China (International Christian Concern) – On January 11, four Christian lawyers came to Hohhot, the capital of Inner Mongolia, to say that they had been commissioned by four Christians to take their “illegal business operations” case to court. popular of Huimin. However, the four lawyers have been informed that the case will open on January 17.
Given the short timeframe, it would be impossible for Fang Xiangui, Zhu Shujin, Zhao Qingshan and Yuan Mao to read the 123 files and learn more about the case in time. They immediately protested to Judge Han Yanjie, hoping that the court would guarantee them enough time to read the materials according to law.
Judge Han replied that the court had already done all the preparation, including assigning the judicial police and arranging the court hearings, so she rejected their request to postpone the trial.
After a long debate with Judge Han and the presiding judge, the four lawyers knew that their request would not be granted. In response, they took to social media to protest the violation of their attorney rights by identifying several government-owned WeChat accounts, which will likely be ignored.
According to China Aid, Wang Honglan, her husband, her second son and her eldest son’s daughter-in-law were arrested in April 2021 for selling Bibles. They were accused of “illegal business operations”. The prosecution has suggested a 15-year sentence for Wang Honglan, who is 66.
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