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Four Sichuan Dissidents in the “Remembering June Fourth" Case Will Be Tried in Court Consecutively Starting Tomorrow

March 31, 2019

Liu Tianyan (刘天艳), wife of dissident Fu Hailu (符海陆)—who is accused of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble” for creating a wine bottle label in 2016 to mark the anniversary of June Fourth—posted this  essay one day before his trial. She points out that Fu had in fact already been imprisoned for 1,037 days. She writes: “During these thousand days and nights and more, a wife could not see her husband, a child could not see his father, and a mother could not see her son. Along the 20 some kilometers’ distance to the detention center, we traveled each time with the hope of seeing him, but came back disappointed each time.” She says that the lawyers hired by the family never even had the chance to meet with Fu, and were simply “dismissed.”

Fu Hailu is one of the parents of vaccine victims in Chengdu, Sichuan. In late May 2016, Fu posted a poster he made on the Internet, reading: “Never Forget, Never Give Up, Remember the Eight Wines [homonyms of “Eighty Nine”] and June Fourth—27 years of memories of the aged vintage and not for sale,” to mark the anniversary of the June Fourth crackdown in 1989. He was arrested and indicted on the heavy charge of “inciting subversion of state power.” After supplementary investigation requested by the Chengdu procuratorate—which presumably did not show sufficient cause for the incitement charge—the charge was changed to “picking quarrels and provoking trouble.”

The other three dissidents involved in the case, Zhang Juanyong(张隽勇), Luo Fuyu(罗富誉), and Chen Bing(陈兵), will be tried after Fu’s trial.


 

明天,是符海陆开庭的日子
 

明天,是符海陆开庭的日子,离他被捕,已有1037天。紧跟着张隽勇、罗富誉、陈兵三弟兄也会陆续开庭。

这一千多天的日日夜夜,妻子见不到丈夫,孩子见不到父亲,母亲见不到儿子。在这20多公里的距离里,我们往返无期。饱受案子被无理延期的煎熬,每次抱着希望出门,带着失望而归,再次抱着希望出门,带着失落而归。希望从此伴着梦游而出,在梦醒之后带着泪水而归。《刑事诉讼法》里明明说的是法院受理案件后两个月内就要宣判,却因为案件牵涉「六四」这一敏感事件,就让我们在一扇门的黑暗里盼望而无希望的苟活着。

这1000多天以来,我们和律师一次次地向法院、检察院、监察委员会投诉,抗议。等来的是我们聘请的律师“被解聘”,且没有文件、没有签名、没法会见,符海陆、张隽勇、罗富誉就不明不白地失去了为他们奔波3年的律师,甚至现在要开庭了,他们的律师还被司法局命令不得前往法院。

我们的亲人,因为一瓶酒,一声道别也没来得及和我们说,就不明不白地从我们的身边消失了近3年,就平白无故的得受牢狱之灾。但历史不能永远被掩盖,真相和正义终会得胜。

亲爱的,我们不知道明天会发生什么,但我们仍然期待……

刘天艳2019.3.31

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