- http://english.epochtimes.com/news/5-4-30/28329.html Second Woman Starts Hunger Strike in Singapore Case Singapore Prison Refuses to Reveal the Situation ofMessage 1 of 1 , May 1, 2005View Source
Second Woman Starts Hunger Strike in Singapore Case
Singapore Prison Refuses to Reveal the Situation of Mdm Cheng
Zheng Qing and Li Qun
The Epoch Times
Apr 30, 2005 Defense Counsel Alfred Dodwell (right) and two Falun Gong practitioners Mdm Ng and Mdm Cheng. (ClearWisdom.net)Mdm Ng Chye Huay�s husband, who just came back from visiting his wife in prison, says his 41 year old Singaporean wife has also started a hunger strike.
Mdm Ng Chye Huay was handed a $20,000 (12,000 US$) fine by the Subordinate Court on April 27, 2005 for charges related to �Assembly without permit� and seven other charges. [She was charged because she handed out flyers at Esplanade Park, Singapore exposing the persecution of Falun Gong.]
Ng refused to accept the verdict and insisted that she was innocent. After filing for an appeal, she was sent to Singapore�s Changi Women Prison after 6:00p.m. on the same day.
Ng Chye Huay
Mdm Cheng Lujin, the other female Falun Gong practitioner upon whom an unjust verdict was placed by the Singapore authorities, has been on a hunger strike since she was imprisoned on the afternoon of April 27, 2005.
A person concerned about the situation called the Singapore Changi Women's Prison to inquire about the situation of Mdm Cheng Lujin who is also on a hunger strike. The person in charge of the prison said that according to regulations, they could not reveal the situation of Mdm Cheng in prison, but that they would provide necessary medical treatment. If anything did happen, the person said, they would inform her closest relative.Singapore Falun Gong Practitioners on Hunger Strike Face Prison Punishment
The Epoch Times May 01, 2005
Defense Counsel Alfred Dodwell (right) and two Falun Gong practitioners Mdm Ng and Mdm Cheng. (ClearWisdom.net)Two Falun Gong practitioners who are on a hunger strike in prison to protest their court sentence may be given a written warning or placed in a punishment cell.
According to the Strait Times� report, a prison spokesman said that refusing to eat was an offence under the Prisons Act. If found guilty, they could be placed in a punishment cell or given a written warning. They will be placed on a glucose drip should their health be in danger.
The women Ng Chye Huay and Cheng Lujin were ordered to pay fines of 20,000 and 24,000 Singapore Dollars (US $12,216 and $14,660), respectively. Insisting on their innocence, both refused to pay and have launched an appeal. They are currently in jail, and both are hunger striking to object to the decision.
Cheng Lujin has a six-month-old daughter to be cared for. She requested that her daughter be taken to her in prison, but the judge has refused her request. Cheng Lujin has been on a hunger strike since she entered the prison.
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