Wu Zeheng



"The value of life is measured in love." - Wu Zeheng

Headline: Wu received 2.5 million yuan (US$423,728) in 3 days from public to pay for fine for the false charge in the year 2000 after 10 years torture life in prison & 3 years life under house arrest, harassment, and monitoring since his release.


March 8th, 2013:  Wu received a court document from the Zhuhai Middle Court, stating the it received an order from Beijing Middle Court asking Wu to pay a fine of 2.5 million Yuan within 10 days of receiving the Court Notice, or the Court will take legal action and force Wu to do so. In this document, the Court said this was based on a prior case against Wu dating back to the year 2000 in which Wu was charged and convicted of “Economic Crimes.”




As is commonly understood, the Chinese government regularly uses charge of “economic crimes” to silence its critics. In the case against Wu from 2000, in addition to the court’s failures to apply the law to the facts of Wu’s case, it also illegally sentenced him. Specifically, Article 179 and Article 225 both provide for a maximum sentence of five years imprisonment, yet Wu was in prison for ten years. In addition, the fine of 2.5 million Yuan ($423,728) was illegal. Under Article 179, the fine can be no more than five percent of the funds that are alleged to be illegally raised. According to the indictment, Wu raised approximately 20 million Yuan. Thus, the maximum fine should have been one million Yuan ($169,491).


The Chinese government is trying to forever restrict the freedoms of this Han Buddhist leader. Even though the fine is illegal, Wu will attempt to pay it by borrowing the funds. Even if he does pay the fine, there is no guarantee that he will be able to secure his passport subsequently.



In three days, on March 12nd, Wu received money from all over the country. Most of them did not leave message or name. Thus, Wu sent an Thank You message and wrote a poem for this affair.


12841: Thanks to the generosity of friends from many places, I have raised enough money to pay for the fine. As such, there is no need to send money to this account anymore,. Given that it only took three days to raise the money, I feel overwhelmed by your support and am immensely grateful. Although many who loaned me the money refused to tell me your name and addresses, please do so in order to me to repay the money to you in the future. Send me your information to by text message to the number 15018337790. Even if you do not wish to be repaid, I would like to be able to update you on the status of my case which I will report to you soon.



                                     Here is few messages record from borrowers.