Ms. Sun Yanfang, a Teacher in Acheng City, Heilongjiang Province, Imprisoned
(Clearwisdom.net) [Note: The following is a shortened version of a longer and more detailed article that appeared on the Minghui.org website (Chinese version of Clearwisdom.net).]
Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Sun Yanfang, a teacher in First Middle School in the Xinhua District, Acheng City, Heilongjiang Province, has been imprisoned many times for practicing Falun Dafa. She was sentenced to forced labor for one year in 2001. After her release, she was not allowed to go back to work until after she had spoken to her superior many times. In April 2005 she was again jailed for clarifying the truth about Falun Gong to students and teachers. She was laid off and was paid only a partial living allowance. In September 2006, when she went to the 610 Office to file a complaint, she was arrested and detained in Acheng City's First Detention Center, where she was terribly tortured and placed in handcuffs and shackles. Therefore, she went on a hunger strike shouting, "Falun Dafa is good!" Acheng City Hospital sent over a team of medical personnel and monitors to force-feed Ms. Sun Yanfang causing her to become extremely skinny. Afterwards, she went on hunger strikes intermittently.
On October 19, Acheng City court convened a hearing, but Ms. Sun refused to appear. On October 31, they organized another court hearing, and this time she was forcefully escorted by policemen. On the way, she shouted, "Falun Dafa is good!" Inside the court she refused to sit in the defendant's seat. Explaining her refusal to sit in the seat helped to clarify the truth.
On November 21, Sun Yanfang received the Court's judgment: a three-year term of imprisonment. She rejected the illegal sentence.
November 27 , 2006