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Beijing Resident Ms. Shi Fuqin Sentenced to Three and a Half Years in Prison

October 06, 2013 |   By a Minghui correspondent from Beijing, China

(Minghui.org) Ms. Shi Fuqin, 58, from Wanshou Road in the Haidian District of Beijing, was sentenced to a three and a half-year prison term. She has been taken to Beijing Women's Prison in the Daxing District.

Ms. Shi has been arrested many times and sentenced twice to forced labor since the persecution began in July 1999. She was forced to leave home to avoid further persecution and went to live with her 80-year-old mother in Zhaogezhuang Village in the Shunyi District of Beijing.

Ms. Shi told her mother she was going shopping in the Changping District (about ten miles from her mother's home) on September 7, 2012. When she didn't return home, Ms. Shi's mother became worried and asked her bother to go look for her. He was unsuccessful. Ms. Shi's husband and son also went to look for her after they heard she had gone missing, but to no avail.

Officers from Xingshou Town Police Station (who arrested Ms. Shi) and Beishicao Police Station in Shunyi District broke into Ms. Shi's mother's home and ransacked it on September 10, 2012. They forced her mother to sign documents by putting her fingerprint on them. They also threatened her, saying, “Your daughter didn't say anything at the police station, and this is compounding the crime.”

The police confiscated over ten Dafa books and two MP3 players. They also refused to tell Ms. Shi's family where she was being held. Her family later learned that she was being held in the Changping Detention Center. According to inside sources, Ms. Shi was arrested only because she clarified the truth about Falun Gong and the persecution to a street vendor in Xingshou Town.