(Minghui.org) On April 25, 2014, 65-year-old Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Yan Sanyan from Xiangtan City, Hunan Province was illegally sentenced to three years in prison. Prior to this, she was arrested, detained in a brainwashing center, and sentenced to three years of probation.

Ms. Yan is retired from the Xiangtan Steel Company. She was arrested by Shuoyuan Road police in the middle of January 2014. Her son went to the police station and demanded that his mother be released. He was told that she was sentenced to three years probation the last time and could not be released this time.

A History of Harassment

Ms. Yan was picked up taken to the police station for distributing truth materials near Yuetang Road in 2005. Her husband demanded her release. The police lied to him, saying, “Wait a minute, we'll take you two home when a car is available.” When a police car arrived, the police pushed Ms. Yan and her husband into it, took them to the Jintangwan Detention Center, and detained them for 15 days.

On June 12, 2011, seven people from the security department and retirement department of Xiangtan Steel broke into Ms. Yan's home and took her to the Wujia Garden Brainwashing Center, where two individuals monitored her 24 hours a day for nine days. Her family was threatened into signing the three statements. Ms. Yan was released on June 21, 2011.

She was arrested again for distributing truth-clarification materials in a grocery store parking lot, and her home was raided on the morning of November 10, 2011. She was detained for 15 days in Jintangwan Detention Center. On March 21, 2012, the Yuetang District Procuratorate indicted her. On April 12, 2012, the Yuetang Court sentenced Ms. Yan to three years of probation.

Parties Involved in Persecuting Ms. Yan:

Yuetang Police Department: +86-731-58615284Yu Qinghua (余清华), head of Yuetang Court: +86-731-58286863, +86-13973250863 (cell)