(Minghui.org) Ms. Liang Yu, an engineer from Huainan City in Anhui Province, was illegally sentenced to three years in prison in July 2014. She is appealing the sentence to a higher court.

Ms. Liang was arrested on November 11, 2013, while visiting her father in the hospital. She was taken to the Huainan Detention Center.

The police ransacked the homes of Ms. Liang, her parents and her rental apartment. They confiscated her personal belongings including cash, bank deposit cards and cell phones.

Father Dies and Mother Arrested

Ms. Liang's father's health deteriorated after witnessing his daughter’s arrest. The police kept returning to the hospital to harass him. He died not long after. Ms. Liang has still not been notified of her father's death.

Ms. Liang's 69-year old mother was also arrested on the same day as Ms. Liang. She was in critical condition and had to be taken to the hospital for emergency care. Ms. Liang's mother was continually harassed after leaving the hospital, and had to leave her home to avoid further persecution.

Previous Persecution

Throughout the years, Ms. Liang has been arrested, incarcerated and persecuted for telling people about the benefits of practicing Falun Gong and distributing Falun Gong informational materials. She once mailed informational materials to the secretary of the Huainan Political and Legal Affairs Committee, and advised him in person not to participate in persecuting practitioners.

Ms. Liang was fired from her job in 2004 because she practices Falun Gong, and was sentenced to two years of forced labor in January 2005.

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