(Minghui.org) Ms. Zhang Jie, from Fuyang City, Anhui Province, was sentenced to four years in prison for practicing Falun Gong. She has appealed her verdict to Fuyang Intermediate Court.

Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is a mind-body discipline persecuted by the communist regime since 1999.

Ms. Zhang, in her 40s, was arrested on October 31, 2017. More than 10 officers ransacked her home and confiscated many of her Falun Gong-related items.

Ms. Zhang was first detained at Fuyang City Detention Center and then transferred to Fuyang Women's Detention Center. She appeared in Yingdong District Court on May 30, 2018 and was sentenced to prison around December 13.