Ms. Han Lan, 78, Sentenced to Prison
(Minghui.org) Ms. Han Lan, a 78-year-old Falun Gong practitioner in Changchun, Jilin Province, was arrested and sentenced to a year and a half in prison in August 2017. Her bedridden husband was left on his own during her detention.
According to Ms. Han:
“I was in Daishan Park in the Changchun Auto Plant telling people about Falun Gong when someone reported me. Anqing Road Police Station officers arrested me and took me to the station.
“They ransacked my home, taking one copy of Zhuan Falun, a few other Dafa books, and some Dafa informational materials. They took photos of me with the things they had taken from my home.
“The procuratorate lied and claimed that the officers found 103 copies of Zhuan Falun, 30 pamphlets, 58 DVDs, and 94 fliers.
“The purported 'witness' did not appear in the courtroom. Based on the testimony of a fabricated witness and police 'evidence,' the court ruled that I had committed the crime of ‘utilizing a cult to obstruct justice.’ I denied the accusation.
“They sentenced me to one and a half years in prison and fined me 5,000 yuan. My appeal was later denied.
“I had been taking care of my bedridden husband all by myself, so I asked to be allowed to go home to take care of him. They denied my request. My three daughters then took turns taking care of him in my absence, that is until he died eight months into my prison term.”