70-Year-Old Falun Gong Practitioner Very Weak Due to Years of Persecution
(Minghui.org) Falun Gong practitioner Ms. He Zhanfeng from Xuchang City was taken to the Xinxiang Women's Prison on March 8, 2018. She has come down with severe diabetes and is dangerously weak due to mistreatment and abuse in prison.
Ms. He was arrested in July 2017, for talking to people about the persecution of Falun Gong and mailing Falun Gong truth-clarification letters to staff of the judicial system. She was tried while being held in the Xuchang City Detention Center and was sentenced to a four-year prison term by the Weidu District Court on December 13, 2017.
The 70-year-old woman credits Falun Gong for her prior good health and for teaching her to be more considerate of others. Having derived so many benefits from the practice, she never shied away from exposing the Chinese Communist Party'sillegal persecution of Falun Gong. Her simple acts repeatedly landed her in police custody.
She was arrested at Tiananmen Square in Beijing on June 17, 2000, for appealing for justice for Falun Gong. She was escorted back to Xuchang City, taken to the Xiang County Detention Center for a week, and was forced to pay 1,000 yuan to the authorities.
She was arrested at home and taken to a brainwashing center in a local hotel on July 13, 2000. Officers from the Xuchang Police Department and staff from the 610 Office arrested her and 26 other practitioners. They were forced to attend 10-days of brainwashing session ands, everyone had to pay 300 yuan for meals.
Wen Jianwei from the Political and Security Office of the Weidu District Police Department, including eight police officers, ransacked Ms. He's home and confiscated 4,300 yuan at about 11:00 p.m. on July 13, 2001. They took her to the Xuchang City Detention Center where she was held for 11 months before she was sentenced to 3 years in prison with 5 years of probation.
Team leader Li from the Weidu District Police Department and six police officers ransacked her home at noon on July 12, 2012. They confiscated her Falun Gong books, DVDs and informational materials about the cultivation practice, as well as other personal belongings.
Ms. He filed a criminal complaint against Jiang Zemin, former head of the communist regime for initiating the persecution of Falun Gong in 2017. Local police and community staff harassed her at home many times before her most recent arrest.