Hunan Woman Given Second Jail Term Following Tenth Arrest for Her Faith
(Minghui.org) A native of Shaoyang City, Hunan Province, was sentenced to 3 years in prison on February 23, 2018, for refusing to renounce Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline being persecuted by the Chinese communist regime.
This is not the first time that Ms. Liu Aihua, in her 60s, has been targeted for her faith. Her latest arrest on August 29, 2017, was preceded by nine prior arrests and took place less than one year after she finished serving four years in prison.
Sun Weihong of the Shuangqing District Domestic Security Office in Shangyang was responsible for Ms. Liu's latest arrest. He called her family before her trial to warn them to not give out any information about her case.
Ms. Liu is appealing her sentence.
Ms. Liu was arrested in June 2001 and held in custody for 48 hours.
Officer Chen Weimin seized Ms. Liu on March 31, 2002, and detained her for 24 days. Her husband and oldest daughter were arrested at the same time, although they were released several hours later.
Ms. Liu was arrested on March 27, 2002, and taken to Shaoyang City Second Detention Center.
Ms. Liu was given forced labor on November 4, 2002, shortly after her fourth arrest. She wasn't released from Baimalong Forced Labor Camp until August 9, 2003.
Ms. Liu was sent to a local brainwashing center following her 5th arrest.
Ms. Liu was arrested on May 18, 2008, in Guizhou Province and taken back to Shangyang City. Her family wasn't allowed to visit her. The police attempted to give her forced labor again after two months of detention, but they had to release her after she failed the required medical exam.
Ms. Liu was arrested on April 18, 2009. The police again attempted to send her to Baimalong Forced Labor Camp, but due to her high blood pressure, they released her on bail after 65 days of detention.
Ms. Liu was caring for her younger daughter, who had just had a c-section, on August 20, 2011, when the police arrested her. Her newborn grandchild was still in the NICU and her daughter hadn't yet awoken from the anesthesia at the time.
Her older daughter went to look for her three days later, but the young woman was held overnight after she refused to sign a document saying her mother had been given forced labor. The police had also changed the date of Ms. Liu's arrest.
Ms. Liu was sent to Baimalong Forced Labor Camp two months later, but she again failed the medical exam and was later released on bail.
Ms. Liu was arrested on November 10, 2012, in Zhuhai City, Guangdong Province. She was sentenced to 4 years in prison and admitted to Guangdong Province Women's Prison in August 2014.
She was released in November 2016, only to be arrested a tenth time on August 29, 2017, in her hometown of Shaoyang.