Liaoning Woman Detained Beyond Legally Permissible Term for Distributing Informational Materials about Her Faith
(Minghui.org) The police in Fushun City, Liaoning Province, are holding a local resident in detention despite the fact that the legally permissible length of detention has expired.
Ms. Su Min was arrested on November 1, 2018 after being reported for distributing information about Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline persecuted by the communist regime since 1999.
Ms. Su has been detained for more than 70 days. By law, a formal arrest warrant must be issued by the procuratorate within 37 days of detention of any suspect; otherwise, the suspect should be released. The police still haven't submitted her case to the procuratorate.
Despite physical difficulties, her 78-year-old father visited the police station several times to demand her release but was told to return home and wait for further notice each time. The police and residential committee staff insisted that she violated laws in distributing the materials, but her father argued that it's part of her constitutionally protected right to practice a spiritual belief.
Both of her parents are very worried about her safety.