(Minghui.org) Ms. Song Jiling, of Qingdao City, Shandong Province and mother of a San Francisco resident, was released on October 17, 2019 after the local procuratorate declined to approve her arrest for practicing Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.

Ms. Song Jiling

Ms. Song was seized by four plainclothes officers as she returned home from grocery shopping on September 10, 2019. The police sent her directly to Pudong Detention Center, despite the fact that she had high blood pressure and other medical conditions.

When Ms. Song's lawyer visited her in the detention center, she appeared to be gaunt and exhausted. She told the lawyer that the guards and doctors in the detention center forced her to take blood pressure pills every day, but her blood pressure was still high. She had intense headaches and felt very dizzy.

Officers from Kaifa District Police Station submitted Ms. Song’s case to Huangdao District Procuratorate on October 10, 2019, which declined to issue an arrest warrant against her days later.

Ms. Song returned home around 11 p.m. on October 17.

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