(Minghui.org) A 63-year-old woman is sentenced to seven years in prison for practicing Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.

Ms. Zheng Quanhua, a resident of Qingdao City, Shandong Province, was arrested on July 17, 2018. She has since been held at Pudong Detention Center and denied family visits.

Within three days following Ms. Zheng’s arrest, the police also arrested her husband Mr. Yu Haibo and daughter-in-law Ms. Liang Yanni and detained them for a month.

The Jimo Court informed Ms. Zheng’s family that she was scheduled to appear in late July 2019 but did not specify the location of the hearing. Ms. Zheng’s family went to the court on the morning of the hearing, only to be told that the hearing would take place in the detention center. When they rushed to the detention center, the hearing was already over.

The court informed Ms. Zheng’s family in late October 2019 that she was sentenced to seven years in prison.

Ms. Zheng’s grandson was so traumatized by the arrests of his grandmother and mother that he became mute afterwards.

Mr. Yu recently suffered a stroke because of the repeated arrests and harassment he has had to face in the past 20 years. He remains hospitalized at the time of writing.

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