After 9.5 Years in Prison, 79-Year-Old Woman Arrested Twice in Six Months for Her Faith
(Minghui.org) A 79-year-old woman was arrested for the second time in six months for talking to people about her faith in Falun Gong, a mind-body improvement discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.
Ms. Zhao Yulan, a resident of Fushun City, Liaoning Province, was arrested on April 18, 2019, with Ms. Jia Naizhi, 70. Although Ms. Zhao was released shortly afterwards due to her physical condition, she was arrested again on October 26, 2019. Both women are currently held at Nangou Detention Center.
Prior to her latest arrest, Ms. Zhao served two prison sentences, for a total of 9.5 years, for her faith.
During the time she was imprisoned, her son suffered severe depression and developed kidney problem. He died in June 2016 at the age of 47, three months before Ms. Zhao was released.
A year later, in November 2017, Ms. Zhao’s former employer, the Fushun Mining Group, suspended her pension and demanded that she return all retirement benefits she had received during her second 4.5-year prison term, before her pension could be re-instated.