72-Year-Old Chongqing Resident Sentenced to Four Years in Prison for Her Faith
(Minghui.org) Ms. Lan Tailian, 72, was sentenced to four years in prison by the Jiangbei District Court in Chongqing on June 13, 2019. She was also fined 5,000 yuan.
Ms. Lan was arrested and sentenced for possessing Falun Dafa informational materials and using paper currency marked with the words “Falun Dafa is good” in January 2019.
She has appealed to the Chongqing Intermediate Court, stating that the lower court’s decision was against the law and that the judge and the procurator were fully aware that Falun Dafa is legal in China.
Ms. Lan was studying Falun Dafa teachings with other practitioners on April 6, 2016, when officers from Hechuan Domestic Security forced their way in and arrested everyone. They then took the practitioners to the Hechuan Detention Center.
Ms. Lan was held for 37 days before being transferred to the Wuzun Brainwashing Center. There, she was forced to watch videos that slandered the founder of Falun Dafa and sing songs praising the Chinese Communist Party. Every day, she was also forced to write “thought reports” on what she had learned. When she refused to write the “three statements” denouncing Falun Dafa, Ms. Lan was held for three months.
She was later sentenced on March 22, 2017 to one year in prison (suspended for two years) and fined 2,000 yuan.