(Minghui.org) A woman in Xiangtan City, Hunan Province, is facing prison time for urging a student to sever ties with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

Ms. Guo Mingqing, 56, was arrested on June 12, 2019, for talking to a student about her faith in Falun Gong and urging him to quit the CCP's youth organizations. The student's father struck her and reported her to police.

Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is a spiritual discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999. In their peaceful efforts to raise awareness of and resist the persecution, many practitioners urge people to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations and getting out from under the mind control of the totalitarian regime.

Ms. Guo appeared in a makeshift courtroom in Xiangtan City Detention Center on September 19, 2019. 

Her lawyer testified against the judge from the Yuetang District Court for violating legal procedures in handling Ms. Guo’s case, including not informing her of the hearing or sending her a copy of her indictment ahead of time, as required by law, as well as barring her family from attending her hearing.

The judge didn’t respond and quickly adjourned the hearing. 

Since Ms. Guo’s arrest in June, many Falun Gong practitioners inside and out of China have made phone calls or written letters to the government officials and staff members from the law enforcement agencies, urging them not to follow the communist regime’s persecution of Falun Gong. They refused to listen and continued the prosecution procedure of Ms. Guo.

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