Two Gansu Women, 81 and 66, Sentenced to Prison Again for Their Faith
(Minghui.org) Two Jinchang City, Gansu Province residents were sentenced to prison for practicing Falun Gong, a spiritual and meditation practice that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.
Ms. Li Guiying, 81, and Ms. Zhu Lanxiu, 66, were arrested at home and had their Falun Gong-related materials confiscated on July 23, 2019.
Two days before their arrests, the local Domestic Security Division received a report that two women had talked to a dozen people at several public plazas. After going through the videos taken by facial recognition cameras across the city, the police confirmed that the two women were Ms. Li and Ms. Zhu.
Their case were first submitted to Jinchuan District Court, which refused to take the case and instead forwarded it to Yongchang County Court.
The two practitioners were tried by Yongchang County Court on December 5, 2019 and each sentenced to six months on December 26.
Prior to their latest sentences, Ms. Li was sentenced to 13 years for practicing Falun Gong in 2004, when she was 63. Her son, Mr. Cai Yong, who also practices Falun Gong, was sentenced to three and a half years in 2008 for his faith.
Ms. Zhu was sentenced to four years in 2004.