(Minghui.org) A Zhoukou City, Henan Province, woman was secretly sentenced to eight years in January 2020 for refusing to renounce her faith in Falun Gong.

Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is an ancient spiritual discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese Communist Party since 1999.

Ms. Liu Yanhua, 57, was arrested at home on April 17, 2019. Her two computers were confiscated. Her husband, Mr. Liu Chong, and Mr. Du Ziliang, another practitioner who was visiting them, were also arrested. 

Mr. Liu was released that evening and Mr. Du was released 15 days later. 

The police submitted Ms. Liu’s case to the Chuanhui District Procuratorate a week later. The prosecutor returned the case on May 22 due to insufficient evidence. He accepted the police’s second submission.

The Chuanhui District Court sentenced Ms. Liu without her family’s knowledge in January 2020. Her verdict was recently confirmed by Minghui.org. Ms. Liu is still in Zhoukou City Detention Center at the time of writing.