Once Imprisoned for Over Five Years, Shanghai Woman to Be Tried Again for Her Faith
(Minghui.org) A 71-year-old woman in Shanghai was taken back into custody on August 27, 2020, less than a year after she was released on bail for practicing Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline that has been targeted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.
Ms. He Pinqin was arrested on September 8, 2019, for sending information to people’s cellphones in a public plaza. She was released on bail on October 8 after being held in the Fengxian District Detention Center for 30 days.
It’s not clear where she is being detained after her latest arrest. It’s reported that she will be tried gain for her faith.
Ms. He started to practice Falun Gong in October 1996 and credits it for curing her uterine appendages inflammation and ovarian cyst.
After the communist regime initiated the persecution in 1999, she was repeatedly arrested and incarcerated for over five years.
Below is a brief timeline of what she has endured.
On December 22, 1999, Ms. He was arrested in Beijing when she went there to appeal for Falun Gong. She was taken back to Shanghai and held in a police station for one day.
She was arrested again on January 1, 2000, and detained in a local detention center.
In September 2000, she was arrested for the third time for distributing Falun Gong materials and given one year of forced labor.
Ms. He was arrested for the fourth time on May 11, 2007, for distributing Falun Gong materials and detained.
On May 4, 2008, she was arrested one more time and detained in Minhang Detention Center before being sent to the Qingpu Brainwashing Center in early June.
She was arrested again on November 28, 2008, for talking to people about Falun Gong in a shopping mall. The police detained her at Xuhui Detention Center and refused to allow her family to visit her. The Xuhui District Court secretly sentenced her to four years. When her daughter found out about her sentence in early July 2009, she had already been admitted to the prison.
Ms. He was arrested twice in 2014, on February 24 and September 10. She was detained at Minhang Detention Center the first time and Fengxian District Detention Center the second time.
She was arrested two more times, on December 22, 2015, and June 7, 2016, for distributing Falun Gong materials. She was held in Minhang Detention Center for 15 days after both arrests.