75-year-old Woman Sentenced to Prison for Her Faith
(Minghui.org) Having previously served a four-year term for her faith in Falun Gong, a 75-year-old woman in Meishan City, Sichuan Province was sentenced to ten months on December 30, 2020.
Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is an ancient spiritual and meditation discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.
Five police officers harassed Ms. Peng Xueying at home at 10 a.m. on June 3, 2020. They took her photo and threatened her not to go out to talk to people about Falun Gong. Ms. Peng didn’t comply and still went out in the afternoon and distributed information about how to break the internet censorship in China. The police, who had been monitoring her, followed and arrested her.
After ransacking Ms. Peng’s home and confiscating her Falun Gong books and materials, the officers took her to the local police station and interrogated her for six hours, before releasing her at around 7 p.m.
Ms. Peng appeared in the Pengshan District Court on November 18, 2020. She was sentenced to ten months on December 30 and taken to the Pengshan Detention Center on the same day.
Prior to her latest sentencing, Ms. Peng was arrested at home on June 25, 2009 after she was reported for distributing Falun Gong informational materials. The nurse she hired to take care of her bedridden husband was also seized for voicing her objection to the police’s arbitrary arrest of Ms. Peng. Both of them were then held at the Pengshan Detention Center.
After Ms. Peng was later sentenced to four years, her husband was left unattended and passed away in deep distress in 2010.
The police attempted to arrest Ms. Peng again two months after she was released on June 24, 2013. Although she was forced to live away from home to hide from the police, she was arrested again on November 10, 2014 and held at the Meishan Brainwashing Center for ten days.
The police kept harassing Ms. Peng in the past few years before arresting her again in 2020.