(Minghui.org) A Xingtai City, Hebei Province resident was recently sentenced to a two-year prison term for her faith in Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.
Ms. Hu Hui, 54, went to another practitioner’s home to read Falun Gong books on August 28, 2020, only to be followed and arrested by the police.
The police snatched Ms. Hu’s keys and ransacked her home without the presence of any of her family members. When her husband returned from work at around 5:30 p.m., the police were still there. Her computer, printer, and Falun Gong books were confiscated. The search warrant the police gave to her family was blank and had no information filled out.
Ms. Hu was held at a brainwashing center for five days, before being put on criminal detention on September 3, charged with “undermining law enforcement” and transferred to the Xingtai City No. 1 Detention Center.
Her family and lawyer found the arresting police officers on September 24 and tried to seek justice for her. Shortly after her lawyer began to talk about her detention at the brainwashing center, Song Jiaxi, the head of the Domestic Security Office, ordered his officers to drag the lawyer away. Song shouted at the lawyer, “You can go ahead and file a complaint against me for illegally detaining your client.”
The lawyer went to the detention center to visit Ms. Hu on September 25, but was rejected by the guard on duty, who demanded an approval letter from the police. The lawyer tried to argue with the guard, but to no avail.
The Xiangdu District Procuratorate approved the arrest of Ms. Hu on September 30 and indicted her on December 31.
Ms. Hu appeared in the Xiangdu District Court on August 17, 2021. Her lawyer entered a not guilty plea for her. She also pleaded not guilty for practicing her faith.
Her family recently learned that she was sentenced to two years with a 3,000 yuan fine.
Perpetrators’ contact information:
Zhao Haimin (赵海民), vice president of Xiangdu District Court: +86-17703390779, +86-319-3635061Zhao Lijie (赵丽杰), president of Xiangdu District Procuratorate: +86-13903199582Shi Lina (史丽娜), prosecutor of Xiangdu District Procuratorate: +86-319-3232805
(More perpetrators’ contact information is available in the original Chinese article.)
After Repeated Arrests and Harassment, Hebei Woman Faces Trial for Reading Book of Her Faith