(Minghui.org) A Taian City, Shandong Province resident is appealing a prison sentence of two years and two months for her faith in Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.

Ms. Sun Jinhui, 47, was first arrested on June 12, 2018, after the police saw a calendar with information about Falun Gong in her photography studio. They took away the calendar, searched her studio, and confiscated her four printers, cameras, two cellphones, a computer that she used for her business, as well as some Falun Gong-related materials. 

Despite that she failed the physical examination, the police kept her at the Taian City Detention Center for a month before releasing her on a 5,000 yuan bail.

The police submitted Ms. Sun’s case to the Feicheng City Procuratorate in late May 2019. To avoid persecution, she left home on June 17 to lived somewhere else.

When Ms. Sun returned home in early 2021 to celebrate the Chinese New Year with her family, a dozen officers broke in at around 8 p.m. on February 9 and arrested her. They removed the buttons and zippers on her clothes. When she resisted the body search, officer Wang Xiansheng grabbed her hands and cuffed them behind her back and threw her onto a bed. Her nose was injured and she lost consciousness for a few minutes.

On the next day, Ms. Sun was taken to the Xintai Detention Center but was rejected admission due to her health condition. She was released and placed under house arrest.

Wang Xiansheng broke into Ms. Sun’s home at 7 a.m. on July 23, 2021, and took her to the Feicheng City Court for a hearing, which she was never informed of. 

The judge sentenced her to two years and two months with a 10,000-yuan fine on September 22. She is now appealing the verdict.

Perpetrators’ contact information:
Li Xuefeng (李雪锋), head of Longquan Police Station: +86-538-8937110, +86-538-8935761
Wang Xiansheng (王宪胜), deputy head of Gaoxin District Security Brigade: +86-15288900168Ye Shuying (叶淑盈), judge of Feicheng City Court: +86-538-3567173, +86-538-3567050