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Former Journalist Sentenced to Three Years for Raising Awareness of the Persecution of Her Faith

April 12, 2021 |   By a Minghui correspondent in Sichuan Province, China

(Minghui.org) After two years of house arrest, a former journalist in Chengdu City, Sichuan Province was sentenced at home to three years for her faith in Falun Gong, a mind-body practice that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.

Ms. Ning Hong, a 61-year-old former reporter of the Sichuan Province People’s Radio Station, was arrested on August 15, 2019, after being reported for talking to people about Falun Gong.

The police initially gave her 15 days of detention. But after the local detention center denied her admission due to her high blood pressure, the police released her and put her under house arrest.

Since then, the police, residential committee and property management staff members kept harassing her, each time with at least five people and sometimes a dozen. Her Falun Gong books were confiscated, and the officers also took her photos. The authorities later forced her landlord to terminate her lease and evict her.

On March 26, 2021, the judge and staff members went directly to Ms. Ning’s home and tried her. She was sentenced to three years and fined 5,000 yuan.

Prior to her latest persecution, Ms. Ning was arrested on August 27, 2006, for distributing informational materials about Falun Gong. While she was held at the Pi County Detention Center, the radio station suspended her salary. The Wuhou District Court sentenced her to three years on February 12, 2007, and she was taken to the Yangmahe Prison on June 26.