(Minghui.org) A Dalian City, Liaoning Province resident was recently sentenced to three years for her faith in Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.

Ms. Pan Xueming, 64, was seized at home during a group arrest on July 10, 2019. Her computer, printer, Falun Gong books and photo of Falun Gong’s founder were confiscated. The police claimed that the arrests were made in order to “maintain social stability” prior to the 70th anniversary of the Chinese communist regime's rule. At least another 34 practitioners were arrested on the same day and most of them had been monitored by the police prior to the arrests.

Ms. Pan was held at Room 412 at Yaojia Detention Center. Following the outbreak of the pandemic in early 2020, the authorities blocked her family from sending clothes or making cash deposit for her.

The incarceration, poor living condition and police interrogations caused Ms. Pan to develop a lung condition and a chronic cough.

The Gaoxinyuan District Court recently sentenced her to three years in prison. After the prison refused to admit her due to her medical condition, she is still being held at the Yaojia Detention Center at the time of writing.

Another seven practitioners arrested in the police sweep with Ms. Pan were given prison terms between one and nine years around December 2020.

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Liaoning Province: 35 Arrested in Two Days for Their Faith, 7 Remain Detained Six Months Later

Liaoning Province: At Least 35 Falun Gong Practitioners Arrested in Two Days

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Category: Accounts of Persecution