(Minghui.org) Three elderly women in Fushun City, Liaoning Province, were recently sentenced to three years each for their faith in Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999. All three are being held at the Fushun City Detention Center.

Ms. Yu Guilan, 82, was arrested on April 2, 2020, after being reported for talking to people about Falun Gong. The police forcibly collected her fingerprints and confiscated over 40 of her Falun Gong books, a photo of Falun Gong’s founder, and some Falun Gong keepsakes. She was released around 10 p.m.

Ms. Yu was arrested again on September 20, 2020, when the police monitoring her noticed her distributing Falun Gong information. They searched her home again and took Falun Gong posters.

Tu Gang, head of the Wanghua District Domestic Security Office, submitted her case to the Wanghua District Procuratorate after releasing her.

The police picked up Ms. Yu at her home on January 28, 2021, and took her to the Wanghua District Court. She was handed the indictment and placed under house arrest.

Ms. Yu was tried by the Wanghua District Court on April 27, 2021, and sentenced to three years by presiding judge Jiang Jia. She was taken back into custody after the trial.

Ms. Zhao Jinglan, 70, was arrested on July 1, 2020, for talking to people about Falun Gong at a market. Guchengzi Police Station officers refused to meet with her family when they arrived at the station to demand her release. Her family learned in June 2021 that she was secretly sentenced by the Wanghua District Court.

Ms. Wang Hongxiang, 80, was arrested on September 15, 2020, at a farmers’ market by officers from the Longfeng Police Station. Her home was ransacked. She was secretly sentenced by the Dongzhou Court. Details of her trial aren’t clear.

Perpetrators’ contact information:
Jiang Qunda (姜群大), secretary of the Fushun City Political and Legal Affairs Committee: +86-13704934966
Yang Wenjun (杨文君), deputy head of the Fushun City Police Department: +86-15941388787, +86-24-52625821Peng Yue (彭越), head of the Fushun City Domestic Security Office: +86-13841334590Wei Zhenxing (魏振兴), officer, Fushun City Domestic Security Office: +86-13841301212Tu Gang (屠刚), head of the Wanghua District Domestic Security Office: +86-13500431757

(More perpetrators’ contact information is available in the original Chinese article.)

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Category: Accounts of Persecution