(Minghui.org) An 81-year-old retired college teacher in Tai’an City, Shandong Province was recently sentenced to a two-year prison term for practicing Falun Gong. As Ms. Ma Junting was still on probation for an earlier three-year term, the judge in charge of her case suspended the probation and ordered her to serve a combined five-year term.

Since the Chinese communist regime began to persecute Falun Gong, an ancient spiritual discipline, in 1999, Ms. Ma, a retired teacher from the Shandong University of Science and Technology, has been repeatedly arrested, harassed, and taken to brainwashing centers.

Ms. Ma was arrested again on June 7, 2018 by four officers of the Feicheng City Police Department. The police confiscated all of her Falun Gong books, and posters she had on the wall at home. When releasing her on bail, the police forced her family to sign the release document for her, after Ms. Ma refused to sign it.

Ms. Ma was indicted by the Feicheng City Procuratorate on December 29, 2018, and sentenced to three years with a four-year probation on June 13, 2019. She was also fined 40,000 yuan.

Ms. Ma was arrested again in early November 2020 and had her home ransacked for distributing informational materials about Falun Gong. She was indicted by the Taishan District Procuratorate on July 22, 2021 and sentenced to two years with a 30,000 yuan fine by the Taishan District Court on September 2. The judge for the Taishan District Court also suspended the probation given by the Feicheng City Court in 2019 and ordered her to serve a combined term of five years.

Perpetrators’ contact information:
Li Xiaoming (李晓明), deputy director of Taishan District Domestic Security Office: +86-18653898107
Tian Lin (田琳), head of Taishan District 610 Office: +86-18562338185Zhang Lin (张林), president of Taishan District Court: +86-538-8625101Zhang Rengang (张仁岗), judge of Taishan District Court: +86-538-8625173

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

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Category: Accounts of Persecution