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

Ms. Ye Xiaobing

Ms. Ye Xiaobing, a 40-year-old operations management professional, was working at home on April 24, 2020 when a group of police officers ordered the local property management to open her apartment door. The police searched her rooms and arrested her with the excuse that she had Falun Gong books and materials. Her computer, printer and Falun Gong materials were confiscated.

The police on August 11 submitted her case to the Haizhu District Procuratorate, the designated procuratorate to handle all Falun Gong cases in Guangzhou City. She was indicted in November 2020 and had her case forwarded to the Haizhu District Court.

When Ms. Ye appeared in Haizhu District Court on October 12, 2021, the prosecutor accused her of distributing informational materials about Falun Gong. She refuted that she was only hoping for the public to know the truth about Falun Gong, as well as how the communist regime covered up the pandemic using tactics similar to the persecution, so that they could better protect themselves.

Ms. Ye’s two lawyers argued that the prosecutor failed to justify his allegations against their client – “undermining law enforcement with a cult organization,” the standard pretext used on Falun Gong practitioners. The lawyers added that no law criminalizes Falun Gong in China and that their client should never have been prosecuted for exercising her constitutional right to practice her faith to be a better person.

The lawyers also pointed out that the police arrested Ms. Ye at 10 a.m. on April 24, but it was stated in the indictment that the police received a tip at 10:33 p.m. that day about Ms. Ye distributing materials.

The lawyers went on to say that the police searched Ms. Ye’s home without showing their IDs or a search warrant. Although the police indicated that they filled out the confiscation list and other documents right away, Ms. Ye never saw them doing so before leaving her home. As the police didn’t provide any other evidence to support their claim, the lawyers argued that it’s possible the police fabricated the documents to frame their client afterwards.

The judge announced Ms. Ye’s two-year sentence with a 3,000-yuan fine through a video call on March 23, 2022. She is now appealing the verdict.

Perpetrators’ contact information:
Liu Ying (刘颖), presiding judge of Haizhu District Court: +86-20-83005567, +86-18126766669
Xu Jiexia (许洁霞), prosecutor of Haizhu District Procuratorate: +86-15818188031Xu Qingsong (徐青松), officer of Tianhe District Police Station: +86-18688882826

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

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