(Minghui.org) A Beijing resident was recently sentenced to three years and four months for her faith in Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.
Ms. Lyu Meixia’s ordeal dated back to July 20, 2020, when over ten officers suddenly broke in and arrested her. Her Falun Gong books, four radios, her daughter’s cellphone, and computer were confiscated.
Ms. Lyu later learned that the police suspected her of putting up informational posters about Falun Gong in a subway station. The evidence they had was a video clip, which couldn’t show whether Ms. Lyu was the one they saw in the footage.
The police took Ms. Lyu to the hospital for a physical examination the next day. The doctor found she had a heart condition, so the detention center refused to accept her. The police then ordered her daughter to persuade her to give up Falun Gong, but she refused to comply. Ms. Lyu was released on bail the next day.
The police called Ms. Lyu around October 20 and ordered her to the police station to pick up something. When Ms. Lyu didn’t go, fearing being arrested again, the police went to her home a day later and took both her and her daughter to the police station for interrogation.
The police interrogated Ms. Lyu again on January 19, 2021, with the excuse to perform the three-month check of people on bail. They also went to her daughter’s workplace and ordered her to sign certain paperwork.
Two months later, on March 10, one police officer harassed Ms. Lyu’s husband and daughter again, asking what she had been doing recently. Her daughter questioned the police why they repeatedly harassed her. The officer replied that he didn’t want to, but it was an order from above that he had to follow.
Ms. Lyu was taken back to the hospital for another physical examination on May 7, 2021. Song Bo, the deputy chief of Zhuxinzhuang Police Station, forced her to take unknown medicine for three days in order to pass the examination. When she refused to take it, Song grabbed her neck. “I know you are a good person, but I have to do it,” he said to her.
Days later, on May 12, Ms. Lyu was arrested at home. She was first held at the Beijing No.1 Detention Center and then transferred to the Changping Detention Center. It’s reported that she stood trial at the Changping District Court on October 20, 2021. Her family recently learned that she was sentenced to three years and four months, with a 4,000-yuan fine.
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