(Minghui.org) The 2022 Mid-Autumn Festival on September 10 was especially bitter for Ms. Wang Minghui’s family. While other families enjoyed time together, Ms. Wang’s loved ones haven’t been allowed to visit her once since she was arrested for her faith in Falun Gong two years ago.

Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is a spiritual discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.

Ms. Wang is a 44-year-old resident of Yaan City, Sichuan Province. She and her husband own a small restaurant and they have two sons who are both high school seniors. She was arrested at 10 p.m. on August 29, 2020, while walking on the street. More than ten officers proceeded to raid her home and confiscated her Falun Gong books, photo of Falun Gong’s founder, and cellphone.

Ms. Wang’s husband was summoned by the police on September 18, 2020, to sign her arrest approval notice. The Tianquan County Detention Center also told him to open an account for her at the detention center so that she could buy daily necessities.

The police interrogated Ms. Wang several times in the detention center and attempted to force her to plead guilty for distributing Falun Gong informational materials. She refused to comply. Lan Kaichi, the Party secretary of Yaan City, interrogated her himself.

The Mingshan District Court held the first hearing for her in January 2021 and the second on July 16, 2021. Ms. Wang was represented by court-appointed lawyers, who were instructed to “guilty” on her behalf.

Ms. Wang was sentenced to seven years and four months and fined 10,000 yuan on September 26, 2021. She appealed with the Yaan City Intermediate Court. While the higher court never announced its decision regarding her appeal, she was taken to the Sichuan Province Women’s Prison on June 15, 2022, to serve time.