(Minghui.org) It’s recently confirmed by Minghui.org that a 77-year-old woman in Nankai District, Tianjin was convicted for her faith in Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.
Ms. Zhang Xiufang traveled to the Jinzhou District in Tianjin in May 2019. She and a local practitioner, Mr. Wang Zhanqing, hung up banners with information about Falun Gong at a tourist site, only to be reported and identified by the police through street surveillance cameras.
The police ransacked Ms. Zhang’s home on June 19, 2019, and confiscated her Falun Gong books, a photo of Falun Gong’s founder, a laptop, a tablet, an electric reader, several media players, and 2,000 yuan in cash. She was taken to the Wanxing Street Police Station for interrogation and released the same day.
To avoid further persecution, Ms. Zhang moved to another place to live right after her release.
Mr. Wang also had his home ransacked in June 2019. His Falun Gong books and media players were confiscated. He was detained for 15 days and fined.
Ms. Zhang was arrested again in March 2021 when she was making a withdrawal at a bank. She was first placed on residential surveillance at her sister’s home and then taken to the Jin County Detention Center on May 26. The Jinzhou District Court held a hearing of her case in July that year. The judge later sentenced her to one and a half years in prison with a probation of two years. She was also fined 15,000 yuan.
Tian Tian (田甜), prosecutor of Jinzhou District ProcuratorateYe Zhanhong (叶占红), presiding judge of Jinzhou District CourtLi Xiaoshan (李笑山), judge of Jinzhou District Court
(More perpetrators’ information is available in the original Chinese article.)
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