(Minghui.org) The Minghui website recently confirmed a 6.5-year prison sentence handed down to a Xiuwen County, Guizhou Province, resident for her faith in Falun Gong, a mind-body practice that has been persecuted by the Chinese Communist Party since July 1999.

Ms. Hu Mingxia, 60, was arrested on July 11, 2022, after more than 20 officers broke into her home and confiscated her valuables. They took her to the Sanjiang Detention Center in Guiyang City (which oversees Xiuwen County). Her parents, in their 80s and 90s, had relied on her for care and are now left to fend for themselves.

It is unclear when Ms. Hu was indicted, tried, or sentenced. Her current place of detention also remains to be investigated.

Ms. Hu, an employee of the Xiuwen County Development and Reform Bureau, took up Falun Gong in 2000. Her latest ordeal was preceded by a prior six-year prison sentence. She was arrested at work on April 23, 2014, and indicted on June 15 that year. The Xiuwen County Court tried her on June 3, 2015 and sentenced her to six years. She filed an appeal 12 days later, but the Guiyang City Intermediate Court ruled on July 27, 2015, to uphold her wrongful conviction without holding a hearing as she requested. She was admitted to Yang’ai Prison on August 18 that year and released in April 2020.

From the second half of 2021 to April 2022, the Xiuwen County Police Station and the local street committee harassed Ms. Hu at home at least once a month. They took pictures of her with their cell phones or camcorders. They also told her they were following orders from their superiors to keep a close eye on her so she did not go out to raise awareness about the persecution of Falun Gong. They eventually arrested her again on July 11, 2022, resulting in her second prison sentence.

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