(Minghui.org) Local police arrested Ms. Li Li from her home in Pingdu City, Shandong Province on April 11, 2017 and ransacked her home. She is being detained in Pudong Detention Center (located in Jimo City) and her case was submitted to the court.

Ms. Li's family hired a defense lawyer for her. The lawyer and her family went to the court on August 4 and met with Judge Li Yan, who was assigned to her case.

Her husband gave a letter to Li Yan, which told the story of Ms. Li's dramatic transformation after practicing Falun Gong. She used to bring merchandise home from the market where she worked, but she returned them after practicing Falun Gong. The letter also mentioned that Falun Gong has spread to over 100 countries and is welcomed around the world. Li Yan promised to judge the case by its legal merits.

The defense lawyer was touched by Ms. Li's courage after learning that she had endured two four-year prison terms, plus two years of forced labor.

The lawyer met her at the detention center on the same day. She reiterated her determination to keep practicing Falun Gong, as she did nothing wrong by exercising her constitutional right to freedom of belief.

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