(Minghui.org) An 80-year-old woman in Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province, is scheduled to appear in Haizhu District Court on December 12, 2019, for her faith in Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.

Ms. Lin Zuoying

Ms. Lin Zuoying was arrested on July 9, 2019 with seven other Falun Gong practitioners, including, Mr. Ma Minqing; his mother Ms. Wang Xuezhen, 79; Ms. Zhang Hui, in her 60s; Ms. Liang Huichan and Mr. Zeng Jiageng, both 77; Ms. Wu Lijuan and Ms. Chen Yaolan, in their 80s.

The police accused them of using their cellphones as hotspots to spread information about the persecution of Falun Gong. Ms. Lin's family said she didn't even know how to use hotspots.

Ms. Lin’s home was raided and she was sent to Guangzhou City No. 1 Detention Center.

Guangzhou City Procuratorate approved Ms. Lin’s arrest in mid-August and forwarded her case to Haizhu District Procuratorate in mid-October 2019.

All the other seven practitioners have also been indicted and their cases submitted to the court.

It's reported that Ms. Lin is being forced to sleep on a concrete floor with very thin bedding in the detention center, where the food provided is of poor quality. Her family is very worried about her.

Prior to her latest ordeal, Ms. Lin was arrested on February 21, 2003, while distributing informational materials about Falun Gong. She was detained for two weeks and then transferred to Tianhe District Brainwashing Center for further persecution.

Ms. Lin was arrested again on October 8, 2010, while distributing Falun Gong materials at South China University of Technology. She was held at Guangzhou City Brainwashing Center for a few months.

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