(Minghui.org) A resident in Suining City, Sichuan Province was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison for not renouncing her faith in Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.

Ms. Yuan Qiongxiu, 67, was arrested at home on June 6, 2018. The police confiscated her computer, printer, as well as Falun Gong books and related materials.

The police submitted her case to the local Procuratorate in September 2018. She appeared in Chuanshan District Court on April 10, 2019 and testified in her own defense. She described how her health improved and her character elevated after learning Falun Gong.

The judge sentenced her to prison at the end of the trial. She was transferred from Yongxing Detention Center to Longquanyi Prison in Chengdu City on April 23, 2019. She has been told that her family won't be allowed to visit her until two months later.