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79-Year-Old Woman Faces Prosecution for Her Faith

July 13, 2019 |   By a Minghui correspondent in Liaoning Province, China

(Minghui.org) A 79-year-old resident of Dandong City, Liaoning Province is facing further prosecution for not renouncing her faith in Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.

Ms. Sun Weizhen was arrested while walking on the street on June 15, 2019, after she was reported for being a Falun Gong practitioner.

The police searched her purse and found a copy of the notice issued by the Chinese publication bureau in 2011 to revoke the ban on the publication of Falun Gong books.

Ms. Sun explained that practicing Falun Gong was legal and doesn't violate any laws, but the police refused to listen. They later ransacked Ms. Sun's home but didn't find anything of interest.

The police submitted Ms. Sun's case to the Zhen'an District Procuratorate on July 2, 2019, charging her with possessing the notice from the Chinese publication bureau.

This is at least the third time that Ms. Sun has been arrested for practicing Falun Gong, which she credits for improving her health and enabling her to take care of her bedridden husband without help from their children.