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Mother of Two Sentenced to Prison for Her Faith

Nov. 5, 2020 |   By a Minghui correspondent in Jiangsu Province, China

(Minghui.org) Having been incarcerated for nearly four years, a mother of two girls was given one and a half years in prison on October 23, 2020 for her faith in Falun Gong.

Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is an ancient spiritual and meditation discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.

Ms. Bu Rumei, a 48-year-old Changzhou City, Jiangsu Province resident, was arrested at home on April 16, 2020. Her terminally ill father-in-law, who was living with her and her husband, was so terrified by the police raid that his condition quickly worsened. He passed away a month later.

Ms. Bu was indicted around July. When the prosecutors questioned her husband and two daughters on July 23, her 12-year-old younger daughter said to the prosecutors, “My mom didn’t do anything wrong, nor has she harmed anyone. I won't accept you sentencing my mom.”

Ms. Bu was tried by the Wujin District Court on October 23. She is currently detained at the Changzhou Detention Center.

Prior to her latest sentencing, Ms. Bu had served one year and nine months in a labor camp and two years in prison for upholding her faith.

She was arrested on September 9, 2009 and detained at the Wujin Detention Center. She was force fed for holding a hunger strike to protest the arbitrary detention. Despite her serious condition, the police gave her the labor camp term without due process.

She was arrested again and sent to a brainwashing center on July 22, 2014.

Her next arrest was on June 17, 2016. After six months of detention at the Xilin Detention Center, she was sentenced to two years at the Changzhou Prison and fined 10,000 yuan by the Jingkai District Court on December 29.

Ms. Bu's mother, Ms. Bu Xiuying, who is in her late 70s, and brother, Mr. Bu Danyu, have also been arrested and detained for their faith in Falun Gong.

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