(Minghui.org) A woman from Dalian City, Liaoning Province, was tried by the Jinzhou District Court on June 4, 2020, for her faith in Falun Gong, an ancient spiritual and meditation discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.
Ms. Sun Guifang, 68, appeared at the virtual hearing and testified in her own defense. She credits Falun Gong for curing her brain tumor and several other ailments. She said that she hadn’t violated any laws in upholding her faith. Her lawyer entered a not-guilty plea on her behalf. The judge adjourned the hearing without issuing a verdict.
Ms. Sun was arrested during a police sweep on September 17, 2019. The director of her neighborhood committee deceived her into opening the door by saying that her plumbing pipe was leaking. Many of her Falun Gong books and personal belongings were confiscated by the police during the arrest.
Ms. Sun was taken to the Dalian City Detention Center on September 18, where she has since been held. Her arrest was approved on October 22.