Jilin Couple Arrested Twice in Four Months, Face Prosecution for Their Faith
(Minghui.org) A couple in Yushu City, Jilin Province, was arrested at home on August 6, 2020, and are now facing prosecution for their faith in Falun Gong, an ancient spiritual and meditation discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.
This is the second time Mr. Liu Dapeng and his wife, Ms. Li Chunhuan, have been arrested within the past four months. They were arrested in early April 2020 after being reported for distributing Falun Gong materials. Because the local detention center refused to accept them due to the coronavirus outbreak, they were released two days later and prohibited from leaving Yushu City.
It’s been reported that the police submitted their cases to the procuratorate shortly after their latest arrest. Mr. Liu is still detained at the time of writing, while Ms. Li was released after she was found to have Hepatitis B.
The police revealed to Ms. Li that they had arrested her again in an attempt to close a case from 18 years ago.
On September 20, 2002, Mr. Liu and his sister, Ms. Liu Shuanghui, were arrested for practicing Falun Gong. He was sentenced to 11 years and Ms. Liu to 8 years. Ms. Li was also targeted by the police, but she escaped arrest. Her husband was released on April 29, 2011.
Ms. Li was arrested in 2003 and tortured during interrogation. In the Jilin City No.3 Detention Center, she held a hunger strike to protest the persecution and was force-fed. She almost died from the force-feeding and only then was she released.