Middle School Teacher Still Detained After Seven Months, Facing Indictment for Her Faith
(Minghui.org) A Quzhou County, Hebei Province resident has been detained for nearly seven months for her faith in Falun Gong, a mind-body discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999. Ms. Gao Jiuyun is now facing indictment.
Ms. Gao, a middle school math teacher, was arrested on February 18, 2020 after being reported for putting up information about Falun Gong in her apartment complex. Another practitioner, Ms. Hu Lianxiang, who was arrested together with her, was later released after being found to have high blood pressure, Ms. Gao has remained at Handan City No.3 Detention Center since. Quzhou County is under the administration of Handan City.
Li Fan, the Quzhou County Communist Party secretary, ordered the county-level police and prosecutor to wrap up Ms. Gao’s case quickly, after he received phone calls from overseas Falun Gong practitioners who urged him to release Ms. Gao.
The Quzhou County Procuratorate approved her arrest and submitted her case to the higher level Congtai District Procuratorate in Handan City. After the higher level procuratorate refused to accept her case, the Quzhou Procuratorate submitted Ms. Gao’s case to the Handan City Procuratorate.