(Minghui.org) A woman in Changchun City, Jilin Province, was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison for practicing Falun Gong, a spiritual and meditation discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.

Ms. Li Guiling, 55, was arrested at home by officers of Guigudajie Police Station on January 6, 2021. None of the officers showed their IDs and they forced Ms. Li to fingerprint the list of confiscated items after ransacking her home. 

Ms. Li was then taken to the hospital for a physical examination. The police slammed her head on the door. When she protested the brutality, the officers held her arms, covered her mouth and pinched her face and neck, leaving bruises all over her arms and face.

Two officers then carried Ms. Li to the restroom for a urine test. They put her on the ground and kicked her. A male officer threatened that if she didn’t cooperate, he would submit his own urine as hers. He also threatened to burn her Falun Gong books in front of her.

As the weather was very cold, the police initially brought Ms. Li’s jacket from the car for her. As she shouted “Falun Dafa is good” to protest the persecution, they returned the jacket to the car.

Ms. Li was first held at the Weizigou Lockup for ten days and then transferred to the Changchun City No. 4 Detention Center, where she has been held since.

The police later submitted her case to the Chaoyang District Procuratorate, which indicted her and moved her case to the Chaoyang District Court.

Ms. Li was tried through a virtual hearing on May 24, 2021. Judge Wang Yanan forbade Ms. Li from defending herself and quickly wrapped up the hearing in less than five minutes.

Ms. Li received the guilty verdict on September 26, 2021.

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