(Minghui.org) Three women in Fushun City, Liaoning Province, all in their 70s, are facing prosecution for their faith in Falun Gong, a mind-body practice that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.

Plainclothes officers broke into Ms. Cao Fengying’s home on September 8, 2021, ransacked it, and arrested her and her two guests, Ms. Wu Guilan, 78, and Ms. Liang Yuzhi, 70. Days later, the police searched Ms. Wu’s home and confiscated her Falun Gong materials. Her husband was terrified and fell ill afterward.

In early October when Ms. Cao’s family members went to the police station to ask about her, the security guard claimed that neither the police chief nor the officer in charge of the three Falun Gong practitioners’ cases was in office. Another officer then directed them to the Shuncheng District Procuratorate, saying that the cases had been handed off to the prosecutor.

Ms. Cao’s family went to the procuratorate but were not allowed in because, they were told, they hadn’t made an appointment. The receptionist also said that prosecutor Li has taken sick leave. They were then told to contact the department that handled the case documents. They went there, only to be told that only lawyers have access to that department, not the accused’s relatives.

Ms. Cao’s family then consulted a lawyer, who said that as long as the family provided their IDs and documents showing their relationship to her, the prosecutor should allow them to review her case documents.

The family returned to the procuratorate and told the receptionist what they had learned from the lawyer. The receptionist then admitted that the practitioners’ cases had been received. She added that the police should have informed the families of that fact, but the family said they had never received any update from the police.

The three women are being held at the Fushun City Detention Center and are facing prosecution.

Perpetrators’ contact information:
Yang Wenjun (杨文君), deputy chief of the Fushun City Police Department: +86-15941388787, +86-24-52625821
Cong Pengfei (丛鹏飞), officer, Shuncheng Police Station: +86-18841345756Jiang Qunda (姜群大), secretary, Fushun City Political and Legal Affairs Committee: +86-13704934966

(More perpetrators’ contact information is available in the original Chinese article.)