(Minghui.org) A Wuhan City, Hubei Province resident was sentenced to a four-year prison term for her faith in Falun Gong. Her appeal of the verdict was rejected.

Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is a spiritual discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.

Ms. Xu Huiming, in her 50s, was arrested on April 18, 2019 while walking near her home, by officers from the Jiangjunlu Police Station and the Dongxihu District Domestic Security Office, who were on the lookout for her. Her home was also ransacked.

Ms. Xu’s arrest was approved on April 30, 2019. While she was detained at the Wuhan City No. 1 Women’s Detention Center, she was also taken to the Qiaotouwan Brainwashing Center and held there for an unknown period of time. Her husband was denied visitation. The guards only accepted the clothing he brought for her.

The police went to the detention center in late June 2019 and ordered Ms. Xu to write a statement renouncing Falun Gong, claiming that they would release her as soon as she wrote it. Ms. Xu insisted that she hadn’t done anything wrong by practicing Falun Gong and refused to comply.

Ms. Xu was sentenced to four years in prison by the Hanyang District Court in November 2020. She appealed with the Wuhan City Intermediate Court, which ruled to uphold the original verdict in March 2021.

The authorities secretly transferred Ms. Xu to another detention location, without informing her husband. After asking around, he found out that she was possibly being held at the Jianghan District Detention Center, but he was still denied visitation.