(Minghui.org) A Jixi City, Heilongjiang Province, woman was recently sentenced to three years for her faith in Falun Gong, a spiritual and meditation discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.

Ms. Wang Yumei was arrested at her hair salon on August 21, 2020. The police searched her salon and confiscated her home key. They ransacked her home and took away more than 70 Falun Gong books and 14,000 yuan in cash. She was taken to the Jixi City Detention Center in the evening.

The police informed Ms. Wang’s family on September 2 that she has been put in criminal detention. Her arrest was approved on September 16. 

Upon hearing about Ms. Wang’s arrest, her ex-husband went around to seek her release, but to no avail. He was very distressed and suffered a stroke. He passed away a day later.

Worried about her safety, Ms. Wang’s younger brother had an accident at work and broke two fingers. Their father in his 80s is also grief-stricken.

Ms. Wang was indicted and had her case forwarded to the Jidong County Court in December 2020. Her family recently learned that she has been sentenced to three years. She has appealed the verdict.

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Category: Accounts of Persecution