(Minghui.org) A Fushun City, Liaoning Province resident was sentenced to 5.5 years on December 10, 2020 for her faith in Falun Gong.

Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is a mind-body practice that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.

Ms. Zhao Jie, 60, was arrested with Ms. Liu Guizhi on December 5, 2019 while walking on the street. Both Falun Gong practitioners were held at the Fushun City No. 1 Detention Center. 

While Ms. Liu was later released on bail, Ms. Zhao remained in custody and was put on criminal detention on January 6, 2020. The police submitted her case to the Shuncheng District Procuratorate on June 15 and she was tried by the Shuncheng District Court on June 28. 

The judge sentenced Ms. Zhao to 5.5 years in prison with a 20,000-yuan fine on December 10.

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Category: Accounts of Persecution