(Minghui.org) A 65-year-old retired doctor in Laiyang City, Shandong Province was sentenced to a nine-year prison term on March 26, 2021 for her faith in Falun Gong, a spiritual and meditation discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.
Ms. Wang Jianmin was arrested on September 4, 2020, while depositing letters with information about the persecution into a mailbox at the Laiyang Unicom Company. The police had followed her that morning in an attempt to arrest her.
The police ransacked her home in the evening when no one was around. Her three computers, seven printers, a large number of banknotes printed with information about Falun Gong, and even her peanut oil and wine were confiscated.
Due to strict information censorship in China, many Falun Gong practitioners are using creative ways to raise awareness about the persecution, including printing messages on banknotes and mailing letters to the public.
After the police finished loading the police car with the confiscated items, they turned off the electricity to Ms. Wang’s home and left, without even closing the door. Only when a relative went to visit her later that evening, did they find out about her arrest.
Ms. Wang was taken to the Yantai City Detention Center and put in criminal detention on September 5. Her arrest was approved on October 12, 2020.
The Yantai City Intermediate Court handed down a nine-year sentence with a 20,000 yuan fine to her on March 26, 2021.