(Minghui.org) After nearly seven months of detention, Ms. Wang Chaoying was driven back home in an ambulance on April 20, 2021. She was emaciated and in terrible health.
The 67-year-old Beijing resident was arrested on October 6, 2020, after being reported for distributing informational materials about Falun Gong at a tourist site.
Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is a spiritual discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.
After the police ransacked Ms. Wang’s home, they took her to the Changping Detention Center. Her arrest was approved on November 13. Her family refused to sign the paperwork and they condemned the police for persecuting her.
Ms. Wang held a hunger strike to protest the arbitrary detention and was hospitalized three times.
According to a source, the detention center authorities worried about being held accountable should Ms. Wang die there, so they pressed the Yanqing Procuratorate to quickly indict her.
Ms. Wang was tried by the Yanqing Court at the detention center through a video conference in early April. She was handcuffed to the chair and had to lean on it. She remained silent throughout the hearing.
With her deteriorating condition, the guards took her back to the police hospital. The doctor refused to treat her and urged judge Zhang Wenbin to release her. Only then did the judge agree to have her released.
After she was sent back home, the judge said to Ms. Wang’s family that she was only released on bail, and they are still planning to sentence her.
Prior to her latest persecution, Ms. Wang had been given three labor camp terms, including 2 years in 2002, 2 years in 2005 and 2.5 years in 2009 for practicing Falun Gong. She was also detained for two weeks in 2000 and fined 1,500 yuan.