(Minghui.org) A 58-year-old Changchun City, Jilin Province resident has been detained for more than two years, during which time she was sentenced to three and half years in prison for practicing Falun Gong.

Ms. Wang Yilin’s lawyer went to Changchun City No.4 Detention Center to visit her on June 25, 2021, only to be rejected with the excuse that he didn’t make an appointment and his “attorney’s letter” wasn’t valid. The lawyer argued that he has been using the same letter to successfully visit other clients incarcerated across the country and other detention centers in Changchun. But he was still denied a meeting with his client.

Ms. Wang was arrested on April 20, 2019, for talking to people in a park about Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.

She was first held at the Weizigou Lockup for 15 days before being transferred to the Changchun City No.4 Detention Center. The police approved her arrest on May 17, accusing her of “undermining law enforcement with a cult organization,” a standard pretext used by authorities to frame and imprison Falun Gong practitioners.

Prosecutor Zhang Xiao at Chaoyang District Procuratorate indicted Ms. Wang on July 14, 2019, three days after the police submitted her case.

Ms. Wang stood trial at Chaoyang District Court on October 30, 2019 and was sentenced to three and a half years on December 20, 2020 by judge Qu Dong. She appealed with the Changchun City Intermediate Court, but it ruled to uphold her verdict.

It’s not clear whether her family and lawyer have ever been allowed to visit her since her arrest.

Perpetrators’ contact information:
Cheng Fengyi (程凤义), president of Changchun City Intermediate Court: +86-431-88558777
Li Xiangfan (李缃凡), vice president of Changchun City Intermediate Court: +86-17643108888Qu Dong (曲栋), judge of Chaoyang District Court: +86-13596166414, +86-17643109105Jiang Hui (姜辉), judge of Chaoyang District Court: +86-431-88559354, +86-431-88559352Zhang Xiao (张潇), prosecutor of Chaoyang District Procuratorate: +86-17843120035Liu Yingjiu (刘英久), head of Changchun City No.4 Detention Center: +86-15904403399

(More perpetrators’ contact information is available in the original Chinese article.)

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