(Minghui.org) A 78-year-old woman in Baiyin City, Gansu Province, is awaiting her verdict after being tried for her faith in Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.

Wang Chaobiao and another officer also surnamed Wang of the Pingchuan District Domestic Security Office threatened Ms. Guo Lianqing that she would face consequences if she reported how she has been persecuted to the Minghui website.

Ms. Guo was harassed by the police in March 2020 after she was reported for talking to students on the street about the persecution of Falun Gong. The police submitted her case to the Baiyin District Procuratorate. The prosecutor indicted her, accusing her of being a repeat offender, since she has been sentenced three times before for practicing Falun Gong.

Ms. Guo was tried in the Baiyin District Court in May 2021. She pleaded not guilty to raising awareness about the persecution. The judge forced her daughter to sign statements renouncing Falun Gong on her behalf.

Ms. Guo began to practice Falun Gong in 1997, and she credits the practice for curing her heart condition and other ailments. After the persecution began in 1999, she was sentenced three times, in 2000, 2005, and 2014. The last time she was sentenced to 4.5 years in the Gansu Province Women’s Prison, she was already 71.

Perpetrators’ contact information:
Dong (董), prosecutor of Baiyin District Procuratorate: +86-15209436639
Baiyin District Court: +86-943-8623612Huagong Residential Committee: +86-17794363615

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Two Women in their 70s from Gansu Province Sentenced to Four and a Half Years

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Category: Accounts of Persecution