(Minghui.org) An 82-year-old retired teacher living on her own was recently arrested for her faith in Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999. Ms. An Fuzi is now facing a renewed sentence from her arrest five years ago.

Ms. An, a Yanji City, Jilin Province resident, was arrested in early 2016 while studying Falun Gong’s teaching at Mr. Wu Chunyan’s home with a few other Falun Gong practitioners.

The police first put Ms. An, Mr. Wu, and another practitioner Ms. Zhu Xiyu under house arrest for six months. On December 27, 2016, Ms. An and Ms. Zhu were summoned to the court and the judge announced to dismiss their case. Mr. Wu was also summoned, but he didn’t go due to poor health.

Both Ms. An, then 78, and Ms. Zhu were summoned by the Yanji City Court again on April 7, 2017. They went there, only to be sentenced to three and four years, respectively. 

Ms. Zhu was taken to the Jilin Province Women’s Prison on the same day. Ms. An was allowed to serve time at home due to her poor health. She appealed the verdict, but the higher court ruled to uphold the original sentence.

Mr. Wu struggled with tremendous mental distress over the constant harassment following his arrest. He became bedridden in 2016 and passed away in June 2017.

After Ms. Zhu was released in 2020, she was arrested again in March 2021 and the authorities kept her family in the dark of her detention location. 

Around the same time, the police began to harass Ms. An and claimed that the judge would renew the sentence against her. She was arrested in late August 2021 and is now detained at the Yanji City Detention Center.

Health Recovered After Practicing Falun Gong

Before taking up Falun Gong, Ms. An suffered from a gastrectomy. She also suffered from anemia, pneumonia, cerebral thrombosis, and edema of the whole body. Falun Gong not only restored her health but also enabled her to become more considerate and forgiving.

Ms. An went out with her family in February 2013. While exiting the taxi, her coat was caught on the front passenger door. The driver didn’t see it. As he started the car, Ms. An was dragged down and the car rolled over her. 

Although her hand was severely injured, she didn’t seek compensation from the driver and let him go. From doing the Falun Gong exercises, she recovered in less than two weeks.

Perpetrators’ contact information:
Yanji City Detention Center: +86-433-2616670, +86-433-2625444, +86-433-2625464
Li Zhushan(李柱善), head of Yanji City Court: +86-433-2515088Cao Bao (曹宝), prosecutor of Yanbian Prefecture Procuratorate: +86-433-4330051Meng Fanyou (孟繁友), secretary of Yanji City Political and Legal Affairs Committee: +86-433-2512659

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

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Category: Accounts of Persecution