(Minghui.org) A Dalian City, Liaoning Province, resident was sentenced to three years and fined 20,000 yuan on August 10, 2021, for her faith in Falun Gong. Ms. Li Xinping has appealed the verdict and is still awaiting the result.

Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is an ancient spiritual and meditation discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.

Ms. Li was arrested on April 2, 2020, after she was reported for distributing information about Falun Gong. The police ransacked her son’s home, where she was staying, and collected a blood sample and fingerprints from her the next day. She was released on the afternoon of April 3 and put under house arrest for six months.

On August 14, 2020, the police submitted Ms. Li’s case to the Ganjingzi District Procuratorate. Accompanied by her son, Ms. Li went to the procuratorate on August 19 and talked to the prosecutor in charge of her case, Hu Tongjun.

Prosecutor Hu told her that they would be investigating her case the following month and that she had the right to hire an attorney to represent her.

Ms. Li told Hu how she and her husband benefited from practicing Falun Gong. Since the onset of the persecution, both of them have been repeatedly arrested and harassed. Their two children often had to stay at home by themselves when their parents were seized by police.

Two days after Ms. Li talked to prosecutor Hu, her son was ordered to go to the local police station to answer questions. The police said that the procuratorate had returned Ms. Li’s case, citing insufficient evidence.

Ms. Li went with her son to the police station on August 27 and her son answered the officers’ questions. Ms. Li tried to explain that the persecution was illegal, but the police refused to listen.

Prosecutor Hu called Ms. Li’s son on September 2 and told him to bring his mother to the Ganjingzi District Court next morning to meet with the judge.

Ms. Li and her son went to the court on September 3. After both of them were told to sign some documents, the police arrested Ms. Li and said the court had issued an arrest warrant for her the night before. She has remained in custody since.

Perpetrators’ contact information:
Gao Junle (高俊乐), deputy head of Gaojia Police Station: +86-18341117716
Hu (胡), prosecutor of Ganjingzi District Procuratorate: +86-411-86105050Jin Hua (金华), judge of Ganjingzi District Court: +86-19104113632

Related report:

Life Renewed by Practicing Falun Gong, Liaoning Woman Now Faces Prosecution for Her Faith

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Category: Accounts of Persecution