(Minghui.org) An Anshan City, Liaoning Province resident was sentenced to three years on December 27, 2021 for practicing Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.
When Ms. Shen Xiaona returned home with her child on the evening of April 27, 2021, she was dragged inside by several policemen, who had been hiding inside her apartment. About twenty officers had broken into her home earlier that night.
The police director, Xu Tong, hit Ms. Shen in the head and kicked her in the back. Neither he nor his officers wore their police uniforms. One officer waved his ID in front of Ms. Shen and quickly put it away. Without a search warrant, they ransacked her home and confiscated her Falun Gong books and jewelry. Although the police later returned her jewelry, they refused to return her Falun Gong books.
After witnessing the police beating Ms. Shen and ransacking their home, Ms. Shen’s child becomes very scared whenever she sees any police officer on the street.
Ms. Shen was brought to the Qidashan Police Station at around midnight. She was tied up in a metal chair, had her blood sample forcibly taken, and was beaten by the police.
Ms. Shen’s family hired a lawyer for her. The lawyer filed complaints against the police officers for the arbitrary arrest and violence, yet the Gaoxin Police Department still approved her arrest on June 3, 2021.
Ms. Shen was tried by the Lishan Court on December 27, 2021. The prosecutor accused her of talking to Jiang Juan about Falun Gong and giving the latter two flash-drives with Falun Gong information on them. Jiang didn’t appear in court to accept cross examination.
Ms. Shen’s lawyer argued that it’s her freedom of belief and expression to practice Falun Gong and talk to people about it. She didn’t violate any law or cause harm to anyone. While the lawyer demanded an acquittal, the judge sentenced her to three years.
Perpetrators’ contact information:
Wang Jianjun (王建军), secretary of Political and Legal Affairs Committee: +86-13188018801Li Yueguang (李月光), judge: +86-15941288258Ma Baochang (马宝昌), prosecutor: +86-13384227535
(More perpetrators’ contact information is available in the original Chinese article.)