(Minghui.org) When Ms. Lyu Chunyu’s lawyer tried to visit her in the Yaojia Detention Center in Liaoning Province on March 1, 2022, a guard revealed that she has been sentenced to three years and three months for practicing Falun Gong. They prevented the lawyer from visiting her and said they would take her to the Liaoning Province Women’s Prison in a few weeks.
Ms. Lyu, a 70-year-old doctor in Dalian City, Liaoning Province, has been repeatedly harassed over the past two years for her faith in Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.
The police went to her home on November 2 and 3, 2021, and took her for a coronavirus test and physical examination. She was taken to the Yaojia Detention Center on the afternoon of November 3, charged with “undermining law enforcement,” the standard pretext used to criminalize Falun Gong practitioners. She has been held there since.
Ms. Lyu’s family received a message on November 22 from the Dalian Economic and Technological Development Zone Court, which said that she was scheduled to be tried in a video conference on November 30. Her daughter called the assistant to judge Wang Qian the next day, only to be told that the hearing had been held the day before.