(Minghui.org) A 51-year-old Pengzhou City, Sichuan Province resident was sentenced to five years on June 21, 2022 for practicing Falun Gong. This is the second time that Ms. Qing Liju has been wrongly convicted for her faith, following an earlier ten-year term for her faith. 

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

Ms. Qing and another practitioner Ms. Fu Shunju, in her 70s, were followed by the police while distributing Falun Gong informational materials on March 9, 2021 and then arrested. 

At the Mengyang Town Police Station, the police searched both women’s bodies and used a knife to cut their shoes, the buttons on their clothes, waistbands and zippers.

Ms. Qing was taken to the Xinjin Brainwashing Center on the next evening and Ms. Fu was released. 

The Pengzhou Court sentenced Ms. Qing to five years at the Qionglai Prison on June 21. 

Prior to her latest sentencing, Ms. Qing was previously arrested on October 23, 2009, by the police who had monitored her for two months. She was sentenced to ten years by the Guanghan City Court on October 13, 2010 and taken to the Sichuan Province Women’s Prison in December 2010. 

The prison guards once deprived her of sleep for six days because she refused to renounce Falun Gong. As soon as she closed her eyes, they beat and kicked her. The guards also forced her to wear a straitjacket and hung her on the window frame by her wrists. 

Torture illustration: being hung up

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