(Minghui.org) A woman in Yancheng City, Jiangsu Province, was sentenced to three years in late July 2022, four months after she was arrested for raising awareness about the Chinese Communist Party’s ongoing persecution of Falun Gong since 1999.
Ms. Yan Lin, a veteran and former dermatologist around 55 years old, was arrested on March 7, 2022, for using currency bills with information about Falun Gong printed on them, a creative way adopted by Falun Gong practitioners in response to the strict information censorship in China.
After an unknown period of detention, Ms. Yan was released on bail. The Dafeng District Procuratorate summoned her for an interview in June and indicted her soon after. She was tried in the Dafeng District Court in late July and sentenced to three years. She is now being held at the Dafeng District Detention Center.
This isn’t the first time that Ms. Yan has been targeted for her faith. Right after the onset of the persecution on July 20, 1999, she was held in the basement at her workplace for over a month because she refused to renounce Falun Gong.
Ms. Yan was arrested again in late 2007 for talking to people about Falun Gong. After one year in the Yancheng Detention Center, she was sentenced to three years with four years probation by the Yandu District Court. The police often harassed her after she was released. Her employer demoted her and deprived her of many of her benefits.
In early July 2011, Ms. Yan was deceived by the local 610 Office into going to a brainwashing center located in a hotel. She was detained for ten days and subjected to intensive brainwashing.
As a result of the long-term harassment, financial persecution, and propaganda spread by the communist regime to slander Falun Gong, Ms. Yan’s husband lived under extreme fear and pressure. He often beat her and verbally abused her. Ms. Yan didn’t fight back but continued to treat him and his parents well. Her kindness eventually moved her husband and he began to treat her well in return.
Qian Yong (钱勇), secretary of Dafeng District Political and Legal Affairs CommitteeWang Ruping (王如平), president of the Dafeng District CourtZhu Jianmei (朱剑媚), presiding judge, Dafeng District CourtWang Bing (王冰), president of the Dafeng District Procuratorate
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