(Minghui.org) For giving a Falun Gong flyer to the person she bought a computer from, a Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province resident was sentenced to 1.5 years in prison and her appeal has been rejected by the higher court. 

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

Ms. Ding Yao, 58, gave a person surnamed Li a Falun Gong flyer, when he delivered the computer to her on May 10, 2021. Li turned in the flyer to the subdivision security officer Zhu, who then reported it to the police. Ms. Ding was arrested at home hours later and her Falun Gong books and nine more flyers were confiscated. 

The Nanshan District Procuratorate approved Ms. Ding’s arrest on May 25, 2021. She was sentenced to 1.5 years and fined 2,000 yuan by the Nanshan District Court in March 2022. She appealed with the Shenzhen City Intermediate Court, which ruled to uphold her original verdict on July 5.

Ms. Ding was held at the Baoan District Detention Center following her arrest. It’s not clear whether she has been taken to prison. 

Prior to her latest sentencing, Ms. Ding was previously arrested on July 19, 2013, and sentenced to three years probation on May 19, 2014, also for practicing Falun Gong.

Perpetrators’ contact information:

Zhao Liang (赵亮), head of Longhua District Police Department: +86-13392812129Zhu Weigang (朱为刚), head of Minzhi Police Station: +86-13828863168Zhao Yong (赵勇), instructor of Minzhi Police Station

(More perpetrators’ contact information is available in the original Chinese article.)