(Minghui.org) It’s recently confirmed by Minghui.org that a Qingyang City, Gansu Province resident has been sentenced to six years for her faith in Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline being persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.

Ms. Zhang Ping, a 61-year-old former postal worker, was arrested on November 22, 2021, for distributing informational materials about Falun Gong.

The police went to Ms. Zhang’s sister’s home on November 28, 2021, and claimed that Ms. Zhang had decided to cancel her apartment lease and had entrusted them to collect her belongings. Her sister believed their lie and gave them her apartment address. The police raided Ms. Zhang’s rental apartment and confiscated her Falun Gong books, a computer, and three cell phones.

Ms. Zhang was later sentenced to six years by the Zhenyuan County Court. She is being held in the Ning County Detention Center.

Past Persecution

Over the past 24 years of the persecution of Falun Gong in China, Ms. Zhang has been repeatedly targeted for upholding her faith.

For going to Beijing to appeal for the right to practice Falun Gong in December 1999, Ms. Zhang was arrested and detained for over 30 days. She also had 2,000 yuan extorted from her.

Ms. Zhang and other practitioners went to the local government to appeal on July 20, 2000, the one-year anniversary of the persecution, only to be arrested again and detained for another month.

Ms. Zhang was putting up informational materials about Falun Gong on April 1, 2002, when a patrolling police officer spotted her. She was arrested and given 1.5 years in the Ping’antai Forced Labor Camp.

Ms. Zhang was arrested again on July 18, 2014, when she went to Beijing and distributed materials there. The Zhengning County Court in Qingyang sentenced her to three years in August 2014.

At Gansu Province Women’s Prison, Ms. Zhang was forced to squat for long hours and subjected to constant beatings and verbal abuse. She once suffered severe bleeding on her head due to the beating.