(Minghui.org) A 66-year-old resident of Deyang City, Sichuan Province was admitted to the Longquan Women’s Prison (located in the capital city of Chengdu) on January 10, 2024 to serve a 3.5-year term for her faith in Falun Gong.

Ms. Jiang Xiaorong (also known as Jiang Xianjun) was arrested at home at around 7 p.m. on June 21, 2021 by more than ten officers from the Gongnongcun Police Station, who targeted her after two elementary school students reported seeing her distributing Falun Gong materials. The police kept asking her where she got the materials. She refused to answer their questions.

Ms. Jiang’s family went to the police station several times to demand her release, but to no avail. The police wouldn’t tell them where she was detained or accept the clothes the family prepared for her. 

Her loved ones later managed to find out that she had been taken to the Deyang City Detention Center. They visited relevant government agencies to seek justice for her, but were given the runaround. 

Ms. Jiang stood trial at the Jingyang District Court on November 30, 2022. Her family confirmed in mid-December 2023 that judge Xu Pingli sentenced her to 3.5 years with a 5,000-yuan fine on October 30, 2023. 

Ms. Jiang’s pension account was frozen in early 2023 and it is unclear whether the authorities have unfrozen it at the time of writing. Her son was implicated in the persecution and a subsidy he had been receiving was suspended.

Life Renewed Through Practicing Falun Gong

Ms. Jiang used to suffer from stomach problems, gynecological diseases, headaches, and rheumatism. She had a sallow complexion and was emaciated. No medical treatments worked. She became irritable due to her illnesses and often fought with her husband. 

After she took up Falun Gong in late February 1999, Ms. Jiang came to understand that there is a reason behind everything. She learned to be more considerate of others and was able to enjoy a happy marriage.

Her health also improved. In just three days of doing Falun Gong exercises, she no longer felt bloated and was able to sleep soundly at night for the first time in years. Her uterine fibroids and other illnesses also disappeared gradually. She gained more than ten pounds in just a few months and sported a rosy complexion again. 

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