(Minghui.org) Ms. Hu Hui, a 57-year-old former teacher, and resident of Xingtai City, Hebei Province, completed a two-year prison sentence on August 27, 2022, only to be arrested again on July 17, 2023 and is now facing trial.

Ms. Hu has been repeatedly targeted simply because of her faith in Falun Gong, a mind-body practice that has been persecuted by the Chinese Communist Party since July 1999. Her prior prison sentence and latest persecution were preceded by multiple arrests, and detentions at various facilities, including more than one year in a labor camp. See the related reports for details of her past persecution.

Ms. Hu is currently being held at the Xingtai City Detention Center, after her most recent arrest at her mother-in-law’s home in Nangong City in the same province. The arresting officers from the Nangong City Domestic Security Office raided her home in Xingtai and submitted her case to the Ningjin County Procuratorate on August 16, 2023. Both Nangong City and Ningjin County are under the administration of Xingtai City.

Ms. Hu’s lawyer from Beijing submitted a legal opinion to the Ningjin County Procuratorate on the day her case was submitted there. He requested that his client not be issued a formal arrest warrant and that the arresting officers be investigated for violating legal procedures.

Prosecutor Du Xichen nonetheless issued a formal arrest warrant for Ms. Hu on August 24, 2023, but later twice returned the case to the police citing insufficient evidence. Du, however, indicted Ms. Hu after the police submitted her case a third time. She now faces trial by the Ningjin County Court. Judges Zhao Lizhuo and Li Hanfei (+86-319-8300536) are in charge of her case.

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