73-Year-Old Sentenced for Raising Awareness of Persecution of Her Faith

Based on an original report form Minghui.org

For giving out informational materials about her faith in Falun Gong to a village official, a Ms. Zhu Chaobing, a 73-year-old woman in Shifang City, Sichuan Province was sentenced to one year in prison.

Zhu was arrested on March 23, 2020, after being reported by the village secretary for trying to “promote” Falun Gong to him.

The police proceeded to ransack Zhu’s home and confiscated over 40 Falun Gong books and informational materials. After 15 days of detention, Zhu was released, but the police installed a surveillance camera outside her home and put her under house arrest.

In October 2020, authorities abruptly suspended her pension without providing any explanation.

The police and village officials harassed her on November 5, 2020, and ordered her to renounce Falun Gong. They threatened Zhu’s son and daughter-in-law, saying if Zhu did not renounce Falun Gong, their children would not be allowed to attend college or find jobs. Zhu refused to comply and tried to clarify the facts about Falun Gong to the officials, but they refused to listen.

Zhu was reported again on November 10 for talking to people about Falun Gong. Police officers came in two cars and confiscated three Falun Gong books and Falun Gong related materials from her. They harassed her again in December 2020.

On January 6, 2021, Zhu was informed by the Shifang City Court that she was released on bail for one year and would be allowed to hire a lawyer.

Zhu was made to stand trial on April 16 and sentenced to one year. She was taken into custody immediately after trial and currently being held at the Deyang City Supervision Center.

Original Article: https://en.minghui.org/html/articles/2021/4/27/192055.html