Chinese Regime Lowers Age of 80-Year-Old Believer in Order to Jail Her

The Chinese regime recently sentenced an 80-year-old Falun Gong practitioner to 1 and a half years in jail by claiming she was five years younger. In China, the law provides more leniency for minors and the elderly, and the age of 75 sets the bar. The woman, Chen Guifen, received the court verdict at the hospital bed as she underwent treatment for half paralysis and cerebral thrombosis, both symptoms she developed in September last year during her detention. Chen was arrested while distributing materials about the regime’s ongoing persecution of her faith in a residential compound in her hometown Chongqing, a city in southwestern China, according to the U.S.-based Minghui.org that tracks the oppression campaign. Chen had defended herself in a July 2020 court hearing by explaining how she had benefited personally from the practice. On Sept. 17—two weeks after she was hospitalized, the local court conducted a show trial …
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