Date: March 16, 2017
By: Leo Timm
Sun Min, a respected and officially acclaimed middle school teacher from northeastern China,
is just one of millions of Chinese citizens victimized for their faith in the spiritual discipline of Falun Gong.
Falun Gong, a meditative practice rooted in Chinese spiritual traditions, has been banned and violently suppressed on the mainland since July 1999, when communist leader Jiang Zemin declared it a threat to the regime’s power.
Between 1991 and 2000, Sun Min received numerous national and provincial certificates and awards recognizing her for “her teaching, articles and research achievements,” as reported by Minghui.org, a clearinghouse for information about Falun Gong and documentation of the persecution in China.
Imprisoned multiple times since 1999, Sun Min has spent over two years in detention and forced labor. Now aged 50, she was taken to court for a hearing in February and a trial was scheduled for March 8, according to information obtained by a Minghui correspondent in Liaoning Province. [FULL STORY]