(Clearwisdom.net) Mr. Ning Zhiqun, 48, lives in Juye County, Shandong Province and teaches at Tianzhaung Town Middle School. At 8 p.m. on December 3, 2007, officers from the Town Police Station and Domestic Security Division arrested him and his wife. His wife was released only after the police extorted three thousand yuan from the couple.

On November 7, 2008, police officers notified Mr. Ning's family that he had been sentenced to seven years in prison on November 4, 2008, and that he would be taken to the Tai'an Prison on November 18, 2008.

Mr. Ning has been practicing Falun Dafa for 12 years. As a school teacher, he has received numerous awards and is well liked by his students and his colleagues. Since his father died when he was only 17 years old, he had to care for both his disabled older brother and his younger brother.

He is very patient and kind to his two brothers. He built a house for his younger brother and paid for his wedding. He is always helpful and considerate of his neighbors, and has thoroughly clarified the facts to them, enabling them to have a bright future.

After Mr. Ning was arrested, his friends and family members came to his home to show their respect and concern. They said, "Such a good person was arrested and imprisoned. What is wrong with our society!?" The village officials said they would see what they could do about securing his release, as they too, know he is a good person.