(Minghui.org) Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Wang Ping'an, 66, was sentenced to three years in prison during the third session of the court hearing without the presence of his lawyer on September 18, 2015, for telling people about Falun Gong in the Badachu Park, Shijingshan District, in October 2014. .

The first court hearing was held in the Shijingshan District Court on June 24, 2015. Prosecutor Li Pengyu demanded a three year prison sentence.

After Mr. Wang’s lawyer Li Zhongwei gave a powerful defense and pleaded not guilty on his client’s behalf, judge Lu Linyan adjourned the hearing before noon.

After the second hearing on July 9, the same judge again adjourned the hearing after Mr. Wang's lawyer delivered a strong defense.

But at the end of the third session on September 18, which was held without Mr. Wang's lawyer, the court sentenced Mr. Wang to three years in prison.

Mr. Wang and his lawyer filed an appeal to a higher court on September 25.

Participants in the persecution of Mr. Wang:Wang Zhonghua (王忠华), Party secretary and president, Shijingshan Court: +86-10-68899888Wang Chunfeng (王春风), Party secretary and chief prosecutor, Shijingshan ProcuratorateLiu Ruihua (刘瑞华), president, Shijingshan Procuratorate: +86-10-59734588, +86-10-68874626, +86-10-68865269