(Minghui.org) Three Shenzhen residents were arrested for refusing to renounce Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline being persecuted by the Chinese communist regime.

Dr. Feng Shaoyong, who received his doctorate degree from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, was visiting a friend on September 24 when he was arrested and had his car impounded.

Mr. Chen Zeqi and Mr. Jiang Rongjin, both 53, were arrested on the same day. Mr. Chen is a software engineer, and Mr. Jiang Rongjin works at the Shenzhen Post Office.

All three men have been repeatedly arrested and detained in the past for their faith. Mr. Feng and Mr. Chen are now being held at Longgang Detention Center. It is unclear where Mr. Jiang is being detained.

Mr. Feng’s wife has hired a lawyer to defend his constitutional right to freedom of belief.