(Minghui.org) In April 2002, Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Shen Hailong from Anshan City was sentenced to 18 years in prison, of which he has now served 14. He is incarcerated in Nanguanling Prison. His mother and wife were arrested on November 11, 2016.

Mr. Shen, now 39, was arrested after practitioners tapped into a cable TV signal and aired Falun Gong informational videos on television on February 16, 2002. His child was only two years old at the time. Mr. Shen has been badly tortured in prison throughout the past 14 years.

Home Ransacked, Family Arrested

Mr. Shen was found to possess Falun Gong lectures in prison. Prison authorities ordered the Anshan City Police Department to search his home.

Officers from the Ningyuan Town Police Station arrested Mr. Shen's wife Ms. Zhang Wenxia and his mother Ms. Song Yuxia on November 11. They ransacked their home and confiscated a computer, tape recorder, and Falun Gong books.

Mr. Shen's mother is 66 years old. After she was arrested, her blood pressure increased dramatically and she was found to have diabetes. The police released her due to her physical condition.

Mr. Shen's wife was also traumatized by the arrest. She is now held in the Anshan City Detention Center.

Standing Up for Truth

Since the Chinese Communist Party began the persecution of Falun Gong in 1999, they launched a sweeping propaganda campaign utilizing the entire state-run media to bombard citizens day in and day out with lies that viciously defamed Falun Gong.

With all avenues of communication closed to Falun Gong practitioners, Mr. Shen and several other practitioners inserted Falun Gong programs into the local cable TV broadcasts on February 16, 2002, in order for people to learn the facts of Falun Gong.

One of the participants, Ms. Zhang Li was arrested a month later and tortured to death.

Mr. Shen was arrested in April 2002. He was sentenced to 18 years in prison. After being held in the Wafangdian Prison in Dalian for six years, he was transferred to the Nanguanling Prison in 2008.

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