(Minghui.org) A Linyi City, Shandong Province resident was recently sentenced to three years for practicing Falun Gong, a mind-body practice that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.

Mr. Gong Maohai's latest sentence came only five years after he served 12 years in prison, also for his faith.

When Mr. Gong was released two years ahead of his previous 14-year term in 2014, his hair had turned gray, his teeth were loose and he also suffered from hearing loss as a result of lengthy physical and mental abuse.

With no place to stay, as his wife had abandoned him and his daughter had gotten married, Mr. Gong did odd jobs to make a living in Linyi City. The police still monitored his phone and tracked his daily activities.

Mr. Gong was arrested again while visiting a practitioner on September 29, 2018. He was tried by the Lanshan District Court on July 11, 2019. His lawyer entered a not guilty plea for him.

It was recently confirmed by a Minghui correspondent that Mr. Gong has been sentenced to three years. The other three practitioners arrested with him were also given prison time, with Ms. Hu Jinping receiving 1.5 years, Ms. Qian Jinhua 2 years, and Ms. Hu Jinhui possibly 9 years (exact term remains to be confirmed).

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