Elderly Man Detained Incommunicado Three Weeks for His Faith
(Minghui.org) A resident of Jining City, Shandong Province has been detained incommunicado since his arrest on August 11, 2020 for his faith in Falun Gong, a mind-body discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.
This isn’t the first time that Mr. Si Xiangchao, in his 70s, has been targeted for his faith.
Mr. Si was given one year and three months of forced labor after he was arrested for passing out information about Falun Gong in 2010.
He was arrested two more times, on December 6, 2011 and in 2014, respectively, also for distributing Falun Gong materials.
On October 17, 2016, Mr. Si was arrested for handing out calendars bearing information about Falun Gong and was detained at the Jinxiang County Detention Center for 12 days. The police ransacked his home when no one was around. His Falun Gong materials, a media player and 2,000 yuan in cash were confiscated.
Mr. Si was harassed in 2017 for filing a criminal complaint against Jiang Zemin, the former head of the Chinese Communist Party, for ordering the persecution of Falun Gong in 1999.
He was arrested again in December 2019 after being reported for passing out Falun Gong materials. The police impounded his electric motorcycle and slapped him in the face three times.