(Minghui.org) A Tangshan City, Hebei Province resident stood trial on September 27, 2021 for practicing Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.

A dozen officers from the Tangshan Domestic Security Office, Yutian County Police Department and Woluogu Town Police Station broke into Mr. Liu Shangzhu’s home at around 6 a.m. on May 12, 2021 and ransacked his place.

Mr. Liu was brought to the Woluogu Town Police Station at 9 a.m. and then transferred to the Yutian County Police Department at around 2 p.m. He was later taken to the Yutian County Detention Center. The police denied him family visits, claiming that they would only be allowed to see him after he is sentenced to prison.

Mr. Liu was transferred to the Zunhua City Detention Center on July 31. His lawyer visited him on August 12.

The Zunhua City Court held a two-hour hearing on September 27. Mr. Liu is now awaiting the verdict at the Zunhua City Detention Center.