(Minghui.org) A native of Xinji City, Hebei Province was recently sentenced to three years for practicing Falun Gong, a spiritual and meditation discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.

Mr. Cai Hengjun went to Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province, a few years ago to help taking care of his grandchild. Officers of the Longtian Police Station broke into his son’s home in Shenzhen on October 2, 2020 and confiscated a computer, two cellphones, and some miscellaneous items including double-sided tape.

Mr. Cai was put on criminal detention at the Longgang Detention Center. The police revealed that they arrested him after a surveillance camera recorded him putting up Falun Gong posters in a park. They said they had been following him and monitoring his phone calls for a few years. 

Mr. Cai’s family learned on January 27, 2021 that the police had submitted his case to the Yantian Procuratorate on January 14. They hired a lawyer to represent him. 

Mr. Cai appeared in the Yantian Court on September 10, 2021 and was sentenced to three years by judges Duan Hui, Jian Zengrong and Luo Xiaoyong.

This is the second time that Mr. Cai has been sentenced for his faith in Falun Gong. He was previously given a three-year term in 2000 at the Baoding City Prison in Hebei Province.