(Minghui.org) A 67-year-old man in Jinzhou City, Liaoning Province was recently sentenced to five years for his faith in Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.

Mr. Liu You was arrested at home on the evening of July 21, 2021, and taken to the Jinzhou City Detention Center the next afternoon. The police ransacked his home twice, taking away his printer, computer, and Falun Gong books. The police pressured his two daughters to persuade him to provide information about three other practitioners. Mr. Liu refused to comply.

The Linghai City Court secretly sentenced Mr. Liu to a five-year prison term. Other details of his case were not available at the time of writing.

Since July 2020, the authorities have designated the Linghai City Procuratorate and Linghai City Court to handle all Falun Gong cases in the Jinzhou region, as a way to expedite the prosecution process. Nine Falun Gong practitioners, including Mr. Liu, have been sentenced to prison in a little over a year. At the time of writing, Mr. Liu is the only Falun Gong practitioner still being held at the detention center after the sentencing.

Perpetrators’ contact information:
Li Lei (李蕾), deputy head of Taihe District Domestic Security Office: +86-416-5165688, +86-13940696877
Xue Weiwei (薛伟巍), president of Linghai City Procuratorate: +86-416-8182177, +86-416-5528128, +86-13332188885Zhang Fengwu (张凤武), president of Linghai City Court: +86-416-8152001

(More perpetrators contact information is available in the original Chinese article.)