(Minghui.org) After Mr. Li Bin was arrested in April 2021 for sending information about Falun Gong online, his parents, who are in their late 70s, hadn’t been allowed to visit or call him once, despite their frequent requests. 

On September 10, 2022, during the annual Mid-Autumn Festival, a time for family reunions, Mr. Li’s father suddenly passed away. 

Mr. Li’s wife called the prison several times and requested to have him released temporarily to attend his father’s funeral. The guards refused her request and said it was impossible for them to release Mr. Li.

Mr. Li, a 53-year-old Botou City, Hebei Province resident, was arrested at home on April 28, 2021, by the Internet police from the neighboring province of Henan, about 250 miles away. He was accused of posting information on social media platform WeChat about Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999. 

Mr. Li was sentenced to 7.5 years and fined 50,000 yuan on December 8, 2021 by the Wenfeng District Court in Anyang City, Henan Province. His appeal was rejected by the Anyang City Intermediate Court around April 2022. He is currently incarcerated at the Zhengzhou Prison in Henan.

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