(Minghui.org) Mr. Shi Zehui and several other Falun Dafa practitioners were arrested while studying the teachings of Dafa together in Taicang City, Jiangsu Province at the end of January 2017. While many of those arrested were released, Mr. Shi was detained and was indicted on March 16.

Mr. Shi's family did not learn of his arrest until the police ransacked their home on February 1, 2017. They were not told where he was being held despite repeated efforts to find out where he was.

Mr. Shi's family hired a lawyer from Beijing to represent him. They also went to the police department several times to request his release. They showed the officers records and test results indicating that Mr. Shi had developed liver cancer while incarcerated in Suzhou Prison in 2014. However, the police said that he had passed the physical examination and his health was not an issue.

Mr. Shi, a teacher at Jianxiong College in Taicang City, has been arrested seven times over the past 16 years because of his belief in Falun Dafa. He spent three years in a forced labor camp, and a total of eight and a half years in prison.

While in Suzhou Prison, the guards tortured Mr. Shi so severely that his internal organs were damaged.

After his release, Mr. Shi was taken to the hospital where the doctors found abscesses on his kidneys and lungs. However, he was sent home because he couldn't afford to pay the medical bills. His health quickly recovered through practicing the Falun Gong exercises.

Mr. Shi's wife has been arrested six times. She spent 15 months in a forced labor camp and was imprisoned for four years. She was also persecuted by being held in a psychiatric hospital for six months.