(Minghui.org) A media professional from Tangshan City, Hebei Province has been held for three months for his faith in Falun Gong, a spiritual and meditation discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.

Mr. Yang Xiaoming was seized by police at his apartment early on the morning of July 3, 2019. The police confiscated his Falun Gong related materials, computer, printer, and tens of thousands of yuan in cash. 

Several other Falun Gong practitioners were arrested on the same day. It was reported that the police had been monitoring their cellphones and daily activities for at least two weeks prior to the arrests.

Mr. Yang has since been held in the Tangshan No. 1 Detention Center. The Lunan Procuratorate recently returned his case to the police for more evidence. His family subsequently hired a lawyer to represent him.

Mr. Yang's twin daughters, both high school seniors, are busy with school work to prepare for college entrance exams next year. His mother-in-law was diagnosed with cancer after his arrest. 

His wife is now under tremendous pressure as she travels between Tangshan and Beijing (about 110 miles apart) to take care of her mother and daughters, while still working at her full-time job.

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