(Minghui.org) The Minghui.org website has confirmed that two Jinhua City, Zhejiang Province residents were sentenced for their faith in Falun Gong in September 2020.

Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is a mind-body practice that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.

Ms. Deng Dingmei was arrested in 2017 after being reported for distributing Falun Gong materials in a suburban area. She was held in a brainwashing center. After she was indicted, the Jinhua City Court returned her case several times due to insufficient evidence, before being pressured into sentencing her to a 3.5-year prison term in September 2020. She has been sent to the Zhejiang Province Women’s Prison at the time of writing.

Prior to her latest term, Ms. Deng has served two years in a labor camp and another two years in prison.

Another practitioner, Mr. Shen Xiangyang, was given five years of probation. More details of his case remain to be investigated.

Mr. Shen was once arrested in 2018 and sent to a brainwashing center. His home was ransacked and his computer, printer, and over 10,000 yuan in cash were confiscated.