(Minghui.org) A former associate professor of biology at Yunnan University has been held incommunicado since July 2019. It was recently confirmed that he has been secretly sentenced to 1.5 years in prison for his faith in Falun Gong.

Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is an ancient spiritual discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese Communist Party since 1999.

Dr. Chen Xinwen, 54, was arrested and detained for 15 days in June 2019 for telling people on the street about the persecution of Falun Gong. The police took him back into custody in July that year and kept his family in the dark regarding his whereabouts.

It was recently confirmed by Minghui.org that Dr. Chen has already been sentenced. 

Dr. Chen took up Falun Gong in June 2012. He shared with his family that the practice helped him find inner peace and see the true meaning of life. As such, he had never hesitated to share his experience with others and urge people not to believe the demonizing propaganda against Falun Gong by the communist regime.

After talking about Falun Gong during a class, Dr. Chen was reported by his students, arrested on October 20, 2016, and detained for 15 days. After he was released, the school authorities barred him from teaching and fired him on July 12, 2017.