After Spending 13 Years in Prison for His Faith, Liaoning Man Imprisoned for Four More Years
(Minghui.org) A Qingyuan County, Liaoning Province resident was sent to Gongzhuling Prison in the neighboring Jilin Province in April 2020 to serve a four-year term for his faith in Falun Gong, after his appeal was rejected by the Tonghua City Intermediate Court.
Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is an ancient spiritual and meditation discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.
Prior to his latest term, Mr. Zhang Jinsheng has spent 13 years in prison for upholding his faith.
Mr. Zhang was arrested in Beijing on May 29, 2019, while preparing to take a trip abroad. He was detained at Meihekou City Detention Center in Jilin Province after his arrest.
Mr. Zhang appeared in Meihekou City Court on September 26, 2019. His family was informed of his prison sentence in early 2020. It is unclear why Jilin Province was involved in the prosecution of the Liaoning Province resident.