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Chongqing Teacher Secretly Sentenced for Upholding His Faith

Aug. 20, 2020 |   By a Minghui correspondent in Chongqing, China

(Minghui.org) A middle school teacher in Chongqing was quickly imprisoned for two years and eight months after he was arrested on June 10, 2020, for practicing Falun Gong, a meditation and spiritual discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.

Mr. He Zhenyu, 47, took up Falun Gong in 1997 and credits the practice for enabling him to become more calm and considerate. He has been a popular teacher in the past two decades.

Mr. He was arrested on November 12, 2018, after being reported for spreading information about Falun Gong. Due to the strong protest from his school, the police soon released him on bail.

The police arrested Mr. He again on June 10, 2020 and took him to the Wanzhou District Detention Center. They revealed that they were following an arrest order from the Kaizhou Court.

Mr. He’s family soon learned that he had been sentenced to prison, but they have not received any official notices regarding his detention, trial (if any) or verdict. They were ordered by the court to pay a 5,000-yuan fine for him, and they suspect that the court may have secretly sentenced Mr. He to prison after he was released on bail in 2018 and before his latest arrest.

At the time of writing, Mr. He’s family is still kept in the dark of where he is being detained.