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Guangdong Man Sentenced to Nine Years for Reading Falun Gong Books

Oct. 13, 2021 |   By a Minghui correspondent in Guangdong Province, China

(Minghui.org) A Jieyang City, Guangdong Province resident was recently sentenced to nine years in prison, following his arrest at a private residence while reading Falun Gong books with others.

Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is a spiritual discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.

Mr. Chen Hongyuan was arrested at Ms. Pei Zhen’s home on June 14, 2020. Six other local practitioners, most of whom were in their 70s or 80s, were also arrested.

Officers of the Rongcheng District Domestic Security Office demanded to search Mr. Chen’s home. As he refused to comply, the police carried him into the police car and went to his home. A dozen officers, joined by those from the Dongxing Police Station, searched his home from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. The directors from Rongcheng District Police Department and Jieyang City Police Department were also present. During dinner time, the police ordered takeout and ate their meals at Mr. Chen’s home.

As the police found many used printers at Mr. Chen’s home and Falun Gong related materials in his computer, they escalated the charges against him.

Mr. Chen was beaten while being held at the Jieyang City Detention Center. He held a hunger strike to protest the persecution and was taken to the hospital for treatment in September 2020 after he became very weak.

He was sentenced to nine years and has been taken to the Sihui Prison on September 11, 2021.

Perpetrators’ contact information:
Jiang Jianping (江建平), head of Rongdong Police Station: +86-13902763230
Wu Yinxiong (吴吟雄), head of Rongcheng District Domestic Security Office: +86-13802314338Fang Chuwei (方楚伟), secretary of Rongcheng District Political and Legal Affairs Committee: +86-663-8623221, +86-13828166668Huang Junbo (黄俊波), head of 610 Office: +86-663-8623270, +86-663-8692898, +86-13902765603

(More perpetrators’ contact information is available in the original Chinese article.)

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