(Minghui.org) An 88-year-old retired electronic engineer has been imprisoned to serve a one-year term for practicing Falun Gong, a mind-body practice that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.

Mr. Xin Yuliang, a resident of Jilin City, Jilin Province living on his own, was arrested in August 2020 when he went out with three other practitioners to hang up banners bearing information about Falun Gong.

After he was released on bail the next day, the police submitted his case to the Chuanying District Procuratorate, which then indicted him and moved his case to the Chuanying District Court.

Mr. Xin was tried in August 2021 and sentenced to one year by Judge Li Zhongcheng. The bailiff first took Mr. Xin to the Jilin City Detention Center, which denied him admission due to his health condition. He returned home later in the day, only to be taken to a hospital for a physical examination a week later. He never returned home after the hospital visit.

It was recently confirmed by Minghui.org that he was directly taken to the Jilin City Detention Center from the hospital and then transferred to the Gongzhuling Prison in mid-September. 

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