(Minghui.org) A 75-year-old man in Linxia County, Gansu Province has mostly lost his vision and hearing while serving time for his faith in Falun Gong.

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

Mr. Jia Chunzhen was arrested in April 2020 and sentenced to four years with a 3,000-yuan fine in December. When his family visited him at the Linxia County Detention Center in mid-February 2021 during the Chinese New Year holiday, they noted that he had lost his vision and hearing. More details about his situation remain to be investigated.

Prior to his latest persecution, Mr. Jia was arrested on June 9, 2012, and sentenced to five years on November 12. The police continued to harass him after he was released from the Tianshui Prison on June 10, 2017.

Mr. Jia was arrested again on June 21, 2019. His Falun Gong books, a music player, two flash drives, and over ten bags of vegetable seeds were confiscated. The police also tore down two pairs of decorative couplets at his home.

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