(Minghui.org) A Dongying City, Shandong Province, man secretly sentenced to seven years for practicing Falun Gong was transferred to the Shandong Province Prison on March 9, 2021, without his family’s knowledge.

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

Mr. Wang Xueyong, in his 50s, works at the Shengli Oilfield. He was arrested at home and had his place ransacked by four officers on January 8, 2020. The police first held him in Hekou Detention Center and then transferred him to the Niuzhuang Detention Center.

During the interrogation, the police kept pressuring him to “plead guilty” for practicing Falun Gong. Mr. Wang responded that he didn’t do anything wrong in trying to be a good person or raising awareness about the persecution.

The police later submitted Mr. Wang’s case to the procuratorate. They included the 96 Falun Gong informational cards confiscated from him during an earlier arrest in November 2018 as evidence to charge him.

On August 20, 2020, Mr. Wang was tried in the Dongying District Court through a video conference. He was sentenced to seven years and fined 30,000 yuan on September 24. His appeal was rejected by the Dongying City Intermediate Court.

Before he was transferred to the prison, his family went to the detention center several times to visit him, but the guards turned them away and didn't tell them about his prison transfer.

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Category: Accounts of Persecution