(Minghui.org) Four Xianyang City, Shaanxi Province residents were recently given up to 9 years for practicing Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.

Mr. Zhang Peng, 35, Mr. Wang Yuchao, 26, Mr. Zang Jinda, and Mr. Ma Haipeng were arrested at their respective apartments between June and August 2019, after the police found them distributing informational materials about Falun Gong in nearby Chunhua County. Their homes were ransacked and their computers and printers confiscated.

The four practitioners were held at the Chunhua County Detention Center and later indicted by the Xianyang City Procuratorate

It was recently confirmed that Mr. Zhang was sentenced to 9 years in prison and the other three practitioners were given sentences ranging from 5 to 9 years.

According to information from Minghui.org, at least 1,734 practitioners have been arrested between July 1999 and December 2019 in Shaanxi Province. Among them, at least 516 had their homes ransacked, 411 were held in brainwashing centers, 19 were held in psychiatric hospitals, 452 were given labor camp terms, 269 were sentenced and 58 practitioners were persecuted to death.

Perpetrators’ contact information:
Chunhua County Police Department: +86-29-32772518, +86-29-32779175
Chengguan Police Station: +86-29-32772243Guanzhuang Police Station: +86-29-32670009Qindu District Procuratorate: +86-29-38169110, +86-29-38162000Mu Ningqian (穆宁谦), member of the Standing Committee of Chunhua County Party Committee and secretary of Chunhua County Political and Legal Affairs Committee

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Category: Accounts of Persecution