(Minghui.org) A Tangshan City, Hebei Province resident was sentenced on December 30, 2021 for his faith in Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.

Mr. Huang Honglei, an employee of Kailuan Zhongrun Coal Chemical Company, was arrested on March 30, 2021, after being reported for distributing informational materials about Falun Gong in a residential area. The police kept him in the police station until April 2 when they transferred him to the Leting Detention Center. His home was also ransacked.

When Mr. Huang’s lawyer went to visit him on April 11, the guards blocked him and demanded he present a coronavirus test and a letter (the purpose of the letter was not clear.)

The Haigang District Economic Development Zone Procuratorate approved Mr. Huang’s arrest on April 22, 2021. It then transferred his case to the Luannan County Procuratorate in May 2021. He was indicted in early June 2021.

The Luannan County Court held three hearings of Mr. Huang’s case, on August 25, November 26, and December 29, 2021, respectively, before sentencing him to 1.5 years with 3,000 yuan fine on December 30. His family was informed of his verdict on January 4, 2022.

Perpetrators’ information:
Chen Changcun (陈长存), president of Haigang District Economic Development Zone Procuratorate
Guo Xiaohui (郭晓辉), president of Luannan County ProcuratorateLi Guohua (李国华), prosecutor of Luannan County ProcuratorateLi Liuqing (李柳青), president of Luannan County CourtLi Changjin (李昌进), judge of Luannan County Court