(Minghui.org) A man in Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province, was sentenced to eight years and fined 5,000 yuan for spreading information about Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.

Mr. Guan Yibo, 52, turned on a portable wifi server while taking the subway to work on May 30, 2019. When the passengers connected to the wifi, they would receive information about Falun Gong on their phones. One of the passengers who received the information reported Mr. Guan to the police. The police waited at the subway station the next morning and arrested Mr. Guan on his way to work. His home was also ransacked.

Mr. Guan was taken to the Shenzhen City No.2 Detention Center on June 1. The Nanshan District Procuratorate approved his arrest on July 9. After the police submitted his case, the prosecutor indicted him and moved his case to the Nanshan District Court. He was transferred to the Nanshan District Detention Center on September 16.

The Nanshan District Court held a video hearing on March 19, 2021. The judge announced the verdict on July 28. Mr. Guan appealed to the Shenzhen City Intermediate Court, which ruled to uphold his original verdict on September 18.

Mr. Guan is the sole breadwinner in his family. His sentencing has greatly distressed his elderly parents and young children.

Perpetrators’ contact information:
Wu Junwei (吴君炜), judge, Nanshan District Court: +86-13631636622
Gao Zhan (高瞻), prosecutor, Nanshan District Procuratorate: +86-13652318192, +86-755-86212863Gong Minghui (龚明辉), chief of the Futian Transportation Police Station: +86-13510323133

(More perpetrators’ contact information is available in the original Chinese article.)