(Minghui.org) An 83-year-old Yuanling County, Hunan Province resident is experiencing high blood pressure, high fever and gout while serving time for his faith in Falun Gong.

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

Mr. Li Dianxing, the former deputy director of Yuanling County Water Conservancy Bureau, was arrested in November 2020, after being reported for distributing Falun Gong materials. He was released on bail on January 8, 2021 and later indicted by the Yuanling County Procuratorate.

The presiding judge, Zhao Weifang, and two other judges, Wang Jianlong and He Zhimin of Yuanling County Court sentenced Mr. Li to six months with a 2,000-yuan fine on November 30, 2021. 

Mr. Li appealed to the Huaihua City Intermediate Court. The presiding judge, Liu Zheyi, and judges Yao Jian and Sun Xiaping ruled to uphold his original verdict on February 8, 2022. 

Mr. Li was taken into the 10th ward at Wangling Prison on July 14, 2022, where he is experiencing health problems.