(Minghui.org) A former police officer, whose stroke disappeared by practicing Falun Gong, was recently sentenced to three years for his faith.

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

Mr. Lin Lisheng, a 65-year-old resident of Maoming City, Guangdong Province, used to work as a police officer at the Maoming Train Station. While taking the train on March 11, 2020, he was arrested by his former colleagues after they found a Falun Gong book and several pieces of paper currency printed with information about Falun Gong in his bag.

Due to strict censorship in China, many practitioners use creative ways to raise awareness about the persecution, including printing information on paper currency.

The police raided Mr. Lin’s home and held him at the Maoming City No. 1 Detention Center. Worried about him, his family bribed the police in exchange for his release. Fearful of the persecution, Mr. Lin stopped practicing Falun Gong. Not long after, he suffered a stroke and the doctor said they couldn’t cure him.

Upon returning home, Mr. Lin resumed practicing Falun Gong and soon regained his health. After the police found out, they arrested him again on June 27, 2021 and submitted his case to the Maonan District Procuratorate. He appeared in Maonan District Court on December 23, 2022 and was sentenced to three years by the presiding judge Ke Xuejun.