(Minghui.org) A 70-year-old man in Yuhong District, Shenyang City, Liaoning Province was sentenced to eight months for his faith in Falun Gong, a mind-body practice that has been persecuted by the Chinese Communist Party since July 1999.

Mr. Liang Xuesen, a former director at the Xinchengzi District Court in Shenyang, was arrested on February 27, 2023, after being shadowed by agents from the Qihong Police Station in Tiexi District of Shenyang. They had spotted him drop off some letters at mail collection boxes and suspected he was mailing out Falun Gong letters.

The police raided Mr. Liang’s home and confiscated his computer, printer, Falun Gong books, and other personal belongings. They took him to the Tiexi District Detention Center the next day.

It was learned recently that Mr. Liang had been sentenced to eight months and that his prison term was set to end on October 26, 2023. Other details of his prosecution remain to be investigated.

Mr. Liang is still held at the detention center at the time of writing. He has developed high blood pressure and high blood sugar after months of detention. It is unclear whether he has been rendered any medical attention.

Prior to his latest prison sentence, Mr. Liang was deceived into going to a brainwashing center on April 18, 2005. Kang Rongdong, the political department head in the Xinchengzi District Court, led him to believe that the court was to hold an employee meeting at the Zhangshi Brainwashing Center. He was held there for an unknown amount of time and ordered to write statements to renounce Falun Gong every day. He also had to pay 200 yuan per day to cover his living expenses there.