(Clearwisdom.net) Note: The following article is a shortened version of a longer and more detailed article that appeared on the minghui.ca website (Chinese version of Clearwisdom.net).

On August 10, 2008, Falun Dafa practitioners Qi Changrong, Song Hongcui, and Bai Hong were secretly sentenced after having been held in a detention center for seven months. Qi Changrong was sentenced to five years imprisonment, and Song Hongcui and Bai Hong were each sentenced to three years. They have now been transferred to the Tianjin No. 2 Prison. Their relatives never received any notification from either the Domestic Security Division, 610 Office, court, or prison, nor have they received any notice of legal procedures against any of the practitioners. As of today, their relatives are still not allowed to see them. Qi Changrong, Song Hongcui, and Bai Hong have lodged an appeal against the decision.