(Clearwisdom.net) On February 10, 2009, the Kunming City Court in Yunnan Province put three practitioners on trial without informing their families as the law required. The court sentenced Ms. Jiang Runlin to four years in prison, Ms. Yang Deying to three years, and Ms. He Xiufen to five years. The three practitioners are imprisoned at the Panlong District No. 1 Detention Center in Kunming City.

At around 9:00 a.m. on May 20, 2008, police arrested Ms. Jiang right after she left her dormitory in East Courtyard Two at Kunming Science and Technology University. They then searched her dormitory and arrested three practitioners there: Ms. He, Ms. Yang, and Ms. Yang Maoqiao. They also seized two trunks full of property. At around 4:00 a.m. the following day, the four practitioners were taken to the Panlong District No. 1 Detention Center.

Ms. Yang went on a hunger strike to protest her arrest. She was in critical condition on the night of October 21, 2008. She was taken from the detention center at 3:30 p.m. the following day. Her whereabouts remain unknown.

Ms. Jiang, born April 15, 1978, was a teller in a private institute before her arrest. She started practicing Falun Dafa in 1998. In July 2000, she was arrested in Beijing after appealing for the right to practice Falun Gong. She was then imprisoned, first at the Jianshui Detention Center, then at the Jianshui Militia Base Brainwashing Camp. She was released in mid-September, and she later moved to Kunming City with her parents. In January 2001, she was arrested by the Wuhua District Police for discussing Falun Gong in public. She was sentenced to two years at the Yunnan Province Women's Forced Labor Camp in Kunming City.

Ms. Yang Deying, born June 13, 1949, lived at 69 Pingqiao Village, Yongchang Street, Xishan District, Kunming City. In February 2005, she was sentenced to two years of forced labor for practicing Falun Gong.

Ms. He, born April 20, 1951, is a retiree of the Animal Husbandry Center of the Lufeng County Agriculture Bureau in Yunnan Province. She lived at 18 Huangtupo Worker New Village, Apartment 1-202, Kunming City. In December 2002, she was sentenced to eighteen months of forced labor for practicing Falun Gong. On July 10, 2006, she received a three-year prison sentence, which had been reduced from four years.

On February 13, 2009, two more practitioners were taken to the Panlong District No. 1 Detention Center: Ms. Guan Qiaoyun of the Kunming Steel Cooperation in Anning City, and another practitioner whose identity is unknown.