BEIJING, May 18 AFP Published: Saturday May 18, 12:51 PM

Four members of the banned Falun Gong (group) were convicted by a Chinese court for [...] broadcasting [...] on a cable television station, state press reported today.

The group made the broadcast early on January 1, Xinhua news agency said in an overnight report.

The four were convicted by an intermediate court in southwestern Chongqing municipality yesterday [...].

Jin Wei was sentenced to 16 years in jail and Li Xiangdong got 15 years, while two others were jailed for at least seven years.

Another person implicated in the incident had died in police custody since the group was arrested in January, the report said without detailing the circumstances of the death. [...]