(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 detained in a detention center for seven months. Qi Changrong was sentenced to five years of imprisonment, and Song Hongcui and Bai Hong were both sentenced to three years. They have now been transferred to Tianjin No. 2 Prison. Their relatives never received any notification from either the Domestic Security Division, 610 Office, court or prison, nor have they ever received any information of legal procedures against any of the practitioners. As of today, their relatives are still not allowed to meet with them. Qi Changrong, Song Hongcui and Bai Hong have already lodged an appeal against the decision.