(Clearwisdom.net) Falun Gong practitioners Ms. Liu Chunlan and her husband Mr. Yang Yongying, from Hegang City, Heilongjiang Province, improved their moral standards by following Falun Gong's principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. However, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has persecuted them for practicing Falun Gong over the last decade.

Ms. Liu was imprisoned in January 2002 and given a seven-year sentence. She was released in 2009, but on March 13, 2011, she was illegally arrested again by agents from the Hegang City 610 Office, headed by Zhang Dali. She is being held in the Hegang City Brainwashing Center

Mr. Yang was given a 17-year sentence in 2006 and is now detained in the Suihua Prison. He was an employee of the Nanshan Colliery Plant in Hegang City. After his wife was first imprisoned, Mr. Yang decided to leave their residence and become homeless in order to avoid being further persecuted. However, he was later arrested.

The couple's son was about 13 years old at the time of Mr. Yang's arrest. When Ms. Liu was released from prison in 2009, her son was already in college.