(Minghui.org) The Tacheng City Court in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region illegally sentenced three practitioners to prison on April 9, 2013, for spreading Falun Gong lectures. Ms. Li Shujuan was sentenced to seven years, Ms. Wang Maofen to four years, and Ms. Mi Jianfang to three years. Ms. Li hired an attorney to appeal to a higher court.

Ms. Li, from Dazhu County, Sichuan Province, had been working in Xinjiang. She was arrested by officers from the Tacheng Police Department on May 11, 2012.

Ms. Wang, 65, is a retiree of the Tacheng Civil Engineering Team. Ms. Mi, 57, is a farmer in the local area. Both women were arrested around April 29, 2012.

The Tacheng Procuratorate approved the three practitioners' arrests on June 4, 2012, and filed their cases in court on January 22, 2013.

Parties involved in the persecution:
Tacheng City Court: +86-901-6280195
Tacheng Metropolitan Intermediate Court: +86-901-6237743