(Minghui.org) Three Shanghai residents were recently sentenced to prison, eight months after their February 20, 2014 arrests for watching videos of Shen Yun Performing Arts shows that promote traditional Chinese culture.

Mr. Gu Shouxian (谷守先), 74, was given a three and a half year prison term. His wife Ms. Cheng Xiangnu (陈香女), 73, received three years, as did 78-year-old Ms. Gong Naifang (龚乃芳). The Xuhui District Court handed down the sentences during the second trial of the three Falun Gong practitioners on October 21, 2014.

Ms. Gong went on a hunger strike in detention and vomited blood. The authorities denied her family's request for her release on bail for medical treatment, and are restricting information about her.

Ms. Gong's husband, who is in his eighties, is ill and anxious for his wife's return.

Ms. Gong had been arrested multiple times. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) authorities did not provide any legal documents or warrants when making the arrests. She was taken to brainwashing centers twice after being arrested.

Zhu Xiwei, a Xuhui District Court judge, is one of the main officials in charge of persecuting Falun Gong practitioners in the district. Over the past over ten years, he has bent the law and participated in sentencing many practitioners, including Li Yaohua, Zhang Yibo, Zhang Qin, Bai Gendi, Yao Yuhua, Yang Liang, Wang Chao, Chen Ping, Zhao Lijun, Huang Qiaoqin, Rong Huijun, Zhai Qiaoying, and Li Meizhen.

Zhu is also responsible for sentencing Mr. Gu, Ms. Cheng, and Ms. Gong.

Criminal Case Division, Xuhui District Court, Shanghai
Zhu Xiwei, judge: +86-021-6439-1493, +86-021-6439-1493, +86-021-6468-0966 ext 2405, +86-021-6468-0966 ext 2405188 Yishan Street, Xuhui District, Shanghai, Zip 200030

Prosecutor's Division, Xuhui District Court, ShanghaiXu Zhenhui, prosecutor: +86-021-6487-2222 ext 2409, +86-021-6487-2222 ext 240940 Nandan Street, Xuhui District, Shanghai, Zip 200030

Xuhui District Political and Legal Affairs Committee, ShanghaiLin Guanliang, secretary: +86-021-6487-2222, +86-021-6487-2222

Xuhui District Police Department's 610 Office and Domestic Security Team, ShanghaiCui Tiejun, 610 Office director: +86-021-6487-5108, +86-021-6487-5108 ext 6000Wang Weixing, Domestic Security Team member: +86-021-6486-8911, 021-6486-8911 ext 37219Yan Zhilin, Domestic Security Team member: +86-021-6486-8911, +86-021-6486-8911 ext 37214Ma Ziqiang, Ding Caifeng, Zhang, Su Huping, members of Domestic Security Team: +86-021-6486-8911, +86-021-6486-8911 ext 37212, 37215, 37217