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Father and Son Secretly Sentenced to Prison for Their Faith

August 30, 2017 |   By a Minghui correspondent in Liaoning Province

(Minghui.org) A father and son in Dalian City were sentenced to prison for refusing to renounce Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline being persecuted by the Chinese communist regime.

Mr. Guo Shuchun was working on a home addition project on September 7, 2015 when deputy police chief Lu Jin broke in with his officers to ransack his home. The police didn’t show any ID or search warrant during the process.

Mr. Guo, his wife (Ms. Dong Yufang), his son (Mr. Guo Jixiang), and his one-and-half-year-old granddaughter were taken to the local Mingyang Police Station.

Ms. Dong and the toddler were released that night. Mr. Guo Jixang was released three days later because of his disability (he has to use crutches). However, police re-arrested him around early 2017 and sent him to Zhuanghe Detention Center, where his father has been held since the arrest.

Ms. Dong learned recently that her husband and son have both been sentenced to prison, with the father getting 5 years and the son 1 year and 8 months. She has no idea of when they were tried, and she hasn’t been provided any documents by the authorities.