(Minghui.org) Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Yang Xiyuan was illegally sentenced to two years in prison by the Wujin District Court in Changzhou City on January 4, 2018. He was taken to Suzhou Prison on January 11. His family has not heard from him or visited him.

Mr. Yang was on his way home from Hongmei Park on the morning of July 9, 2017, when Dai Xiaofeng from the Jinkai District Domestic Security Division arrested him as he got off the bus. Dai also confiscated two bags of Falun Gong informational materials.

The police ransacked his house and then took him to a detention center. The detention center refused to admit him, so he was taken home and monitored.

While Mr. Yang was in the detention center, Henglin Police Station officers ransacked his house again and confiscated many items without a warrant.

The Henglin police later seized the examination report from the hospital. They detained Mr. Yang in the Qiji Cultural Protection Site in the Qishuyan District for three months.

Mr. Yang Xiyuan, who is from Yangjiatou Village, Henglin Township, Wujin District, Changzhou City, was sentenced to seven years in prison after the Chinese Communist Party launched the persecution of Falun Gong in 1999.