(Minghui.org) Four Jiuquan City, Gansu Province residents were sentenced to prison for practicing Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.

Ms. Zhang Guilan, Ms. He Niudui, Ms. Xu Huifang, and Ms. Luo Gengxiu were arrested on October 31, 2018. The police ransacked their homes and took them to the local detention center.

The Jiuquan City Court sentenced the four practitioners to prison on November 1, 2019. Ms. He was sentenced to five years, marking her third prison term for her faith. Ms. Xu received three and a half years, Ms. Zhang three years and three months, and Ms. Luo one year.

Ms. Luo was released on November 3 after serving her term.