(Minghui.org) A husband and wife, both 76 years old, were sentenced to 1.5 years in prison on September 24, 2020 for practicing Falun Gong, a mind-body discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999. 

Mr. Chen Yixin and Ms. Zheng Tianqiong were seized by the police at home on the afternoon of July 10, 2019, amid a group arrest of local Falun Gong practitioners. Their Falun Gong books, printer and computer were confiscated. 

Although Ms. Zheng was released on bail due to poor health three days later, Mr. Chen was sent to the Chengdu No. 1 Detention Center. After the Xindu District Procuratorate returned Mr. Chen’s case for insufficient evidence, the police refused to release him and submitted his case one more time in an attempt to frame him. 

The Xindu Court sentenced the couple on September 24, 2020 and told them they had ten days to file an appeal. 

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