(Minghui.org) Two middle school teachers in Wuhan, Hubei Province, were imprisoned for their faith in Falun Gong. Although their prison terms ended a month ago, their current whereabouts are unknown.

Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is an ancient spiritual discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.

Ms. Cai Rufen, who was sentenced to three years, was scheduled to be released on February 21, and Mr. Cheng Youjin, who was given four and a half years, on February 26, 2020.

Wuhan has been locked down due to the coronavirus epidemic since January 23, 2020. 

According to Ms. Cai’s family, Wuhan Women’s Prison officials called them in February 2020 to say that Ms. Cai would be transferred to the Xinzhou District People’s Hospital and then a hotel for quarantine. They have never heard back from the authorities and do not know where Ms. Cai is.

Fanjiatai Prison officials informed Mr. Cheng’s family that he was placed in quarantine due to the epidemic. The authorities didn’t say where he was quarantined or how long it would be.

Mr. Cheng’s father, who is in his 80s, and his young son are longing for him to return home. 

In contrast to Ms. Cai and Mr. Cheng, a woman who was imprisoned in Wuhan for ten years for taking bribes was released on February 18 despite her flu-like symptoms. Despite the lockdown of the city, her family was allowed to drive her to Beijing. Two days after she arrived in Beijing, she tested positive for the coronavirus and has been sent to a local quarantine center.