(Minghui.org) Three Zhumadian City, Henan Province, residents were sentenced to prison in recent months for their faith in Falun Gong, a mind-body practice that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.

Mr. Liu Yufeng, in his 40s, and his father, in his 60s, were both sentenced to 3.5 years for practicing Falun Gong in March 2020. The father was arrested on July 24, 2019, and his son was arrested one day later. They have been held at Pingyu County Detention Center.

Ms. Lu Guiqing, in her 70s, was arrested in August 2019 by Xiyuanjie Police Station officers and detained in Zhumadian City Detention Center. She was recently sentenced to 3.5 years.

This isn’t the first time that Ms. Lu has been persecuted for her faith. She was previously sentenced to three years after being arrested in May 2005 for distributing informational materials about Falun Gong.