(Minghui.org) After a Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province resident was arrested for his faith in Falun Gong, his bedridden wife was taken to a senior center and is now in a dire situation as the region is being hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak.

Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is a mind-body practice that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.

Mr. Yang Rongxia was arrested at home on September 5, 2019. The police filled two cars with items confiscated from his house. His arrest left his wife, who is bedridden and relied on him as her caregiver, struggling to care for herself. As their only daughter works out of town, the police and village officials took his wife to a senior center, which has very poor conditions and lacks adequate care.

Mr. Yang was later sentenced to five years by the Gaocheng District Court at an unknown date in 2020 and has been taken to the Tangshan Prison.

In recently weeks, his hometown, Yangma Village, is becoming a hotspot for the coronavirus outbreak. Mr. Yang is very worried about his wife’s well-being.

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Category: Accounts of Persecution