(Minghui.org) Falun Gong practitioners Mr. Chen Shaomin and Mr. Chen Xiaomin, residents of Sanmenxia City, Henan Province, were illegally sentenced in July 2017 following their arrests in 2016. Their prison terms and locations are unknown.
The brothers were arrested at their respective workplaces by police officers on June 6 and 7, 2016. They had been detained at Sanmenxia City Detention Center before their sentencing. They were not allowed to meet with their family. Their computers, printer, and some cash were confiscated.
Prior to this arrest, Mr. Chen Shaomin had been had been sent to forced labor camps two times for refusing to renounce Falun Gong.
Their older brother, Mr. Chen Yuemin, passed away in 2011 as a result of long-term imprisonment and brutal torture for his belief in Falun Gong.
When Mr. Chen Shaomin and Mr. Chen Xiaomin were arrested for appealing for Falun Gong in Beijing after the persecution began in July 1999, their father went through a lot to try to find them and seek their release. Then in June 2000, his oldest son, Mr. Chen Yuemin, was also arrested.
The father was overcome with grief and passed way in 2001.
The mother, now in her 70s, was devastated by the death of her oldest son. She also worries about her daughter-in-law, who is still imprisoned. The recent arrest of her two sons has been devastating.
Mr. Chen Yuemin had been arrested twice for refusing to renounce Falun Gong. His latest arrest was in June 2001. He was sentenced to five years in Zhengzhou Prison.
He had suffered all kinds of torture, including being injected with unknown substances that resulted in his body and limbs going limp and remaining weak after he was released.
He passed away on April 26, 2011, at the age of 48.
His wife, Ms. Li Faying, was arrested while putting up Falun Gong posters. She was sentenced to four years at Xinxiang Women's Prison in 2014, leaving her daughter to fend for herself by doing odd jobs.
Many Falun Gong practitioners have been severely persecuted at Sanmenxia City in the past two years.
Ms. Gao Fengjie was sentenced to six years for putting up Falun Gong posters.
Ms. Shi Fendang was sentenced to four years for handing out Falun Gong materials.
Mr. Wang Junzhi was sentenced to four years.
When Ms. Li Yuhang was released from Zhengzhou Prison, she was emaciated and very weak. All her teeth were knocked out.
Persons involved in the persecution included Jiao Linsheng (焦林生), director of Sanmenxia City 610 Office. His cell phone is +086-15839869696.