(Minghui.org) Two Xiangyang City, Hubei Province, residents who had been missing for two years are now confirmed to have been arrested and sentenced to heavy terms for their faith in Falun Gong, a mind-body practice that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.

Mr. Cheng Xiaobao’s family returned home on March 18, 2018, to see their front door pried open and Mr. Cheng nowhere to be found. It would take them more than two years to find out he had been arrested.

They heard recently that he was in a detention facility in the Xiangzhou District. When they went there, they learned that Mr. Cheng had been transferred elsewhere on March 27, 2020, but they were not told the new location. Mr. Cheng's family still doesn't know where he is at the time of writing.

Ms. Wang Molian also went missing in late March 2018 and her family has never heard anything from the police about her.

She used to work for the China Railway Electrification Bureau Group. In the persecution of Falun Gong, she has served three terms of forced labor for a total of 3.5 years. She was beaten and shocked with electric batons.

Minghui.org recently confirmed that Mr. Cheng has been sentenced to 12 years and Ms. Wang to 11 years by the Xiangzhou District Court. More details remain to be investigated.

Mr. Cheng, around 65, used to work at the Railroad Water and Electric Department. Ten days after he took up Falun Gong in 1998, his Hepatitis and tuberculosis went away. But because he refused to give up his faith, he was fired from his job and repeatedly harassed, arrested, and detained. 

While serving a four-year term in Fanjiatai Prison, he was beaten and had cuts and bruises all over his body. Because he refused to do the hard labor of making bricks, the guards carried him into the brick kiln to burn him. Then they dragged him around and continued to beat him. They repeated this torture many times. 

After the last time they burned and dragged him, the guards rolled a cart loaded with more than 500 kilograms of bricks over Mr. Cheng's ankle. He sustained an open wound four centimeters long and one centimeter deep.

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