(Minghui.org) A married couple and their son were tried in April 2021 for the couple’s faith in Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.
More than 20 officers broke into 62-year-old Mr. Wang Gang’s home on July 24, 2020, and arrested him, his wife Ms. Yang Junying, and their son Mr. Wang Zhuo, 37.
The police ransacked the three-story home shared by the family in Ningxiang City, Hunan Province. The couple’s computers, printers, dozens of thousands of yuan in cash, informational materials about Falun Gong, and a photo of Falun Gong’s founder were confiscated. The younger Mr. Wang’s camera and computer, which he used for his photo studio’s business on the first floor of their residence, were also taken away.
Although the police released the younger Mr. Wang, who does not practice Falun Gong, the next afternoon, they arrested him again and put him in criminal detention when he returned three days later to ask for the return of his computer, which contained many of his customers’ photos.
The police arrested Mr. Wang Gang after suspecting him of giving Falun Gong materials to another practitioner, Ms. Zhao Chunping, after Ms. Zhao was seen on surveillance cameras distributing the brochures in Xiangxiang City, about 60 miles from Ningxiang.
Although Mr. Wang Zhuo was released on bail on October 11, 2020, he was taken back into custody and held in the Xiangxiang City Detention Center on January 13, 2021. He and his father were secretly tried in the Xiangxiang City Court on April 14, 2021, and his mother was tried Ms. Yang on April 15. The judge didn’t announce the verdicts.
The arrests and possible prison time have left Mr. Wang Zhuo’s wife and their six-year-old son in dire straits.