(Clearwisdom.net) The unconstitutional trial of Tsinghua University students Zhu Tong and Wang Weiyu was originally scheduled to take place in the Chaoyang District Court in Beijing on January 9, 2004. After this was exposed, the venue was changed to a secret trial in a court near the Chaoyang District Detention Center.

Fear of public exposure

After the planned trial of the three students was exposed on Clearwisdom Net, the government officials panicked. During the beginning of the secret trial, many uniformed officers and plainclothes police filled the court and the surrounding area. It was learned they were not on guard for the practitioners' family members; they were guarding against "outsiders"--people who have the courage and the means to expose the truth and uphold justice for these practitioners, and who are outside the realm of police control.

According to internal news sources, the persecutors who are part of the trial process received phone calls from overseas Dafa practitioners who tried to clarify the truth about the persecution to them. They were extremely shocked and afraid.

So far, no verdict has been reached, and the so-called "legal process" has not yet ended. We hope Falun Gong practitioners and kind-hearted people around the world will pay close attention to this unlawful trial and try their best to end this persecution.

Parents worried over the arrest of their only son; family in the U.S. calls for help

Wang Weiyu

Mr. Wang Weiyu is 30 years old and his hometown is in Shandong Province. He is very intelligent and studied hard, always earning good grades since high school. Before the college entrance exam in 1991, he received acceptance letters from five renowned universities, including Tsinghua University, Beijing University, Technology University of China, and Peking Union Medical College. He eventually chose the School of Delicate Instruments and Mechanical Devices at Tsinghua University and began his nine years of study there. He was forced to leave the university in 2000 because he practiced Falun Gong.

During his five-year undergraduate studies, he was awarded the "Outstanding Student Medal, Outstanding Student Scholarship, Ultimate Scholarship for Instruments and Mechanics in China" (the first time this was awarded to an undergraduate student) as well as a Phillips Scholarship. He was a class leader, class Youth League chairman, deputy president of the Science Association, and deputy chairperson for the Youth League in the School of Precision and Machine Technology.

Because of his outstanding performance and moral character, the Department of Precision and Machine Technology admitted him to a Ph.D. program in 1996, with exemption from the examination. His mentor was a noted professor of optics information processing. Because of his diligence and the assistance from a well-known mentor, Weiyu progressed rapidly in his professional studies. One year after he joined a research project, he published several articles in Chinese and international professional journals and was awarded a patent, number 00103362.X.

Friends knew his sincerity, compassion, selflessness, and tolerance and liked to be with him. Many people treated him as a good friend and were willing to confide in him.

On August 12, 2002, agents of the National Security Bureau arrested Wang Weiyu. His family was very anxious and worried about his safety. Wang Weiyu's brother-in-law, Li Guoqiang, who is a Ph. D. candidate at the University of Cincinnati, urgently called the media, government agencies, and people in society to help secure the release of Wang Weiyu.

Mr. Li Guoqiang told a reporter that Wang Weiyu was forcibly suspended by Tsinghua University in 2000 because he practiced Falun Gong. After overcoming numerous difficulties, Wang Weiyu found a job at a foreign company in Beijing. On August 12, 2002, Wang Weiyu was sent on business in Shanghai and was arrested by National Security Bureau agents on his way to the train station.

Mr. Li Guoqiang said that in the more than one year since Wang Weiyu's arrest, Wang's family has been trying to get in touch with him, but their arduous search has not yielded any results. His parents are extremely worried about their only son's safety and well-being.

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Category: Accounts of Persecution