(Clearwisdom.net) Ms. Zhou Dongmei is a Falun Dafa practitioner from Xishui County, Hubei Province. Her son, Nan Xiaoqing, who is also a practitioner, has been detained at the Xishui County Police Department for 18 months now, and is currently in critical condition. Nan Xiaoqing's father, Nan Chuyin, was tortured to death for practicing Falun Dafa. Knowing her son's condition, Ms. Zhou went to the police department many times demanding his release, but the police refused. Having lost hope, Ms. Zhou and her daughter, Nan Tianju (also a practitioner), went to the streets in the morning of October 11, 2004. They held poster boards explaining the injustice that their family is suffering. People on the streets were shocked to find out that Ms. Zhou's husband died from internal injuries caused by brutal beatings by the police. They could not believe that her son was being tortured to the brink of death. When Zhou and her daughter passed in front of the police department, where several police officers forcibly snatched away and smashed their boards. During the struggle, Zhou's three-year-old niece was frightened to tears. Some spectators criticized the police brutality, and others shed tears of sympathy.

On the morning of October 12, Ms. Zhou and her daughter again took to the streets with a poster board saying: "My husband died from persecution for practicing Falun Gong and Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance. My younger daughter was unjustly sentenced to six years in prison for practicing Falun Gong. My son, Nan Xiaoqing, has developed many serious illnesses after being detained for 18 months, and he is still not released. I demand that the government release my son." They went street by street crying for justice. When they walked in front of the county government building, a "110" police car (1) and another police vehicle stopped in front of them. Two people got out of the "110" police car and five officers came from the other vehicle. They took away Ms. Zhou's sign and forced Ms. Zhou and her daughter into the "110" police car. They then left the scene quickly.

We appeal to the international community to condemn the crimes committed by the Chinese government and to rescue Nan Xiaoqing and his family.

Xishui County Committee:
Zhou Yong: 86-713-4233210
Huang Yanjun: 86-713-4232415
Chen Zhiyuan: 86-713-4233702, 86-13807254766 (Cell)
Zhou Zuoping: 86-713-4237708, 86-713-8908708, 86-13907252126 (Cell)

Xishui County Government:
Yang Youzhai: 86-713-4233031, 86-13307250868 (Cell)
Zhu Boru: 86-713-4222580, 86-13607250338 (Cell)

Xishui County Representatives to the People's Congress:
Wu Liangxiang: 86-713-4233907
Zhang Zhonghua: 86-713-4232931
Zhou Deshan: 86-713-4243011, 86-13508656115 (Cell)

Xishui County Police Department:
Switch board: 86-713-4233980, 86-713-4233981, 86-713-4234183 (Office)
Rao Chenlin: 86-713-4226188, 86-713-8905088, 86-13907252136 (Cell)
Wang Wenqing: 86-713-4226186, 86-713-3804186, 86-13607250470 (Cell)
Huang Haijun (Deputy Director in charge of persecuting Falun Gong) 86-713-4226298, 86-713-8900600, 86-13907252201 (Cell)
Yang Jian (Section Head for Section 1) 86-713-4224008
Huang Minglu: 86-713-4236128, 86-713-8908128, 86-13807255196 (Cell)
Min Conglin: 86-713-4233856, 86-713-8901856, 86-13807255302 (Cell)
Lu Li: 86-713-4234117, 86-713-8904117, 86-13339952997 (Cell)
Yong Haibo: 86-713-4234791, 86-13807255899 (Cell)
Zhou Changlin: 86-713-4226136, 86-13607251528 (Cell)
Chen Yanhua: 86-713-4226218, 86-13339965577 (Cell)
Yan Qiaoju: 86-713-4223768, 86-713-8900008

Director of Xishui No. 1 Detention Center, Zhu Xinzhou (previously head of Chengguan Police Station): 86-713-4226138
"610 Office": 86-713-4226009
Fang Yongmin (head of "610 Office"): 86-713-4242226, 86-713-8905736, 86-13971733722 (Cell)
Xishui County Education Department: 86-713-4269951
Gao Dehua: 86-713-4233373


(1) "110" police car - An emergency response police vehicle. Dialing 110 is the equivalent of dialing 911 in the United States.