(Clearwisdom.net) Dafa Disciple Zheng Hongjun, 38, lives in Hongwei Village, Chengfeng District, Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province. His address is Room 502, Unit 3 of Building No. 3-4.

At around 4:00 a.m. on September 23, 2005, more than twenty policemen from Babaishang Police Department and Tiexi Police Department arrived in three police cars and surrounded Zheng's building. Six to seven policemen rushed into Zheng's home claiming that a crime occurred in Building No. 1 and that they needed to interview his family.

Zheng's father was very cautious and refused to open the door. So the police began to break down the door. Finally at around 6:00 a.m., the police managed to completely break down the door. Without giving any reasons, they arrested Zheng, who refused to cooperate and began to yell "Falun Dafa is good." Six to seven police officers began beating Zheng while they dragged him down five flights of stairs to the outside. The police also sealed off Zheng's shop, which is located on the third floor of District 3 in the Dewei Computer Center of Daqing City, and stole all the goods from the shop.

Zheng was only wearing a shirt and a pair of pants, and had bare feet when he was forced into the police car. His brothers and sisters tried to stop the police and as a result, were also beaten. Zheng's father was so frightened that he collapsed on the bed. Zheng's 65-year-old mother was terrified. After watching what happened to her son, and because of his continued persecution, she developed a heart condition.

Zheng's wife was forced to divorce him, leaving Zheng to take care of his daughter, who had been paralyzed for ten years. When she saw her father was arrested, she was so terrified that she held on to the bed sheets, cried and almost fell to the floor. Zheng's mother then had to look after her granddaughter.

The neighbors witnessed what happened and said, "How can you call them police? They are bandits. This kid has done absolutely nothing to bother anyone, let alone the police."

Zheng has been illegally detained at the Daqing City Detention center for more than twenty days, and he is currently on a hunger strike. It is said that he has been tortured very badly. Investigation is needed to confirm Zheng's current situation. Zheng's parents and daughter have suffered tremendously. Living through a day for them seems like suffering through a year. His daughter often touches her heart and mutters "Daddy! Daddy!" while she constantly stares at her father's empty bed.

We hope kind-hearted people and organizations both inside and outside of China can offer support. We call for the immediate end of the persecution of Falun Gong, the unconditional release of Zheng Hongjun and the immediate cessation of the inhumane and barbaric crimes committed by followers of the Chinese Communist Party towards innocent people.

October 15, 2005