(Clearwisdom.net) Mr. Hu Jianhua, born in 1961 in Qianjiang County of Hubei Province, joined the army back in 1979. He was promoted from squad leader to company commander. He led his company to win a first class merit citation. In 1988, he was appointed as the leader of the rear-service unit of the headquarters, a position equivalent to an associate battalion commander.

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A dozen years of military service left Mr. Hu with a dozen illnesses, including high blood pressure, hyperlipidemia, and rheumatism. As a result, he had to resign from his post. In 1993 he was transferred to a civilian workplace - the Industrial and Commercial Bureau of Qiaokou District, Wuhan City, Hubei Province.

Mr. Hu sought one doctor after another to cure his illnesses but without success. In 1995, he learned Falun Gong. Thanks to Falun Gong, Mr. Hu became a healthy person and lived a happy life once again without costing his employer a penny. In addition, he strived hard to do his job well. As a practitioner, Mr. Hu strictly followed the principle of "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance," and he was always thoughtful of other people.

For example, Mr. Hu's employer equipped him with a motorcycle for him to perform his job. Since he often left home early and arrived late for the sake of his job, sometimes he had to ride the motorcycle home. Despite the fact that he used it for his job, he paid his employer for the gas he used for the trips home. His leaders and colleagues all trusted him very much and recommended him for outstanding workers' awards. Every time he received an award, he shared his prizes with everyone. Once he received an electric fan as a prize. To alleviate the poor working conditions in the hot summer in the cafeteria, he contributed the fan to his colleagues. Because he always cared about his co-workers, Mr. Hu was widely recognized as a great person.

What was less known to others was that his family lived a meager existence. His wife was severely ill, his teenage child was going to school, and he had to support his parents and brother, who lived in poor circumstances in the countryside. Even with a family of three living in a small home belonging to his in-laws, he never complained or asked for anything from his employer, which demonstrated the high moral standards of a Falun Dafa practitioner.

In spite of being such a good person, the authorities persecuted him for his practice of Falun Gong and his belief in "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance." Since July 1999, they have imprisoned him in brainwashing "schools" three times and detained him three times, each time for several months. They illegally fired him from his job and stripped him of his membership in the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). The local police station searched his house three times without a warrant. All of his neighbors were outraged by the injustice.

When Mr. Hu was on his way to his workplace on November 29, 2000, a policeman stopped him. Claiming that his leader wanted to see him, the policeman attempted to trick him into going to the police station. Seeing through the fraud, Mr. Hu did not follow him. In the afternoon, however, half a dozen people came to abduct him. The authorities later sentenced him to one year of forced labor camp for his practice of Falun Gong. During his one-year imprisonment in the Hewan Labor Camp of Wuhan City, Mr. Hu was brutally persecuted, like every other practitioner there. The authorities did not allow any of his family members to visit him. They forced him to work extremely long hours and to perform excessively heavy work; they frequently beat him and abused him physically; they deliberately stopped him from sitting down, sleeping, talking to others, or buying any food. For over half a year, they dispatched other inmates to constantly watch him and follow him wherever he went, be it in the bathroom or while eating. Under both physical and mental abuse, Mr. Hu continued to show his compassion as a Falun Gong practitioner, which deeply touched the hearts of many inmates, policemen, and staff members in the forced labor camp.

After an entire year of this hell-like existence in the forced labor camp, Mr. Hu finally walked out of labor camp on December 1, 2001. After he returned to his former workplace, the authorities continued to monitor him. Seven months after his return to work, the local police station decided to arrest him again.

On July 22, 2002, Mr. Hu was forced to leave home for Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province, to avoid further persecution. While he was telling other people in Guangzhou about the staged self-immolation in Tiananmen Square, the authorities arrested him once again in March 2003. During the illegal detention, the Guangzhou public security officials used cruel torture to try to extort a confession out of him, detained him for an extended period of time, and recorded false statements and refused to show them to him. In December 2003, without any evidence, the Dongshan District Court of Guangzhou City illegally sentenced Mr. Hu to seven and half years in prison. In addition, they stopped him from appealing his sentence and the extortion of his confession by torture to the higher courts.

Mr. Hu has been imprisoned in the Sihui City Prison of Guangdong Province for over ten months. Initially the authorities granted him permission to write one letter a month, so his family did receive a letter from him every month. Since December 2004, however, his family has not received any letters, and it has been over two months. Mr. Hu used to reply to his family in writing every time they sent him some money. Without hearing anything from him, his family is now very worried. Yet they are helpless, because, according to orders from top-level officials, no legal entity in China is allowed to accept any appeals from any Falun Gong practitioners or their families.

We sincerely call on every good-hearted person to extend your help to stop the ongoing persecution of Mr. Hu Jianhua by the Chinese authorities.