(Clearwisdom.net) Five members of Mr. Liu Yushu's six-member family practiced Falun Gong. The family resided in Tumu Village, Tumu Township, Huailai County, Hebei Province. After July 20, 1999, when the evil persecution of Falun Dafa started, Liu Yushu's whole family was illegally imprisoned many times by the local government. They were monitored and put under tight surveillance. Mr. Liu was imprisoned many times at the Shalingzi Brainwashing Class in Zhangjiakou City. Because he refused to give up his belief in Dafa, he was also sent to one year of forced labor.

After Mr. Liu's wife returned from the brainwashing class, she was compelled to leave home and move from place to place to avoid further persecution.

The husband of Liu Yushu's eldest daughter Mrs. Liu Chaoxia was compelled to divorce her, and their three-year-old daughter was separated from her mother. Mrs. Liu Chaoxia was sentenced to forced labor twice. After she was released, she also left her hometown to avoid further persecution.

Mr. Liu Yushu's younger daughter Mrs. Liu Chaohong, also due to pressure from her husband's family, was compelled to divorce. She had no choice but to leave her four-year-old child. After Mrs. Liu Chaohong was arrested, she was sentenced to five years of imprisonment and is still incarcerated in Shijiazhuang City Prison.

Mr. Liu Yushu's son, Mr. Liu Chaohui, was fired by his work unit because he persisted in practicing Falun Gong. Simply because he tried to access Falun Gong websites, he was sentenced to seven years of imprisonment and is currently incarcerated in the Tangshan City Prison.

In this small county with a population of only 300,000, the persecution is very serious. We know that, since the persecution began on July 20, 1999, Huailai County officials have illegally sent more than 10 Falun Gong practitioners to be imprisoned; six have lost their lives in the persecution; more than 20 have been sent to forced labor camps and more than 20 to brainwashing classes; three people were compelled to leave their homes to avoid the persecution; two are missing; and four were dismissed from their jobs. These practitioners were also subjected to huge fines and their family belongings were confiscated. Falun Gong practitioners everywhere suffered persecution to varying degrees and by differing methods. The persecution has proliferated in all the villages, countywide. It is difficult to record all the persecution cases.

Responsible persons:
Li Jianju, Huailai former County CCP Committee Secretary
Li Jianhua, former County Head
Li Yingtian, former Politics and Law Committee Secretary
Xu Weiguo, former Police Department Chief
Liu Yuan, current Police Department Chief
Yang (surname), 610 Office Head

July 08, 2005