Sun Yanpei, 16 years of age, is a student at Zhaoyuan No. 1 High School, Zhaoyuan City, Shandong Province. She is a junior in high school. The 610 Office arrested her on August 11, 2005. August 14 was a holiday, but Sun Yanpei failed to return home. Her uncle then called the teacher in charge of her class and found out that the 610 Office had arrested her three days earlier.

Some Background about Sun Yanpei's Family and Her Arrest

Sun Yanpei's 43-year old father, Mr. Sun Guo, is a former employee of the Electric Power Bureau of Zhaoyuan City. Her 46-year old mother, Teng Yingfen, is a former employee of the Automatic Instrument Plant of Zhaoyuan City. The whole family has followed the principles of "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance" since they began practicing Falun Dafa in 1996. Sun Yanpei's father worked as a supervisor at his job. Due to his excellent work, he was sent to Nankai University in Tianjin by his employer in 1998 to do further study. Sun Yanpei's mother used to suffer from all kinds of diseases, but she completely recovered after she began practicing Falun Dafa. The entire family lived a harmonious life. Since Sun Yanpei began her cultivation of Falun Dafa, she became an outstanding student. She was ranked No. 2 in the whole city of Zhaoyuan after her 10th grade year-end examination.

Since the nationwide persecution of Falun Gong practitioners began in July 1999, launched by the former Chinese Communist leader Jiang Zemin and the Chinese Communist Party, Sun Yanpei's family has suffered terrible hardships one after another. Mr. Sun, who refused to give up his practice of Falun Gong, has been persecuted for the past six years. He was arrested, detained and tortured. He was also fired from his job. He is still detained at Shandong Provincial Detention Center since his arrest in 2003. Ms. Sun Yanpei's mother has become homeless, as she cannot return home or she will be arrested. As a result, Sun Yanpei was left at home without parents. She was constantly interrogated and her life as a student was affected dramatically.

On August 11, 2005, policemen from the 610 Office at Zhaoyuan arrested Sun Yanpei at her school. One kindhearted bystander said: "She is a good girl and an outstanding student. Be careful not to ruin her life." A member of the 610 Office replied: "Zhaoyuan No. 1 High school has no shortage of good students." Sun Yanpei's main teacher and the school principal covered up the arrest under pressure until her uncle called the school.

It has been quite a while now since Sun Yanpei was detained. She is being detained at Lingnan Goldmine Brainwashing Center of Zhaoyuan City. The perpetrators threaten her every day and try to force her to inform them of her mother's whereabouts. They also try to force her to write the so-called Three Statements. Sun Yanpei started a hunger strike to protest such treatment, demanding an unconditional release so that she could go back to school. She is now very weak. Her grandparents and other relatives are very worried. They went to the 610 Office to ask for the return of their granddaughter, but they were refused.

Kindhearted citizens of the world, please pay attention to Sun Yanpei's situation and give your moral and legal support to her so that she can be released soon.

Some important contact phone numbers:

Wang Shiliang: Communist Party Secretary of Zhaoyuan City, 86-535-8232868 (office)
Zhang Wei: Mayor of Zhaoyuan City, 86-535-8211771 (office)
Jiang Zhongqin: (Deputy Secretary of Politics and Law of Zhaoyuan), 86-535-8210955 (office), 86-535-8236878 (Home)
Xu Linhong: (Head of the Public Security Bureau), 86-535-8216988 (home), 86-13808910011 (Cell)
Cai Ping: Head of the Public Security Bureau), 86-535-8213899 (Office), 86-13705358566 (Cell)
The Education Commission of Zhaoyuan City: 86-535-82213513
Zhaoyuuna No. 1 High school: 86-535-8214002
Teacher-in-charge of her class, yang Chengxing, 86-13954531609 (Cell)
Teacher-in-charge of her grade: Li Bingmei, 86-535-8187829 (Home)

August 17, 2005