(Clearwisdom.net) Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Zhu Zhonghe, in his 30's, lives in Dabaizhong Village, Fenghuadian Township, Cang County, Hebei Province. He was arrested in March 2001, and detained in Cangzhou City First Detention Center. After being persecuted in the detention center, he got femoral head necrosis, causing him to be disabled. He became very weak, and could not walk after being detained for fourteen months in May 2002. He was taken to a secret trial, and sentenced to eight years in prison in August 2002 by the Yunhe District Court in Cangzhou City, Hebei Province.

After being sentenced, Mr. Zhu Zhonghe was taken to the Second Ward of North Suburban Prison in Shijiazhuang City, where he was cruelly tortured. After six months, he was transferred to a brainwashing class held in the prison motel, where he was tortured further. He developed diabetes only one month after being detained in the class. In 2003, Mr. Zhu Zhonghe had serious vasculitis in both legs, plus femoral head necrosis and diabetes. Mr. Zhu Zhonghe is in very critical condition, and the prison administration wants him to be transfered out because of his medical condition. They want him to pay 10,000 yuan to the prison as a precondition. Mr. Zhu Zhonghe's family includes his mother and two older brothers. His first brother is mentally retarded, and his second brother has a wife who does not have both of her feet, but has raised two school age children. His family is living under the poverty line, and is still living in a clay house built in the 1940s. His family borrowed 6,000 to 7,000 yuan in 2002, for Mr. Zhu Zhonghe's appeal, and has no money to pay 10,000 yuan to the prison.

We are sincerely asking the kind hearted people of the world to extend their helping hand to stop the persecution and release Mr. Zhu Zhonghe unconditionally.

North Suburban Prison in Shijiazhuang City (also called Hebei Province Fourth Prison) address, 3-Beihuanxi Street or P.O. Box 131, Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province, zip code 050061
Phone numbers: 86-311-87775174, or 86-311-87723356
Visitation Office: 86-311-87777264
Prison head Xiao Feng (male): 86-311-87751830 (Office), 86-311-83826601 (Home)
Deputy head Wei Wensheng (male): 86-311-87718069 (Office), 86-311-83810877 (Home)
Education Office head Wang Guobin (male, also brainwashing class head): 86-311-87751912, ext.-6260 (Office), 86-311-87751912, ext.-6290 (Home)