(Clearwisdom.net) Because Mr. Wang Xin, a PhD student at Qinghua University, has held fast to his righteous belief, he has been sentenced to nine years in prison. He is being held in Huazi Prison in Liaoyang. The brutal persecution has made him very weak.

Mr. Wang Xin is from the Shenhe District of Shenyang City and is 27 years old. He was a PhD student at Qinghua University in the Department of Precision Instruments and Mechanics. He is the recipient of the Excellent Cadre Scholarship, Haolaixi Alumnus Scholarship, and the Xiyueyueying Scholarship from the university for his achievements. He was once the class chairman and the vice president of the Department Science Committee.

While studying at Qinghua University in 1996, he witnessed the enormous change in his teacher before and after practicing Falun Gong, so he too began to practice.

Wang Xin was suspended by the university and was told, "If you cannot break away from Falun Gong mentally and spiritually, do not come back to school."

His girlfriend was not allowed into a postgraduate program because she practiced Falun Gong. She was such an outstanding student that the university recommended her to a research institute in April 2001. The leaders of the research institute were afraid of becoming involved with a Falun Gong case and were very upset with the university. They vented their disappointment on Wang Xin. They reported him when he visited his girlfriend at the research institute. He was arrested by the Public Security Bureau's Xi District Subdivision in Beijing and held in the No. 7 Public Security Bureau in Beijing. On December 13, 2001, the Intermediate People's Court sentenced him to nine years in prison for "crimes" such as "spreading Falun Gong information on the Internet," "using a helium balloon to distribute scrolls of Falun Gong material," and "distributing Falun Gong fliers."

Mr. Wang Xin has had to endure the following persecution:

He was transferred to his local area in 2002 and held in Dabei Prison in Shenyang City.

On June 7, 2002, he was transferred to Huazi Prison. He was held in the No. 3 District Huazi Prison in Liaoyang City.

In July 2004, in order to intensify the persecution, authorities transferred 14 practitioners, including Wang Xin, to the Production District. They all suffered brutal beatings, physical torture, and mental abuse.

Inmates Zhao Hua and Bao Yongsheng brutally beat Mr. Wang on April 10, 2004.

In the middle of September 2005, the prison district guard tried to force Wang Xin and other practitioners to wear IDs. Wang Xin and all the other firm practitioners refused. The guards deprived them of their right to buy personal items, to have their families visit them, and to take showers. Wang Xin began a hunger strike against the persecution, which lasted 99 days.

In April 2006, Wang Xin began a hunger strike after his reasonable requests were denied. He suffered inhuman abuse during the hunger strike, and he is extremely weak.

Wang Xin's mother missed her son very much and was unable to handle the emotional blows. She died at the beginning of 2005.

Huazi Prison illegally held at least 58 practitioners from 2002 to 2004. At least five of them have died. They were: Lian Ping, Fang Xuejun, Yang Zizhong, Zhou Dewei and a practitioner surnamed Wang. Mr. Fang Xuejun, 33 years old, was a staff member from Sangyecheng, Shenyang. He was tortured to death in September 2004 in the Production District Huazi Prison. In order to hide this information, the prison deprived the entire family of visiting rights for one month.

We appeal to everyone to help stop this inhuman, brutal persecution that has lasted seven years.

Huazi Prison: Huajia Village, Huazi County, Dengta City, Liaoning Province Zip: 111312
Wang Xuefeng, Shen Zequn (Deputy Warden), Sun Po (Deputy Warden), Chen Zhongguo (Deputy Warden), Wang Hui, Tong Hongwei.
Wang (Warden): 86-419-8540001, 86-419-85402001
Director of Prison District Zhang Dianxin: 86-419-8540144
Deputy Director of Prison District Xu Changhai: 86-419-8540095