(Clearwisdom.net) [Note: The following is a shortened version of a longer and more detailed article that appeared on the Minghui.org website (Chinese version of Clearwisdom.net)]

Xu Na, a practitioner from Beijing, has been detained in Beijing Women's Prison for more than 4 years, where she has suffered all kinds of torture. She refused to renounce her belief, despite being brutally beaten, locked in small cells, forced to sit in lotus position with both legs crossed for long periods of time, tied up, deprived of sleep, left in the snow and many other gruesome tortures. Over the past 4 years the authorities at Beijing Women's Prison failed to force Xu Na to renounce Falun Gong.

Prison guard Li Xiaona locked Ms. Xu in a room in an S-shaped three-story building, cutting off all contact with other practitioners and inmates in an attempt to force her to renounce Falun Gong.

Ms. Xu Na, born in 1968, lived in Fangshan County of Beijing City. She is an oil painter. Ms. Xu learned Falun Dafa in 1996. On July 3, 2001 she was arrested by the National Security Section of Beijing, in Tongzhou County. She was sentenced to five years of imprisonment in November of the same year. During her imprisonment she suffered all sorts of torture. However, she persisted in her righteous thoughts and actions. Ms. Xu is now the only practitioner in the women's prison who has not been "transformed." The prison deprived her of the right to see her family for 18 consecutive months.

According to her sentence, she should have been released on July 3, 2006. About two weeks ago, the Beijing Women's Prison actually invited public bidding in an attempt to force her to give up her belief in Falun Dafa. The prison claimed that whoever was able to "transform" Ms. Xu before her prison term expired would gain honor and a big reward. Li Xiaona, the head of No. 1 Prison Zone won the bid and became head of the so-called "transformation" group. Li Xiaona is leading five other prison guards to try to force Ms. Xu Na to renounce Falun Gong.

We call on all the practitioners to send forth righteous thoughts to eliminate all the evil factors in the Beijing Women's Prison and support Ms. Xu Na's righteous thoughts and righteous action.