(Clearwisdom.net) Xu Yin, Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Tsinghua University, was illegally arrested at his home by officers of the Public Security Bureau Hai Ding Branch on March 14, 2006. The police also confiscated Xu Yin's Falun Gong materials. On April 13, 2006, Xu was sentenced to two years in forced labor camp by the "Re-education" Committee of the People's Government in Beijing.

Professor Xu earned many awards for his outstanding performance at work. He earned the titles of "Advanced Worker" and "Outstanding Young Teacher" several times. His contributions to the advancement of civil engineering won several academic awards at the city and national levels. Many students and professors at Tsinghua University greatly respect Professor Xu.

Simply for possessing Falun Gong books and pamphlets Xu Yin was stripped of his freedom and rights. Xu Yin's wife is believed to be working abroad now. After the arrest, Xu Yin's fourteen-year-old son was left at home alone. The grandparents, in their seventies, had to rush to Beijing all the way from southern China to look after the child. Xu Yin's father has serious eye disease, which was exacerbated when he learned of Xu Yin's arrest and he had to have surgery. Xu Yin's family is under immense pressure and lives in agony. Xu Yin's elderly parents asked the Department of Civil Engineering at Tsinghua for help but received none. They then sought help from the Legal Support Center and the Public Security Sub-Bureau with faith in justice and the law, but this attempt was also fruitless.

We hereby appeal to the entire community and conscientious people overseas to please pay attention to the human rights violations in China and especially the nationwide persecution of Falun Gong. Free Professor Xu Yin!

Addresses and phone numbers of some relevant organizations:

Beijing's Haidian District Custodial Center:

25 Longgang Road, Qinghe, Haidian District, Beijing 100085
Center Director Bai Gang: 86-10-62902266 ext 3500 or 3582; BP:86-10-62628566-5339

Center Director Zhu Yuchao: 86-10--62902266 ext 3711

Officer Zhu Feng: 86-10-82883420

Qinghe Police Sub-Station: 86-10-62913352
Qinghe County, Haidian District, Beijing 100085
Phone: 86-10-62913393

The Political Commissar: Jia Huping

Deputy Director in charge of persecuting Falun Gong: Zhang Shengqi

Officer: Ma Guishan

National Protection and Security Brigade of Haidian District Beijing: 86-10- 82519350 (This is the number of the staff in charge of persecuting Falun Gong)

Public Security Bureau's Haidian Branch in Beijing: 86-10-8251911015 Chang Chun Qiao Road, Beijing 100089

Director: Jing

Director: Zhang Weigang 86-10-82519110

Political Commissar: Wang Jucheng

Discipline Inspection Committee in the Haidian Sub-Bureau: 86-10-82519180
Superintendent Haidian Sub-Bureau: 86-10-82519210