(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).

We have recently learned that on May 11, 2006, Dafa practitioner Ms. Zhang Rongjie was illegally sentenced to twelve years in prison at the Xinshi District Court in Baoding City, Hebei Province. The charges are related to the incident where some Dafa practitioners tapped into the Tianjin TV network signal and broadcast truth clarification videos. Zhang Rongjie shouted, "Falun Dafa is good! Restore Dafa's reputation! Falun Dafa is the righteous Fa!" every morning during her trial to protest the illegal sentence and detention. The guards at Baoding City Detention Center ordered the inmates to beat her until her face became swollen and she lost all feeling. Zhang Rongjie protested with a hunger strike opposing the persecution.

Zhang Rongjie was arrested several times before and was twice sent to a labor camp. After her arrest by Baoding City National Security Bureau agents on July 8, 2005, she was first held at Hebei Province Security Bureau and then transferred to the Baoding City Detention Center in October 2005. She had by then been on hunger strike for more than three months. The agents from the Baoding City Security Bureau tortured and interrogated her during the trial period.