(Clearwisdom.net) Li Aijun, a doctor at the Xiyuan Hospital in Beijing City, was sentenced to nine years of imprisonment and has been detained in the Beijing City Tiantanghe Women's Jail for four and a half years.

Li Aijun was a doctor in the internal medicine section of Beijing City's Xiyuan Hospital. After practicing Falun Gong, she became energetic and healthy. She improved herself according to the standard of "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance." Normally, each doctor on duty in her hospital was only responsible for three patients, but she was in charge of nine patients. Her dedicated spirit and professional discipline were highly respected by her colleagues and patients. In addition, after practicing Falun Gong, she improved her moral standards, looked inward and took on more responsibilities, thus her family relationships were also greatly improved.

In late 2000, Li Aijun was forced to leave her job and become homeless for more than one year because of the persecution. Unfortunately, she was illegally arrested by the police in early 2002, and was then dismissed by her employer. Under such high pressure, she went astray and was "transformed" by brainwashing. However, when she calmed down and thought it over, she realized that the transformation was wrong and that being a citizen with a high moral standard could certainly benefit her family, the community and the whole nation. So she declared that her deeds done under pressure were null and void, and chose to continue to practice Falun Gong. As a result, she was sentenced to nine years imprisonment and has been detained in the Beijing City Tiantanghe Women's Jail for four and a half years.

Ms. Li Aijun's parents are in their seventies, and she has a son in high school that is unattended. Her husband has to work very hard, and he has no time to take care of the family. The imprisonment of Ms. Li causes immeasurable psychological pressure and economic loss for the family.

Besides Ms. Li Aijun, other Falun Gong practitioners, including Chu Tong, a PhD candidate at Tsinghua University was sentenced to eleven years in prison, Zhou Zi, a "model teacher" at Fangshan District, and government employees He Xinping, Xu Jing, Liu Xi, Chen Shulan, and others were also detained in the Tiantanghe Women's Jail in Beijing City.

We urge fellow practitioners in Beijing City to intensify their efforts to clarify the truth, expose the persecution and support the detained practitioners with righteous thoughts, to crush the arrangement of the evil forces. We also encourage the families of detained fellow practitioners to go to the responsible government agencies and ask for their unconditional release.

September 9, 2006