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

On June 20, 2003, Falun Dafa practitioners Mr. Cui Jian and Ms. Liu Cuiping were suddenly arrested by police officers and transferred to the Tiexi District Police Department in Shenyang City. The police utilized many cruel methods to torture Mr. Cui, including brutal beatings, burning his fingers with cigarette lighters, threatening him with a knife, using needles to stab his fingers and toes, forbidding him to sleep for four consecutive days and nights, and handcuffing him against a wall with his arms behind his back. The handcuffs dug into his flesh, and both of his hands became swollen and numb.

Five months later, the Tiexi District Court put the two on trial and illegally sentenced Mr. Cui Jian and Ms. Liu Cuiping to 10 years and 4 years in prison, respectively. Cui Jian now is detained in Fushun City Second Prison in Liaoning Province, while Liu Cuiping is held in the Liaoning Province Women's Prison. Mr. Cui's ten-year-old child now has to live with grandparents, who are in their seventies.