(Clearwisdom.net) Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Bian Changxue from Yutian County, Hebei Province, was unlawfully sentenced to seven years in prison in December 2006. He is currently detained in No. 1 Team of Division 5 at Jidong Prison in Tangshan City. To protest the persecution, he has been on hunger strike since August 7, 2006. The details are as follows.

Mr. Bian Changxue, 43, is from Shilituo Village, Sanshuitou Town in Yutian County. He served in the army for 15 years, and soon after his transfer to civilian work, he was laid off.

Mr. Bian was arrested and his home ransacked many times by agents from the 610 Office in Yutian County, by personnel from the police department, and by officials from the Sanshuitou Town Police Station. This has happened since the persecution began on July 20, 1999, due to Mr. Bian's firm belief in the principles of "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance" and for his disseminating the Fa and clarifying the truth to people. His last arrest was on April 7, 2006.

On January 25, 2006, police officer Yang Ruidong from the Sanshuitou Town Police Station arrested Bian Changxue and confiscated his laptop computer, printer, and Falun Gong books. He was held in the Yutian County Detention Center and bailed out on February 12, 2006, after going on a huger strike to protest the persecution. Overseas fellow practitioners' phone calls to clarify the truth also contributed to his release. After he returned home, the 610 Office officials from the police department and from the Sanshuitou Town Police Station constantly harassed his whole family and forced his wife, a schoolteacher, to stop teaching and stay home to monitor him day and night.

On April 7, 2006, when Yutian County Police Department officials saw that he hadphysically recovered and was able to walk, they arrested him again and sentenced him to seven years in prison.

On June 17, 2006, Mr. Bian was taken to the No. 1 Team, Division 5 of the Jidong Prison in Tangshan. The policemen monitoring him are Li Kezhang and Tian Shoubin.

Bian Changxue has been on hunger strike since August 7, 2006. We call on overseas fellow practitioners and people who uphold justice to help rescue him.