(Clearwisdom.net) Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Hu Yuanzhen is 64 years old. She lives in Shiqiao Township in Jianyang City, Sichuan Province. On March 15, 2006, while she was clarifying the facts about Falun Gong along with four other practitioners, more than ten police officers from the National Security Department arrested them.

Since the persecution began on July 20, 1999, Ms. Hu and her family have been subject to constant persecution. Her husband, practitioner Mr. Li Guocai, was "illegally sentenced" to three years in prison in May 2005 and is in Wumaping Prison in Leshan City, Muchuan County. Mr. Li Guocai's sixth older sister, Ms. Li Mengshu, is near 70 years old. She was arrested along with Ms. Hu on March 15, 2006. The Jianyang City Police Department is planning to sentence them. Li Mengshu's husband, Mr. Wu Tianhui, couldn't handle such tragedy and died on April 22, 2007.

Ms. Hu Yuanzhen's children and Ms. Li Mengshu's family members are grief stricken. Hu Yuanzhen's two daughters, Li Yu and Li Chi, have appealed to the concerned organizations to demand their mother's immediate release. The following is a summary of their appeal letter:

"Our mother, Hu Yuanzhen, had many illnesses before she started practicing Falun Gong. Her stepfather had mentally mistreated her since childhood and she had thus developed mental problems. If something bad happened to her, she would immediately become dizzy and her eyesight blurry and she wouldn't even be able to tell directions. In addition, she had suffered severe rheumatic diseases and had all-over body pain and numbness in her limbs. Due to the illnesses, she was very weak and agitated and often fought with her husband.

"In August 1998, our father underwent surgeries for his severe kidney stones. After he practiced Falun Gong for two months, his health greatly improved, so he introduced Falun Gong to our mother, but she didn't practice until October 1998. In a very short time all of her illnesses disappeared. Through practicing Falun Gong she not only improved physically but also mentally. She no longer fought with our father and began thinking of others first. She followed the principles of 'Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance' to conduct herself. Our family was harmonious.

"On March 15, 2007, our mother was arrested by police officers from the Yangma Police Station and Jianyang City National Security Team. The police broke into our younger brother Li Taiwei's home in the afternoon and ransacked it, violating the constitution of the People's Republic of China.

"Our father, Li Guocai, was sentenced to three years in prison in May 2005. And now our 64-year-old mother has been illegally arrested and detained.

"People in China and around the world know that it was Jiang Zemin who wanted to suppress Falun Gong. Freedom of belief is an inviolable human right!

"We demand respect for human rights and the immediate release of our aged mother."

May 12, 2007