(Clearwisdom.net) Ms. Liu Fengzhi and Mr. Wei Youtong are a couple from Wanggezhuang Village, Songgezhuang Township, Laishui County, in Hebei Province. They took a contract farming on a vast piece of mountain land. They live on the mountain most of the time. Both practice Falun Dafa and enjoy great benefits in mind and body from the practice. Since the persecution began on July 20, 1999, they have been subjected to constant persecution from Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officers, police, and the 610 Office.

On August 30, 2002, under orders from the Laishui County 610 Office and Police Department, Li Zhiguo (male), director of the Songgezhuang Township Police Station, and half a dozen officers illegally arrested Ms. Liu and Mr. Wei. They took the couple to the police station, handcuffed Mr. Wei to a heating pipe and locked them in a room for interrogation. The couple refused to answer the questions. Li lashed them with a one meter-long seven-wire twist whip. As a result, Mr. Wei's back looked like a web of bloodstains, and Ms. Liu's back was also bleeding. In the afternoon, the couple were taken to the government offices of Songgezhuang Township and were forced to weed the gardens there.

On September 1, 2002, the officers of the Township government took them to the county police department. Mr. Wei was imprisoned at a detention center for almost four months, fined 5000 yuan, and was extorted of 600 yuan for meals during the detention. Ms. Liu was detained for more than four months, was fined 2000 yuan, and had extorted of 500 yuan for meals during the detention. Together the couple had 8100 yuan extorted from them. They were then released before February 1, 2003, the Chinese New Year.

On the morning of June 4, 2003, just after 10:00 a.m., half a dozen officers from the county 610 Office and the county police department illegally searched Mr. Wei's home. They threw teacher Li Hongzhi's picture to the ground and ransacked the house. They confiscated a tape recorder, a satellite dish antenna, a high frequency tuner, a closed-circuit television receiver, a DVD, a dozen Falun Dafa books, two copies of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party and twenty truth clarifying discs. They left around noon. Township police station director Li Zhiguo and township CCP secretary Zhao (male, first name unknown) took Mr. Wei to the county police department. Mr. Wei was then imprisoned at the detention center for two weeks. Upon his release, Mr. Wei was charged 450 yuan for meals. Mr. Wei was released only after he paid 100 yuan cash and signed an acknowledgment of debt for 350 yuan.

On the eve of the 17th CCP People's Congress conference in 2007, Songgezhuang Township CCP secretary Zhao and township police department director Li Zhiguo illegally detained practitioners Mr. Wei Youtong, Ms. Gao Binglan and Mr. Guo Fuyun for nine days in the county lodge. They said that it was to prevent them from going to the capital to appeal. The practitioners were released once the conference concluded.

Ms. Liu and Mr. Wei are asking the 610 Office, the police department and the township government to return all their property that was illegally taken.

February 7, 2008