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

Since December 2007, Domestic Security and 610 Office agents, the local police, and community workers have collectively harassed Falun Dafa practitioners in Aksu Prefecture, including forcing them to sign their names or give their fingerprints, and threatening to withhold retirement pensions and salaries. Mr. Xie Zhiming and his younger sister, Ms. Xie Zhiying, were taken into custody at the local police station and beaten with sticks and a leather belt for more than an hour.

They and their mother, Yuan Jingyun, 77, were sentenced to two to three years of forced labor in 2001 when they went to Beijing to appeal for justice for Falun Dafa. Ms. Xie Zhiying works in the Aksu Prefecture Tax Bureau. She never succumbed to the brainwashing, so she was placed under house-arrest upon being released from the forced labor camp. Ms. Yuan Jingyun is a retired employee from the Wushi County State Tax Bureau. Her retirement salary has been withheld ever since the she was put in forced labor.