Jan. 27

Because of practicing Falun Gong, Mr. Yu Shanqi was imprisoned in a forced labor camp, then he suffered three months of psychiatric persecution in a mental hospital. On December 19, 2008, while he was taking in his ID card, the police abducted him again for a "psychiatric diagnosis" and then forced his family to inject him with psychiatric drugs.

Jan. 28

Mr. Sun, a former employee in the Education Department of Harbin Normal University, is currently serving his fourth sentence since 2000.

Jan. 29

He had been in good health prior to his imprisonment.

Jan. 30

The persecution of Falun Gong practitioners extends to a young construction worker in the remote Xinjiang region.

Jan. 31

Unlike many Falun Gong practitioners, Mr. Wang was allowed effective representation in court, but despite the prosecution being unable to answer his defense, he received a long sentence.

Ms. Ma Xiulan was detained by the police while she was distributing Falun Gong informational materials. For a long time her family could not contact her. On January 6, 2009, her family went to the Military Police Hospital in Guangzhou City. They were told her condition was in the late stages and too late for surgery or other types of treatment, as she could die at any moment.

Mr. Gong is arrested while attending a class reunion in Beijing. His home company is unable to secure his release.

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