(Clearwisdom.net) I started practicing Falun Gong in January 1996 in Guangzhou City. In July 1999, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started the persecution of Falun Gong. On October 10, 2001, I was arrested and sent to Guangzhou No. 1 Labor Camp for two years of forced labor because I would not give up my belief. In the labor camp, from January 25 to June 8, 2002, I was hung up outside under the sun on the exercise grounds of the No. 5 Team. Every day, I was hung up for 17 hours and was only allowed to use the bathroom three times. The time allowed for eating meals and going to the bathroom was 10 minutes. In 2003, I was released from the labor camp. I escaped to Thailand after five years of hardship, and was rescued to Finland by the International Refugee Association.

Falun Gong practitioner Zhu Luoxin

My wife, Zhu Luoxin, is 43 years old. She had a skin disease before practicing Falun Gong, but after she started the practice, her health soon recovered. It validated the miracle of Falun Gong. Zhu Luoxin used to work for foreign investment companies like Nintendo and Guangzhou Sohu Company as an assistant manager. On December 13, 2001, the police from the Baiyun District of Guangzhou City arrested her when she was transporting Falun Gong materials in Guangzhou City. She was sentenced to 10 years in prison. She has been detained at Guangzhou Women's Prison for 8 years now. When she was first admitted to the prison, she was kept locked in a small cell for two years and ten months. Her hair turned gray. She was also tortured by other prisoners at the guards' instigation. She was forced to work intensively every day without pay to make cheap products for export.

My other family members were also persecuted for practicing Falun Gong. My brother, Wu Zhijun, used to work at the Microbiology Research Center of Zhongshan University Hospital in Guangzhou. Because he did not give up the practice, he was sentenced to 8 years in prison by the Wanxiu District Court in Wuzhou City, Guangxi. He used to be jailed at Guilin Prison in Guangxi. My mother, Wu Yuxian, 70 years old, used to be a vice president of Yuexiu District Chinese Traditional Medicine Hospital in Guangzhou City. She was sentenced to 7 years in prison because she did not give up her practice. During three years in prison, she was in critical condition as a result of torture and was bailed out for hospital treatment. But because of the brutal treatment she had suffered, she soon passed away. My aunt, Wu Yuwen, was a retired teacher from Jiangmen City No. 1 Middle School in Guangdong Province. She was sent to the brainwashing center three times. She was tortured for more than a year the third time and passed away.

I have not seen my wife for 8 years. I have not received any information about her for a long time, and I really worry about her health. The prison does not allow me to write to her--it has kept from her all the letters I have written to her.

I call on the international community, international human rights groups, and all kindhearted people and governments to support me and help rescue my wife, who is illegally detained in a CCP prison, and help end the persecution.

Guangdong Women's Prison
Prison Head Chen Yusheng, Operation Office Deputy Head Zhang Renping
Phone: 86-20-87413120, 86-20-87413069, 86-20-87413186, 86-20-87413113