Mr. Li Guangshi Sentenced to Five Years in Jilin Province Prison
(Clearwisdom.net) Mr. Li Guangshi, 40, lived in Helong City, Yanbian Prefecture, Jilin Province.
On April 12, 2008, he was arrested in Mudanjiang City by police officers from the State Security Division of Yanji City. In October 2008, he was sentenced to five years in prison by the Yanji City Court and then taken to the Jilin Province Prison.
The authorities at the prison have plotted to "transform" him through brainwashing. His family is prohibited from visiting him.
Since 1999 when the Chinese Communist Party began to persecute Falun Gong, Mr. Li and his wife Ms. Yang Lijuan have been frequently harassed and persecuted. On November 8, 1999, Mr. Li was sentenced to one year of forced labor for appealing for justice for Falun Gong. After he was released in 2001, he kept appealing for Falun Gong with fellow practitioners. Consequently, he was taken to the Yanbian Forced Labor Camp by police officers from the State Security Division of Yanji City. He was forced to do hard labor and subjected to brainwashing at the labor camp.
At that time, the officials of the Yanbian Forced Labor Camp declared through the broadcasting and newspaper networks that they performed re-education of Falun Gong practitioners with good results. They also propagandized their "achievements" through the broadcasting and newspaper networks. However, inside the labor camp the practitioners were brutally mistreated, forced to do hard labor, and brainwashed almost every day. Even the older and ill practitioners were not released.
In December 2001, in order to cover up the crime of killing Mr. Wang Tiesong, who was a practitioner from Erdaobaihe Town, Antu County, the authorities at the Yanbian Labor Camp transferred all of the practitioners to the Yinmahe Labor Camp in Jiutai City.
In the Yinmahe Labor Camp, Mr. Li and other practitioners continued to suffer from hard labor and brainwashing. Mr. Li was released in 2003. That year, his wife was sentenced to forced labor for having Dafa books in her possession. When she was detained in the Harbin City Drug Rehabilitation Center, she became mentally unstable due to the brutal persecution. Although she was released at the beginning of 2004, she still has not totally recovered.
In 2004, to evade further persecution, Mr. Li and his wife, who was then pregnant, went to Mudanjiang City to earn a living. On the night of April 12, 2008, Piao Guinan of the State Security Division of Yanbian Prefecture and Xiao Bin of the State Security Division of Yanji City led six police officers and arrested Mr. Li and Mr. Yang Fujing, his father-in-law.
When Mr. Li was detained in the Yanji City Detention Center, his wife and mother-in-law brought his two children, aged four years and nine months, to relevant organizations including the State Security Division of Yanji City and Yanji City Court, to request his release. On October 20, 2008, the Court sentenced him to five years in prison using fabricated charges. Without notifying his family, the police took him to Jilin Province Prison.
While in prison, he has been subjected to brainwashing. His family is very worried about him.
Piao Guinan, State Security Division of Yanbian Prefecture: 86-13844373033 (Cell)
Xiao Bin, State Security Division of Yanji City: 86-433-2999030