(Clearwisdom.net) Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province, practitioner Mr. Long Guande was arrested by CCP (Chinese Communist Party) officers on September 23, 2007, and an illegal trial was held on August 4, 2008. While Mr. Long was detained, he was brutally beaten by the guards, causing him to vomit and urinate blood. The guards ignored this and his condition worsened. Mr. Long's family members made multiple requests to authorities for his release for medical reasons but never received a response. Since they were extremely concerned about his health, every one of Mr. Long's family members issued a solemn declaration to the CCP on April 15, 2009. They demanded the immediate release of Mr. Long Guande.

The following is the declaration in its entirety:

Our family member, Mr. Long Guande, has practiced Falun Gong since 1995. Ever since he began to practice, not only has he become healthy, but his morality improved. He was law-abiding and a good Samaritan. It is common knowledge that everyone praised him.

After the persecution began on July 20, 1999, Mr. Long suffered severe persecution. His family members were also implicated, enduring harassment from various authority figures at work and at home. On September 23, 2007, at around 10 a.m., Mr. Long was arrested and violently beaten by officers from the Guangzhou City Police Department and the Dongcheng District Police Department in Dongwan City. This caused him to vomit and urinate blood while being detained at the No. 3 Detention Center in Guangzhou City. The guards ignored his situation, and his condition worsened.

On August 4, 2008, Mr. Long was tried by the Tianhe District Court in Guangzhou City. His experience of being beaten and not given medical treatment was exposed, and all of his friends and family were shocked and angered. Given the large amount of information we have on the CCP detention centers' complete disregard for human life, especially the barbaric violence towards Falun Gong practitioners, and for the health and safety of Mr. Long Guande, we as his family risked persecution ourselves to appeal for his release to the Guangdong Province and Guangzhou City CCP authorities numerous times. We requested his immediate release so that he could get medical treatment at home. We demanded severe punishment for the criminals and an investigation into the persons responsible. We requested compensation for Mr. Long. However, the authorities did not respond; they kept shifting responsibilities. In the meantime, they secretly transferred Mr. Long to the Guangzhou City Armed Police Hospital twice for further persecution.

On March 6, 2009, because Mr. Long had already been detained for a year and a half longer than his sentence, and his condition continued to worsen, we once again appealed to the authorities. We exposed their highly illegal tactics and demanded his immediate release and punishment for the criminals. The authorities not only ignored our appeals, but they used their usual methods of humiliation. The Tianhe District Court shifted responsibility to the Guangzhou City Middle Court, which shifted responsibility to the Provincial Court. They do not care about the cries of their citizens, they only shift responsibility from one level to another.

Hereby, we publicly issue this solemn declaration: We protest the illegal detainment of Mr. Long Guande; we demand the unconditional release of Mr. Long with the utmost conviction. We will not accept any explanation from any level of CCP authorities, courts, or officials. We will use all means to investigate any organizations and people responsible and bring them to justice.

The family members of Mr. Long Guande

April 15, 2009