(Clearwisdom.net) Mr. Han Xu is a Falun Dafa practitioner from Lanzhou City. He had worked in Germany for many years after obtaining his masters degree from Shandong University. Mr. Xu has a good command of four languages. Han Xu has been brutally persecuted many times for upholding his belief in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.

On May 2, 2002, Mr. Han was secretly arrested by the police from the Lanzhou Public Security Bureau on his way home. The police covered his face with a black cotton bag without showing any identification or giving any explanation. They seized his deposit book and the entire 7000 yuan he had brought with him. He was later sent to the Xiguoyuan Detention Center.

On July 25, 2002, the Lanzhou City Procuratorate issued a certificate to release Mr. Han, which was concealed by the Lanzhou Public Security Bureau. They transferred Mr. Han to Jinquan Hotel and kept him secretly in Room 518. Six unemployed people were hired to watch him. During that period, he was savagely tortured. He was constantly beaten up, shocked with batons, forced to wear shackles and chains, and to sit on the ground in one position. He was deprived of the right to sleep and very little water was given to him. His wrists were seriously injured by the handcuffs and his hip was ulcerated. This brutal torture caused hallucinations and unconsciousness. The main tormentor was a person by the name of Zhang Chengpu.

On October 4, 2002, the Hu County Public Security Bureau in Shaanxi Province claimed Han Xu was Xiao Chao, a person they were seeking. Without any proof, the Lanzhou police escorted Mr. Han to the Hu County Public Security Bureau. The director of the Bureau, Liu Zijin, took ten people with him to extort a confession from Mr. Han. They put him on the Tiger Bench . The team leader, Fan Hede, Deng Yuanli and Cai were the people responsible.

Neither the Hu County Court or the Shaanxi Intermediate People's Court could prove that Han Xu was the Xiao Cao they wanted to arrest. Han Xu spoke at the court about how they physically tortured him to extort a confession, and insisted that he was not guilty. The microphone in his hand was taken away and he was removed from the courtroom. He was sentenced to 10 years of imprisonment in the Weinan Prison without any right to defend himself. Han Xu appealed many times with supporting materials, but no one listened to him.

In November 2005, the Shaanxi Province 610 Office and Shaanxi Prison Bureau transferred all male Falun Dafa practitioners from various prisons to the Weinan Prison in Shanxi. Since May 2006, Weinan Prison has adopted various brutal torture methods from the Masanjia Labor Re-education Camp, Jidong Prison in Hebei, Shaanxi Women's Prison and Labor Camp and the Zaozihe Labor Camp in persecuting Falun Dafa practitioners. In order to uphold his personal beliefs, Han Xu had conducted many hunger strikes. In retaliation, he was force-fed many times, deprived of sleep and only limited visits were permitted. He is the key person that the 610 Office monitors.

Weinan Prison in Shaanxi:
Wang Zhixiong, Secretary of the Party Committee and head of the prison: 86-913-2065383, 86-913-2065389
Qi Yingming, Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee and Political Commissar