Female practitioner Ma Li, 27, from Dalian city, Liaoning province, was followed and arrested on March 28, 2003 on her way to work. Her house was subsequently ransacked. Police seized her computer and all of her Falun Dafa books. Ms. Ma is currently detained in Yaojia Detention Center and has been sentenced to a one-year term in a forced labor camp. Using her meager income, she has been sponsoring a poor child who lives in one of the poor mountainous regions of China, but that is no longer possible.

Ma Li's mother Ma Guiqin is firm in her belief in Falun Gong. She is being detained in the Dalian Detention Center and has been sentenced to a two-year term in a forced labor camp.

Wang Zhendong, Ma Li's stepfather, went to the police station many times to try to rescue both Ma Li and her mother. He showed the police the document certifying Ma Li's sponsorship of the child in his attempts to prove how good of a person Ma Li is.

Wang Zhendong passed away at 7 p.m. on April 25, 2003 in a car accident. His body is still in the morgue, waiting to be claimed. The otherwise happy family has been totally destroyed by the persecution.

The following are people who were involved in following and arresting Ma Li:

Yaojia Detention Center, Dalian City: 86-411-6870728 (information line);

"610 Office"* at Xigang District, Dalian City;

Xu Dejiang, Deputy Head of Minyun Street Police Station, Xigang District, Dalian City: 86-411-3680473 (Xu was one of the officials directly involved in the arrest of Ma Li);

Wang, Deputy Cadre Chief of National Security Cadre of Xigang District, Dalian City;

Management Committee of Taoyuan District, Xianjin Street, Jinzhou Region: 86-411-7700602;

Head of Xianjin Police Station, Jinzhou Region: 86-411-7702613.

*The 610 Office is an agency specifically created to persecute Falun Gong, with absolute power over each level of administration in the Party and all other political or judicial systems.