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Silver Medal Winner at the Asian Games for the Disabled Sentenced to 8 Years

February 16, 2004 |  

February 2, 2004

(Clearwisdom.net) After the Spring Festival of 2002, when two Dafa practitioners in Chaoyang City, Liaoning Province came to Jianping County to obtain truth-clarifying materials, they were followed by the police. Mr. Wang Zhiguo, a 40 year old Dafa practitioner and winner of a weight lifting silver medal of the Asian Games for the Disabled, was abducted and illegally sentenced to 8 years imprisonment. He is currently imprisoned at the Dabei Prison in Shenyang City.

Wang Zhiguo's wife is also disabled (mentally handicapped). They have two daughters; one is in elementary school, and one is in middle school. Before Wang Zhiguo was abducted, his family depended upon his income to run an independent business that made arts and crafts. After his abduction, his family did not have any source of income.

In June 2002, Mr. Chen, the husband of a Dafa practitioner, saw that his wife, who once had illnesses beyond cure, had significantly become better after starting to cultivate in Dafa, and started to believe in Dafa. Even though he did not practice Dafa, he opposed the persecution and clarified the truth a lot. One time when he went out to distribute truth-clarifying flyers, he was followed by police. Later, because he could not bear the maltreatment anymore during interrogation, he told the police the names of Dafa practitioners who were husband and wife, Li Hailin and Xu Shuhua. Li Hailin and Xu Shuhua were then abducted and sentenced to 14 and 13 years of imprisonment, respectively. Mr. Li Hailin is currently being persecuted in Jinzhou City Prison and Ms. Xu Shuhua is being persecuted in Shenyang City (specific location unknown). Mr. Chen was also sentenced to prison (duration unknown).