Appeal for the Release of Eight Falun Gong Practitioners Detained in Leibo County
(Clearwisdom.net) On May 28, 2005, the police in Leibo County arrested eight practitioners from Xichang City, Sichun Province. Among them were Ms. He Xianqun, Ms. Mao Kaiming, Mr. Chen Qirong and Mr. Sun Yongde. They have been detained for four months so far. According to a reliable source, the local National Security Brigade sent trial materials for the eight practitioners to the local Procuratorate for examination for the second time, but the Procuratorate returned them again. The eight practitioners live their lives according to the principles of "Zhen, Shan, Ren" (Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance) and they have committed no crimes. We demand that the National Security Brigade in Leibo County release them immediately.
The Xichang City No. 281 Nuclear Industrial Brigade, the work unit that Sun Yongde was with, reduced his salary by 120 yuan beginning in July of this year. Chen Qirong was with the Xichang City Panxi Geological Brigade, which terminated his salary in July of this year. His family is in extreme financial difficulty as a result. Ms. He Xianqun's work unit, Liangshanzhou Local Specialty Products Station, terminated her salary in June of this year.
The reason the above work units and the Leibo National Security Brigade have been doing this must have something to do with the District 610 Office.
Practitioners like He Xianqun and Ms. Mao Kaiming had suffered from chronic diseases for many years, but they were rid of them within a short period after practicing Falun Gong. More importantly, they live their lives according to the principles of "Zhen, Shan, Ren" and abide by a high moral standard.
Mao Kaiming's son lodged a lawsuit against one of the local policemen on April 14, 2004. His statement included the following, "Since my childhood, my mother had been in poor health and made a living by picking up odd jobs. When she first started practicing Falun Gong, we did not understand her. However, as time went by, she recovered from partial paralysis and her face became rosy again. Spiritually she became more and more healthy. Her rough temper disappeared and she was able to get along with family members. Seeing her dramatic change and the miraculous effect that Falun Gong had on her, we began to understand her. When her relatives and friends asked her how she could be in such good health, she simply told them that she was able to recover from her illnesses and have a healthy life because she practiced Falun Gong."
Mr. Chen Qirong, 63 years old, is a retired worker from the No. 404 Geological Brigade. Before he practiced Falun Gong, he contracted acute hepatitis twice and was on medication all year round. His leg was disabled due to a car accident. After practicing Falun Gong, his health improved greatly and he recovered from the leg disability. He became easygoing and readily helped others. He had a very good reputation in the community. After he was detained, his previous colleagues could not understand why the police would have arrested such a good person. They all hope that the National Security Brigade will release him immediately.