(Clearwisdom.net) Beijing Dafa disciple Mr. Liu Yongwang has been on a hunger strike to protest the persecution since he was once again detained on August 24, 2005. The police have force-fed him every day to torture him and his life is in danger. Currently he has to rely on other people's support in order to walk. His legs, which had been disabled due to prior police abuse, started to ache again throughout the night.

Liu Yongwang, 32 years old and a resident of Beijing, was previously a resident of Quyang County, Hebei Province. Due to his practice of Falun Dafa, he was illegally arrested in Shanghai on September 13, 2001 and imprisoned at a detention center in Shanghai and at Baoding City Detention Center in Hebei Province for a total of 88 days. Over that entire period, he was on a hunger strike to protest the illegal imprisonment, and his weight dropped from 165 lbs. to less than 100 lbs. He became as thin as a skeleton, and he could barely talk.

On December 11, 2001, Mr. Liu was thrown into the first group of Baoding City Labor Camp, where his body and spirit suffered extreme abuse, which finally disabled his left leg.

After being transferred to Tangshan Labor Camp in April of 2002, his left leg still did not heal. In the winter of 2003, his left leg gradually got back some feeling and function, but still had no strength. Soon, however, his left leg started to become limp, accompanied by pain which quickly spread throughout the entire left leg, and then to the right foot, right calf and right thigh. His rectum became numb, although he had not lost control of his bowels. His legs ached so badly that he lay awake all night. A physical examination conducted at Tangshan Worker's Hospital on April 30 of 2004 diagnosed him as suffering "nerve damage in both legs." The doctor said that this was usually caused by two factors, one of which is that the nerve is being pressed by a tumor growing inside the spinal column or by a deformed spinal column, and the other is that the nerve cells inside the spinal column are damaged, which is harder to treat. Either way, if the condition deteriorates, the lower part of the body will become paralyzed.

Mr. Liu went on hunger strike again to protest the persecution. With help from his family and others, he was released on bail for medical treatment on June 17, 2004.

After getting back home, through practicing Falun Dafa, Mr. Liu's physical condition became markedly better, and the pain in his legs was noticeably relieved. On August 24, 2005, police from the Beijing National Security Department forcibly took Liu Yongwang away from his workplace again. He was initially imprisoned at the detention center of the Beijing Public Security Bureau and later transferred to the detention center of the provincial Public Security Bureau. He is now imprisoned at the Baoding City Detention Center.

Liu Yongwang has been on a hunger strike to protest the unlawful persecution since he was imprisoned. Currently, the prison police administer torturous force-feeding to him every day and his life is once again in danger. Now he has to rely on other people's support in order to walk, and his legs have started to ache again throughout the night.

We urgently ask everyone to help Liu Yongwang. We hope that international organizations will investigate this case and help to free Mr. Liu immediately.

Mr. Liu's family: 86-13673221301(Cell)

Mr. Liu's home address: Teacher-Training School, Dorm 6-1-502, Shengyin Rd., Baoding City, Hebei Province