(Clearwisdom.net) On March 15, 2005, Mr. Yu Qizhao, a practitioner from the Sangjiayao Village, Liujiayao County of Anqiu City, was arrested by the police from the Liujiayao Police Station. He is currently being detained at the Wangcun Labor Education Center for labor "re-education." His parents are in their 80s, and one of them is handicapped. There is no one else to look after them.

His parents know nothing about their son's arrest. They are mostly deaf due to old age. They only know that Mr. Yu was taken away by the police from the Liujiayao Police Station. The day after their son's arrest, the police came to get their signatures. As they are illiterate, the police had to get someone else to sign for them and took their fingerprints. Since then the elderly parents have not heard anything else about their son. They cannot take care of themselves and have no choice but to depend on their relatives. They long for their son to come home.

Mr. Yu Qizhao, 50 years old, was once illegally arrested in 2003 for practicing Falun Gong. The police told his parents that he would be taken away for 30 days. They blindly believed that the police would be true to their word. But after 30 days he did not come back, and the elderly couple went to question the village Party secretary. The CCP Secretary said that he did not know anything about it and suggested that they go to the police station instead. The police told them that Mr. Yu had been sent away for labor "re-education." His parents were surprised and asked "Why? What kind of law did he break?" The police answered, "Because he practices Falun Gong."

Mr. Yu's parents said that they were very old and needed their son to look after them.

The police replied, "You can go to the CCP Committee to appeal."

When they asked the police to accompany them to the CCP Committee, the police not only refused to accompany them but also drove them out.

The elderly couple still depends on their relatives even now.

Mr. Yu Qizhao is being held at the Wangcun Labor Education Center. We do not have further details.

Home Phone for Sang Shengyun, the CCP Secretary of Sangjiayao Village, Liujiayao County, Anqiu City: 86-536-4730391

Liujiayao Police Station: 86-536-4730119

Liujiayao CCP Committee: 86-536-4730001

May 10, 2005