(Clearwisdom.net) Practitioner Ms. Mao Fulian is a native of Xinzhuang Township, Zhaoyuan City, Shandong Province. In March 2004, police from the 610 Office in Zhaoyuan City illegally arrested her and charged her. She was sentenced to a five-year prison term. Her son was only twp years old at that time, and her husband and parents-in-law were looking after him. In 2005, her mother-in-law and husband both passed away. In September, her 78-year-old father-in-law was hospitalized due to illness. Now, there is no one who can take care of her four-year-old son.

Without any alternative available, on September 25, the boy's aunt and some relatives brought Ms. Mao's son to the Shandong Women's Prison and requested that the prison release Ms. Mao so that she could take care of him. But prison officials rejected the request on the grounds that Ms. Mao had lost her right as her son's guardian when she was arrested and sentenced. Ms. Mao's eldest sister-in-law was forced to find someone else to take care of the boy. Her son now no longer recognizes Ms. Mao when they visit her at Shandong Provincial Women's Prison.

After July 20, 1999, when the Party began persecuting Falun Gong, Ms. Mao Fulian was arrested several times by Xinzhuang Township police substation and the 610 Office of Zhaoyuan Public Security Bureau. In the fall of 2003, police from Xinzhuang Township Substation arrested her and several other practitioners in the same village because they were clarifying the truth to people. They were detained at Zhaoyuan Detention Center and she was released only after her family paid the 610 Office a few thousand yuan to bail her out.

In March 2003, police from Zhaoyuan City 610 Office broke into Ms Mao's home and arrested her. They imposed charges on her and sentenced her to a five-year term. At that time her parents-in-law and her husband were able to take care of her two-year-old son.

In September 2005, her mother-in-law passed away due to illness. On January 25, 2006, due to tremendous mental anguish and the pressures of life's misfortunes, her husband suddenly fell sick and died. Her 78-year-old father-in-law and four-year-old son lived in poverty and pain.

On September 23, Ms. Mao's almost 80-year-old father-in-law fell ill and had to be hospitalized. Ms. Mao's son's paternal aunt could not look after him due to the tremendous amount of farm work for the family for which she is responsible.

Her family had written letters to notify Ms. Mao when her mother-in-law and husband were dying. However, the prison retained those letters and never showed them to her, so Ms. Mao did not have a chance to see her relatives for the last time.

We hereby appeal to kind-hearted people to help rescue practitioner Ms. Mao Fulian from prison.

Contact information:

Shandong Women's Prison

Sub PO Box#101, PO Box 822, #93 South Industrial Way, Jinan City, Shandong Province, 250001

Assistant of the warden: 86-531-88928028

Administration Department of the Prison: 86-531-88928029

October 1, 2006