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Mr. Luan Fusheng Seriously Ill in Prison and Needs to Be Released for Medical Treatment

March 18, 2006 |  

(Clearwisdom.net) Mr. Luan Fusheng, 55, from Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province, China, was illegally arrested in October 2002 for practicing Falun Gong and for printing Falun Gong truth-clarification materials. The Wanbolin Precinct Court in Taiyuan City sentenced him to 11 years in prison. Mr. Luan Fusheng was taken to Jinzhong Prison in Shanxi Province in the beginning of November 2003 and has been held in the prison's 13th district since then.

Mr. Luan Fusheng has suffered cruel and inhuman torture. In the beginning of June 2005, Mr. Luan became very ill. He was diagnosed with inflammation of the pectoral muscles, complications from diabetes and high blood pressure. He is skin and bones and extremely frail. Additionally, his body has become swollen, especially his legs. He suffers from labored breathing and can barely finish a sentence before being out of breath. He was admitted to the 109 Public Security Hospital in Taiyuan City three times for daily insulin injections. Mr. Luan has been taken back to Jinzhong Prison, but the staff there does not provide the required medical treatment and care, much less the special diet required for diabetes patients. His health has been deteriorating. In fact, his life is now at risk. His family requested that he be bailed out for medical treatment, but the prison has turned the request down. The following is a brief summary about Mr. Luan Fusheng and his being victimized because of China's persecution of Faun Gong.

Mr. Luan Fusheng used to work for the Properties Division of Hebei Provincial government. Mr. Luan started practicing Falun Gong in 1995, which improved his health and morality significantly. He used to suffer from severe diabetes and high blood pressure, but returned to health after he started practicing Falun Gong.

In October 1999, Mr. Luan Fusheng went to Beijing to the State Appeals Office to clarify the truth about Falun Gong. He was arrested and taken back to Shijiazhuang. A policeman named Wei Ming from the Xinghua Street Police Station in Qiaoxi Precinct, Shijiazhuang City handcuffed Mr. Luan's hands to the balustrade of the 2nd floor balcony during interrogation, during which he was subjected to torture. Afterwards, he was imprisoned in Beijiao Detention Center for 30 days.

In the beginning of 2000, Mr. Luan Fusheng went to Beijing again to exercise his constitutional right as a Chinese citizen. He went to appeal to the State Appeals Office for Falun Gong and was illegally arrested. Because he refused to tell the police his name or address, they tortured him for days before they finally released him. Later he visited his friend's home in another town, where he was illegally arrested and detained by police. He was imprisoned for over 60 days in the No. 1 Detention Center in Shijiazhuang and then sentenced to one year forced labor. Because of his high blood pressure, he was released on bail, after the police from Xinghua Police Station had extorted 1,000 yuan from him.

In 2001, Mr. Luan was warned that staff from Xinghua Street Police Station was planning to take him to a forced labor camp again, so he left home to avoid further persecution. He stopped at several areas before arriving in Shanxi Province.

In late October 2002, the police arrested him and 24 fellow Falun Gong practitioners in Taiyuan City or Taigu County, Shanxi Province. Mr. Ding Lihong, a Falun Gong practitioner from Shijaizhuang, was also arrested, and police tortured him to death during interrogation.

On July 7, 2003, Wanbolin Precinct Court in Taiyuan City illegally sentenced him to 11 years in prison. Four months later, he was taken to Jinzhong Prison in Shanxi Province and has been imprisoned in the 13th district since.

Mr. Luan Fusheng wanted to prove his innocence. Therefore, he appealed to the Appeals Court of Taiyuan City. However, Taiyuan City Appeals Court disregarded the law and overruled his appeal in October 2003.

The physical and mental torments he suffered resulted in his becoming quite ill. Between June 2005 and December 2005, Mr. Luan Fusheng was sent to the hospital for emergency resuscitation three times. His health deteriorated rapidly. After over two months of medical treatment, Mr. Luan's condition finally stabilized. A diabetes patient needs a special diet and meticulous care. At present, Mr. Luan suffers from high blood pressure. He is very skinny and frail. He is always out of breath and can hardly finish a sentence. Prison is a harsh environment and is not the place for someone with severe illnesses. He should be released immediately.

His family has repeatedly requested parole for medical reasons, but the prison denied the request each time, claiming that Falun Gong practitioners do not have the right to be bailed out for medical treatment. Nevertheless, his family continues to write to the prison, but the request has been turned down repeatedly.

Mr. Luan Fusheng is 55 years old. Simply because he chooses to practice Falun Gong and clarify the truth about Falun Gong, he has not had a moment of peace during the past seven years. The physical and mental torments he suffered have reached an impasse. He is a late-stage diabetes patient and prone to life-threatening complications. If his condition is not treated, Mr. Luan will be beyond treatment.

Human life is of utmost importance. Each and every Falun Gong practitioner has the right to live as a citizen in any country. Shanxi Province Prison Bureau and Jinzhong Prison must grant him bail for medical treatment right away.

Contact information:

Qi County Prison in Shanxi Province
Address: P.O. Box 51-3, Qi County, Shanxi Province 30090
Warden: Mr. Yang Huirong
Deputy Warden: Mr. Liang Haijun
Member of the Political Committee Mr. Cheng Yonghong
Secretary of Discipline Committee Mr. Chou Fengchun
Captain Li: 86-13934085322 (Cell), 86-351-3826442
Disciplinary staff member: 86-13603544718 (Cell)

Shanxi Province Prison Bureau
Address: 7 Donghuamen Street, Taiyuan City, Shanxi Province 030013
Head of the Bureau Mr. Feng Zheng
Deputy Head of the Bureau Mr. Zhou Peibin
Member of the Political Committee Mr. Guo Guiren
Phone Operator of Shanxi Province Public Security Bureau: 86-351-4044778
Taiyuan City Political and Legal Committee: 86-351-2020178
109 Public Security Hospital in Taiyuan City: 86-351-7042363 (Office)

(Many Falun Gong practitioners on hunger strike protesting the illegal imprisonment and persecution were sent to this hospital for further persecution.)