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Liu Tianhou, a 73-year-old Practitioner from Huili County, Sichuan Province, Was Sentenced to Six Years in Prison

June 05, 2006 |   By a practitioner from Sichuan Province

(Clearwisdom.net) On April 15, 2006, Yang Shaoliang, the head of the Security Brigade of Huili County, Sichuan Province, and other police officials from the Security Brigade of Huili County illegally arrested Liu Tianhou, a 73-year-old practitioner from Huili County. The police ransacked his home and also took away three other practitioners who were at the home. Mr. Liu was sentenced to six years in prison and is currently being detained in the Huili County Detention Center, where he is suffering unspeakable persecution at the hands of the police and their agents.

The Security Brigade of Huili County carried out a series of illegal arrests and harassment throughout Huili County around that time. They ransacked nine practitioners' homes and confiscated their Falun Dafa books and pictures of Master Li Hongzhi. The other three practitioners who were arrested at the same time with Mr. Liu were later released.

On April 20, 2006, Ms. Cui Deli, a practitioner in her 60's and another practitioner, Ms. Ma Lingshang, were arrested. They have now been detained for 16 days in the Huili County Detention Center. Their current condition is unknown.

At the present time, the police from the Security Brigade of Huili County are ransacking practitioners' homes in Nange Township and other towns in Huili County.

On August 1, 2005, when Mr. Liu was on his way to Panzhihua City, Sichuan Province to clarify the truth, he was reported to the authorities. Police from Yanbian County arrested and detained him. On August 3, 2005, police from the Security Brigade of Huili County took him back and detained him in the detention center. Mr. Liu began a hunger strike in protest and on the fourth day, his life was determined to be in danger. On August 12, 2005, he was released.

The officials who participated in the persecution include the following:

Yan Shaoliang, male, in his 40's, the head of the Security Brigade of Huili County. In Huili County, four practitioners were sentenced to prison and 15 were sentenced to forced labor, more than 70 practitioners were arrested and detained and over 40 practitioners' homes were ransacked. All these cases were led by Yang. His wife's name is Lan Qiuping, who is the Deputy Secretary of the Huili County Committee. Phone: 86-834-5623475, 86-834-5622026.

Lu Jianrong, one of the leaders of the Huili County Police Bureau. Phone: 86-834-5625084, 86-13508203535 (Cell)

Li Qiyuan, male, in his 40's, is the director of the Huili County Police Bureau. Since he was in office beginning in 2004, more than 10 practitioners have been detained, one of them was sentenced, and three are currently detained in detention centers. He actively participated in the persecution of Falun Gong and closely followed Jiang Zemin's directives. Phone: 86-13908152053 (Cell)