(Clearwisdom.net) In Baoding City, on May 11, 2006, the National Security Bureau, the Public Security Bureau, the Xinsi District Procuratorate and the Xinsi District Court colluded to frame four Falun Dafa practitioners in Baoding City and illegally sentenced them to prison. Practitioners Zhi Zhanmin and Zhang Rongjie were sentenced to 12 years, Liu Yongwang to 8 years and Wei Haiwu to 4 years. All of them made appeals to the Intermediate Court in Baoding City. On June 13, 2006, Jiang Haiqing, the Presiding Judge of the Criminal Court in the District Court, issued the criminal verdict and affirmed the original sentences using outlandish reasons.

After he received the appeals from the four Dafa practitioners on May 21, 2006, Jiang once clearly told the lawyer that even according to Chinese Communist Party laws, they shouldn't be sentenced so heavily. But he said that there was pressure from higher up and thus gave the criminal verdict affirming the original sentences on June 13, 2006.

On June 16, 2006, the Custodial Station in Baoding City sent the four Dafa practitioners to the following prisons respectively: Zhang Rongjie was sent to the Women's Prison in Shijiazhuang City, Zhi Zhanmin to a prison in Baoding City, and Liu Yongwang and Wei Haiwu to the Jidong Prison in Tangshan City.

During his appeal period, Liu Yongwang started a hunger strike on May 24th to protest the unreasonable detention and persecution. He has been on hunger strike for over forty days so far.

Since his imprisonment on June 16, Wei Haiwu has been on a hunger strike to protest the persecution. It wasn't until July 2 that the officials in the prison notified his family members and stated when they would be allowed them to visit him in prison. The letter to the family from the officials said that they had received Mr. Wei and that the family could see him in three months' time.

Only recently, we learned that the prison in Baoding City has detained about seventy or eighty Dafa practitioners. The guards persecute the very determined practitioners using all sorts of torture methods. Some of them haven't seen their family members for more than four years.

We don't know the current situation of these four Dafa practitioners. We hope that practitioners overseas can help to make phone calls to the prisons. Let's work together to stop the persecution.

Related units and staff:

The Custodial Station in Baoding City
Address: No 328 Qiyi East Road, Baoding City
Post Code: 071000
Director, Cui Jiming: 86-312-5027634 (Office), 86-312-5028774 (Office), 86-13931223558 (Cell)

The Xinshi District Court in Baoding City
Address: No 138 Wusi West Road, Baoding City
Post Code: 071051
Wang Kejian, Director: 86-312-3013660
Li Jianmin, Deputy Director: 86-312-3097112
Chen Zilu, Deputy Director: 86-312-3097113
Zhang Jiyong, Deputy Director in charge of criminal affairs: 86-13513326826
The Criminal Court: 86-312-3097232
Sun Xun, Presiding Judge
Li Mingyuan, Chief Judge
Li Qiang, Prosecutor

The Intermediate People's Court in Baoding City
Address: No 1 Tianer Middle Road, Baoding City
Post Code: 071051
Li Yi, the Party's Secretary and Director (in charge of criminal affairs): 86-312-3103110
Lie Xiaoguang, Deputy Director: 86-312-3103266
Liu Yuting, Deputy Director
Jiang Haiqing, Presiding Judge of the No 1 Criminal Court (the chief in charge during the appeal): 86-312-3103092( Office), 86-312-3103091 (Cell), 86-13833229366 (Cell)
Presiding Judge: Jiang Haiqing
Prosecutor: Yuan Daxue, Zhang Wenhan
Clerk: Wang Hongyue

The Jidong Prison in Tangshan City
The Chief of the Brigade, Pei Yanjie: 86-315-8310888 (Home), 86-315-8327888 (Office), 86-315-8519548 (Office)
Director of 610 Office in the Brigade, An Yue: 86-315-8501899 (Home), 86-315-8327668 (Office), 86-315-8519568 (Office)
Staff Member, An Li (Sister of An Yue): 86-315-8310518 (Home), 86-315-8327238 (Office)
Staff Member, Bai Guang: 86-315-8310768 (Home), 86-315-8327235 (Office), 86-315-8327236 (Office)