(Clearwisdom.net) Mr. Zhao Xiliang, a Falun Gong practitioner in Laishui County, Hebei Province, who was arrested on July 26, 2006, is still in illegal detention. During the past seven years, Mr. Zhao was arrested several times and sentenced to a total of four years of forced labor.

After July 20, 1999, the CCP launched a campaign to persecute Falun Gong. On October 6, 2000, Mr. Zhao rode his tricycle past the Loucun Township police station in Laishui County. The police arrested him. His tricycle, registration document, and cash were confiscated. He was sent to the custody center and then transferred to the detention center for further persecution for 18 months and three days.

On May 20, 2000, he was illegally arrested again and taken to Baoding Forced Labor Camp for three years for brainwashing. After he was in the forced labor camp for some time, a Notice of Forced Labor was finally issued. The time he had already spent in the camp did not count toward his forced labor term. Mr. Zhao has experienced beatings, corporal punishment, insults, and torture. Guards Li Dayong, Li Shuwen, Wen Jianwe, and others also forced him to write the Four Statements (similar to the Three Statements) to renounce Falun Gong, which have since been declared null and void.

At about 11:00 a.m. on July 26, 2006, Zhao Xiliang was arrested once again from his home by Wang Fucai, the director of the610 Office of Laishui County, and Dai Chunjie from the Political Security Section of Laishui Police Department.

Mr. Zhao's family was very concerned about his safety since they had already witnessed countless times the inhuman persecution of Falun Gong practitioners. On July 27, 2006, Mr. Zhao's wife and his two nieces, Hongbao and Hongyu, went to the police department and asked for his unconditional release since he had not done anything wrong. However, Dai Chunjie, the head of the Political Security Section, Laishui Police Department, did not respond to their requests. Instead, he directed his subordinates to beat the lady and the two youths, giving them bloody mouths and noses. Then they were all arrested. The two children were released after a 300 yuan bribe was paid for each child.

Mr. Zhao's wife was terribly grieved and indignant. Not only could she not save her husband but she herself had lost her freedom. She began to spit up blood. She was released on August 4, 2006, only when she was near death.

Mr. Zhao Xiliang is still in detention and has been on a hunger strike to protest the illegal persecution. I hope fellow practitioners send righteous thoughts for him and eliminate all forms of the persecution by the evil forces.

Responsible persons:

Wang Fucai, director of Laishui County's 610 Office: 0312-4532190 (office), 86-312-4526973 (home), 86-13932231936 (cell)

Sun Jinbo, party secretary of Laishui County: 86-0312-4527588, 86-13503228995(cell)

Suo Baogui, deputy secretary of Politics & Law Committee, Laishui County: 86-312-4530536 (office), 86-312-2323726(home), 86-13803262256 (cell)

Tian Qingzhu, Head of Laishui County: 86-312-4522880(office), 86-312-5028038(home), 86-13313028988 (cell)

Sun Guijie, secretary of Political & Law Committee, Laishui County: 86-312-4522004 (office)

Liu Yaohua, Secretary of Disciplinary Investigation Committee, Laishui County Police Department: 86-312-4523766(home)
Laishui County Police Department (operator): 86-312-4522219, 86-312-4522220
Peng Hongzhi, Director of Laishui County Police Department: 86-312-4523689(office).

Political Commissar office: 86-312- 4526861

Police Security Section: 86-312-4527868 (office)

Dai Chunjie, head of Political Security Section, 86-13930218895 (cell)
Detention Center: 86-312-4523534
Chengguan Police Station: 86-312-4522225
Court: 86-312- 4522227
Prosecutor: 86-312-4522226
Disciplinary Investigation Committee, Laishui County: 86-312-4522038

August 14, 2006