(Clearwisdom.net) [Note: The following is a shortened version of a longer and more detailed article that appeared on the minghui.ca website (Chinese version of Clearwisdom.net).]

Agents from the Macheng City 610 Office and police from the State Security Division illegally arrested almost thirty Falun Dafa practitioners. Mr. Bai Zijian was arrested and his wife, Ms. Zhang Shuiying, was severely beaten, leaving bruises all over her body. The results of the beating were photographed by empathetic neighbors (see http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2007/9/2/89183.html ). Recently, agents from the 610 Office have repeatedly harassed Ms. Zhang and her mother-in-law.

Ms. Zhand Shuiying is unable to work because of her injuries and her family is under great financial difficulty. In addition, they are harassed by the police. Ms. Zhang's husband was detained and her mother-in-law went to the police to ask for Mr. Bai's release. The police said that because the beating of Ms. Zhang was disclosed to the public, Mr. Bai will not be released.