(Clearwisdom.net) In Edmonton, Alberta, a group of Falun Gong practitioners is urging the Canadian government to push for the release of a member imprisoned in China.

Ms. Yue Yao is serving a 12-year sentence in a women's prison in Beijing and may even face execution The Toronto Sun reported.

Ms. Yao, 34, the wife of a University of Calgary doctoral student, has spent nearly three years in a Chinese prison for distributing leaflets detailing the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners.

Mr. Wenyy Winston Liu, another practitioner, says the mental torture he was forced to endure in prison was far worse than the daily beatings and electric shocks. "The police told me: 'We want to drive you insane,'" said Liu, who was released from prison after signing documents denouncing Falun Gong.
Falun Gong is [a mind and body improvement system] that has been banned in China since 1999.