(Clearwisdom.net) Mr. Tan Weichang, 37, is a Falun Dafa practitioner from Yuexiu District, Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province. He was jailed in Sihui Prison on November 6, 2008. Prior to that, he had already been imprisoned for more than a year, and during that period judiciary authorities reviewed his case twice. On November 8, 2008, they made an official decision to sentence him to three years of imprisonment without any public court session.

Mr. Tan was a employee of Procter & Gamble. Over his eight-year career he was widely praised by his foreign bosses and colleagues for his good performance at work and received the "Model Employee" award numerous times. However, to care for his mother who suffered from a mental disorder, he had to give up his profession and instead led a life of fixing computers for other people.

On September 23, 2007, Mr. Tan was arrested by 610 Office officials when he was visiting fellow practitioner Mr. Huang Qian. That night, five people, including Ding (an official from the local Resident Committee, about 50 years old), and some 610 Office officials and local police broke into Mr. Tan's home without a warrant. They ransacked his home for about four hours and took away his computer, several MP3 players, a removable hard disk, a DVD and VCD player, and other valuables, amounting to about 10,000 yuan in worth. Ever since, Mr. Tan has been held in a detention center and his family members are not allowed to see him. This has resulted in a broken family and his sick mother being left at home alone.

Mr. Tan was forced to undergo two secret court sessions manipulated by the 610 Office. Despite the argument from Mr. Tan's lawyer that he was innocent, the court incriminated him with the baseless accusation of "undermining the implementation of law" and sentenced him to three years of imprisonment, not even allowing his family members or his lawyer to speak.

Since November 6, 2008, Mr. Tan has been held in Sihui Prison, located on Northern Jiguang Street in Sihui City, Guangdong Province, where many Falun Gong practitioners have been held.

People involved in the persecution of Mr. Tan:

Ding, chief of the Resident Committee of Zhuguang Street: 86-20-88242625
Huang Sjie, 610 Office officials from Yuexiu District, Guangzhou City: 86-13903013738 (Cell)

Criminal court of Yuexiu District, Guangzhou City:
Li Jiantao, chief judge: 86-20-87392019
Pan Lumi, jury member: 86-20-87393036

First Section of the Intermediate Court of Guangzhou City:
Ding Yangkai, chief judge
Lun Mingjian and Zhou Jinghe, deputy jury members

Sihui City Prison: from 86-758-3301001 to 3301012
Political Office of Sihui City Prison: 86-758-3301003, 86-758-3301004
Office of the Implementation of Criminal Law of Sihui City Prison: 86-758-3301008
Email of Sihui City Prison: shjyst@163.com
Shang Dongping, Chief of Sihui City Prison
Luo Zubiao, Ye Changming and He Hailong, deputy chief of Sihui City Prison
Huang Yuequn, Political Commissar
Ling Liezhou, director of the 610 Office of Sihui City Prison: 86-758-3301760
Zhu Xipeng, deputy director of the 610 Office of Sihui City Prison