(Clearwisdom.net) Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Wei Danquan from Shanhaiguan in Qinhuangdao City, Hebei Province was illegally arrested, put on trial twice and finally sentenced to four years of imprisonment. Even though Wei Danquan has appealed this sentence, he was sent to Jidong Prison in Tangshan City.

Wei Danquan is an ex-army officer stationed at the Shanhaiguan Airport. He was suspended from his duties for practicing Falun Gong. He has been persecuted many times. He was arrested, detained, tortured with torture devices and sentenced to imprisonment. He has been monitored, and his house was ransacked and property confiscated. The constant persecution throughout the years caused his health to deteriorate. He started having heart problems, a chest infection, pulmonary tuberculosis and he even vomited a large amount of blood. He is in critical condition.

For details of the persecution, please read the following articles:
http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2008/7/9/98826.html and

Relevant reports concerning this case:
On July 2, 2008, Wei Danquan did not accept the sentence and thus he appealed to the Qinhuangdao City Intermediate People's Tribunal. Later the tribunal refused to hold a trial and the original sentence remained in place.

On July 28-30, during the period when Wei Danquan was illegally incarcerated, his wife was also harassed and monitored by the residence committee.

On August 3, Wei Danquan was sent to Jidong Prison in Tangshan City.

Address of Jidong Prison in Tangshan:
Post Box 2002, No. 5 Division, No. 5 Team
Nanbao Development Area, Tangshan City, Postal Code 063305

August 4, 2008