(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).

Since 1999, when the Chinese communist party began persecuting Falun Gong, Mr. Shen Lianghua, a practitioner from Guang County, Shandong Province, has been imprisoned several times because he refused to renounce his belief. He was illegally arrested by personnel from the 610 Office of Guang County while he was working in the village on July 19, 2001. Mr. Shen Lianghua had been imprisoned in Guang County Detention Center before he was sent to Wangcun Forced Labor Camp in Zibo City, Shandong Province in February 2002. He was tortured many times by the guards in the forced labor camp. Mr. Shen Lianghua was released in September 2004.

Around 9 p.m. on February 25, 2008, about eight police officers from the Public Security Bureau in Guang County broke into Mr. Shen's house and took him to the Guang County Detention Center. Li Qiang, County Secretary, and Diao Peichang, director of the Public Security Bureau, are the key people responsible for the persecution of Mr. Shen. They did not notify Mr. Shen's family members. Without any legal procedures, they took Mr. Shen Lianghua directly to a forced labor camp in Guanzhuang Town, Wangcun. In November 2008, Mr. Shen Lianghua's family members went to visit him in Guanzhuang Town Forced Labor Camp but were refused entry by the guards.