Li Yong from Xianning City, Hubei Province, Detained and in Critical Condition
Name: Li Yong(李勇)
Place of Most Recent Arrest: August 17, 2009
Most recent place of detention: Xianan District Detention Center咸安区看守所
City: Xianning City
Province: Hubei Province
Persecution Suffered: Detention, Beatings, Force-Feedings.
(Clearwisdom.net) (By a Minghui correspondent report from Hubei Province) On August 17, 2009, Mr. Li Yong, a practitioner, from the Xianan District of Xianning City, Hubei Province, was beaten by three local security police officers after they saw him distributing truth clarification materials about Falun Gong. After they beat him, they took him to the Henggou Police Station.
On August 18, Henggou police officers and the Public Security Bureau of Xianan Police Department detained Mr. Li, who had already been tortured and had wounds all over his body, in the Xianan District Detention Center.
To protest the persecution, Mr. Li went on hunger strike. As a result of his silent protest, he was force-fed. Ignoring the fact that he was in poor physical condition due to the torture, the 610 Office in the Xianan District and Public Security Bureau sentenced him to a forced labor camp for one year. On September 28, he was sent to the Shayang Forced Labor Camp. The labor camp refused to take him because he failed the physical examination.
However, the Xianan Public Security Bureau and detention center still refuse to release him and continue to detain him. Currently Mr. Li's condition is critical.
People who have been involved in the persecution of Li Yong include Zheng Chizhong, Wang Jian and others from the Henggou Police Station, and Zeng Guohua, Fan Zhong, Xu Chengzhong, and others from the Public Security Bureau of the Xianan Police Department.