(Clearwisdom.net) Mr. Yang Xiuming, a Falun Gong practitioner and officer in the Xinhuang County Civil Affairs Bureau, was reported to the police for distributing information about Falun Gong. He was illegally arrested by the Political and Security Division of the Xinhuang Police Department in Huaihua City, Hunan Province, in collaboration with the National Security Team in Yuping County, Tongren City, Guizhou Province.

Mr. Yang is currently being held in the Yuping County Detention Center in Guizhou Province. He has been illegally sentenced to a term of seven years imprisonment. Prior to his sentencing, he had been detained and persecuted in Dujun City Prison in Guizhou Province, where he was not allowed any visits by his family members, including his eighty-year-old mother who came all the way from her hometown in Hunan Province to Guizhou Province.

On August 4, 2003, Yang Xiuming was forcibly arrested from his workplace at the Xinhuang County Civilian Administration Bureau by Li Dongping, a Captain of the Yuping County National Security Brigade in Tongren City, Guizhou Province, one of his subordinates Ruan Jianping, Head of the Public Security Department, Captain Yao Benxin of the Xinhuang County National Security Brigade, Li Xinming of the 610 Office, Yao Jianlin, and a policeman from the "110" police service station. After Mr. Yang's arrest, no one was notified of his whereabouts. Later on, some friends heard from an insider that he was detained at the Yuping County Detention Center of Guizhou Province.

During the illegal detention, they interrogated and tortured practitioner Yang. Led by Li Dongping and Ruan Jianping, three or four policemen forcefully held Mr. Yang down on the ground on his knees, and his hands were cuffed behind his back. He was forced to stand facing a wall and beaten. He was not allowed to drink water or sleep for two consecutive days and nights.

In September 2003, Yang Xiuming was illegally arrested by the court of Yuping County, and to protest the persecution, he went on a hunger strike. Over the next twenty days, practitioner Yang was brutally force-fed by Director Wang and Deputy Director Shu Hongjun of the detention center at Yuping County. He was whipped and 38-kilogram shackles were chained on him for ten days. After being force-fed, he spat up blood twice, and the torture left him incontinent and emaciated.

On October 28, 2004, the Court of Yuping County in Guizhou Province, the National Security Department, and the 610 Office at Xinhuang County of Hunan Province illegally sentenced Yang Xiuming to seven years of imprisonment. On November 18, 2004 Yang Xiuming was sent to Duyun Prison of Guizhou Province for further persecution.

Mr. Yang Xiuming is still illegally detained, and his family members are not allowed to have any visits. His eighty-year-old mother came from Hunan Province to visit him and was turned away.

People in Yuping County, Guizhou Province who have persecuted Falun Gong practitioners:
Li Dongping: former Head of the Political and Security Division, still works there now
Ruan Jianping: former Head of the Public Security Division, still works for the police station now
Ma Yong: Head of Police Station
Guard Wang: former Head of the Detention Center
Shu Hongjun: Deputy Head of the Detention Center
Liu Weici: former Deputy Head of the Police Station
Huang Ping: Secretary of the Politics and Law Committee, who is in charge of persecuting Falun Gong practitioners
Zhang Juxiang: Chief Judge, main person responsible in illegally sentencing Falun Gong practitioners

People in Xinhuang County, Hunan Province, who have persecuted Dafa practitioners:
Yao Benxin, Political and Security Division: 86-139-74544061 (Cell)
Deng Xiaoheng, Deputy Chief, County Police Department, 86-137-07458332 (Cell)
Li Xinming, "610 Office" Head: 86-139-73073566 (Cell)