(Clearwisdom.net) On July 20, 1999, the Jiang Zemin regime started the brutal persecution of Falun Gong practitioners. The persecution has reached every corner of China and has lasted for 10 years. Even Tsinghua University, one of best academic universities in China, was not able to escape the catastrophe and also witnessed the most brutal persecution against intellectuals since the Cultural Revolution.

Before the persecution started, there were about a dozen exercise sites on the Tsinghua University campus. Every morning around 5, the melody of the exercise music played across the campus.

However, the university students, alumni, and staff members have been brutally mistreated ever since the persecution started. Below are some examples (arranged by department).

1. Department of Electrical Engineering

Mr. Meng Jun graduated with a Master's degree. In September and October of 1999, he was arrested and detained twice. Later, he was fired from his company since he refused to renounce Falun Gong. In June 2000, he went to the Tiananmen Square to appeal for an end to the persecution but was arrested again. On the night of December 31, 2000, officers from the Zhongguancun Police Station arrested him while he was posting Falun Gong materials and was brutally tortured. On December 13, 2001, the Beijing Intermediate Court sentenced him to 10 years in prison.

Ms. Yao Yue started her Master's degree studies in the Institute of Microelectronics in 1996. Her husband, Mr. Liu Wenyu, was a graduate student in the Department of Civil Engineering. On September 3, 1999, Ms. Yao was arrested for practicing Falun Gong exercise publicly and was interrogated until the next day. Later, she was expelled. In the early morning of January 1, 2001, officers from the Beijing Zhongguancun Police Station broke into her home and arrested her. In December 13, 2001, the Beijing Intermediate Court sentenced her to 12 years in prison.

Mr. Cai Huaiyu graduated with a Bachelor's degree. In 2001, he was arrested while distributing Falun Gong materials. Later, he was sentenced to one and a half years of forced labor and detained in the Beijing Tuanhe Forced Labor Camp.

Mr. Yuan Jiang graduated with a Bachelor's degree in 1995. He was the deputy director of the Lanzhou City Telecommunication Bureau Affiliated Information Technology Company. Since he refused to give up practicing Falun Gong, he was forced to step down to become the Chief Technology Inspector. On August 30, 2001, Mr. Yuan was arrested in the Dunhuang Area in Gansu Province. Officers from Gansu Province Police Department brutally tortured him. He died on November 9, 2001.

2. Department of Precision Instruments

Mr. Wang Weiyu started his PhD studies in 1996. In September and October of 1999, he was arrested and detained twice. Later, he was forced to take a temporary leave for four months. In June 2000, he was forced to be on leave again. On July 22, 2000, the police arrested him while he was talking to people in Tiananmen Square and then detained him for a week. Not too long afterwards, he was forced to leave school and became homeless. In August 2002, he was arrested at his temporary workplace. On January 9, 2004, the Beijing Shaoyang District Court secretly held a hearing and sentenced him to eight years in prison. He is now in Qianjin Prison in Tianjin.

Mr. Wang Xin started his PhD studies in 1999. In October 1999, he was forced to go home on temporary leave. In April 2001, he was arrested. On December 12, 2001, the Beijing Intermediate Court sentenced him to nine years in prison. He is being detained in Nanguanling Prison in Liaoning Province. It was reported shortly before the 2009 Chinese New Year that he was brutally forced-fed and on the verge of death. He was once sent to the hospital for emergency treatment.

Mr. Huang Kui started working on his PhD in 1999. In October 1999, he was forced to be on leave for three months. In June 2000, the local police beat him up while he was doing the Falun Gong exercises on the campus. Shortly afterwards, he was expelled. In November 2000, he was arrested in Zhuhai City, Guangdong Province, and detained in the Zhuhai City Second Detention Center. In October 2001, the Zhuhai City Xiangzhou District Court held a hearing and sentenced him to five years in prison. Mr. Huang was brutally tortured while in detention.

Mr. Xu Zhiguang started his PhD studies in 1999. On July 25, 1999, he was arrested for appealing for Falun Gong and detained for a day. In October 1999, he was forced to go home for six weeks. In April 2001, the university officials sent him to a brainwashing center. Afterwards, Mr. Xu was forced to leave school and became homeless. In April 2002, he was arrested. In May 2003, he was sentenced to one and a half years in prison.

Mr. Yu Chao obtained his Bachelor's degree in 1995 and was a web design engineer. His wife Ms. Chu Tong was an instructor in the Department of Electronics at Tsinghua University. His brother, Mr. Yu Jia, was an instructor in the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University. Both of them are practitioners as well. In 2000, he was arrested for unfurling a Falun Gong banner in Tiananmen Square and sentenced to one year of forced labor (served out of custody). Later he was forced to become homeless. In August 2002, he and his wife were arrested in Beijing. On January 9, 2004, the Beijing Shaoyang District Court secretly held a hearing and sentenced him to nine years in prison.

Mr. Zhang Cunman was a PhD student. In October 1999, he was forced to go home on temporary leave since he refused to renounce Falun Gong. In June 2000, he was forced to be on leave again. On June 22, 2000, he was arrested and detained for two weeks.

Mr. Zhao Shaojun was a graduate student. Since he refused to renounce Falun Gong, in October 1999, he was forced to go home on temporary leave for three months.

3. Department of Hydraulic Engineering

Mr. Zhang Mengye obtained his Bachelor's degree in 1963. He was a classmate of Hu Jintao. He worked as a teacher in the Guangdong Province Electricity School. In March 2000, the Guangzhou City Police Department sentenced him to two years of forced labor and detained him at the Guangzhou City First Forced Labor Camp. When he was released on February 10, 2002, he was only skin and bones due to the long-term torture. Since Mr. Zhang was being harassed constantly, he was forced to leave home. However, after he published two articles on the Minghui/Clearwisdom website on March 20 and May 4 of 2002, the Guangdong Province 610 Office desperately devoted a lot of manpower to search for him. On May 18, 2002, Mr. Zhang and his wife were arrested and taken to the Huangpu Drug Rehabilitation Institute Brainwashing Center. He suffered inhumane torture and his leg was disabled.

Mr. Lin Yang obtained his Bachelor's degree and started to work on his Master's in 1999. However, at the beginning of 1999, university officials refused to register him since he refused to renounce Falun Gong. On October 27, 1999, when he went to appeal, he was arrested and detained. Later, he was forced to be on leave twice. In June 2000, he went to Tiantang Prison to report the mistreatment of practitioners and was detained for 10 days. He was expelled after he was released. In November 2000, he was arrested in Zhuhai City, Guangdong Province, and detained in the Zhuhai City First Detention Center. In September 2002, he was sentenced to three years in prison.

Ms. Jiang Yuxia started her Bachelor's studies in 1995. In October 1999, she went to the China Central Appeals office to appeal for an end to the persecution of Falun Gong. When she graduated, the school officials refused to give her a diploma. In December 2000, she was arrested in Zhuhai City and detained in the Zhuhai City First Detention Center. In October 2001, the Zhuhai City Xiangzhou District Court held a hearing and sentenced her to five years in prison.

Mr. Chen Zhixiang obtained his Bachelor's degree and started his Master's in 1999. In January 2001, he was sentenced to one and a half years of forced labor and detained in Tuanhe Forced Labor Camp in Beijing.

Mr. He Huirong was sentenced to three years of forced labor in January 2001. He was detained in the Yunnan Province Forced Labor Camp.

Ms. Li Min obtained her Master's degree and worked as an assistant engineer in the Tsinghua University Civil Engineering Contract Company. In 2004, she was sentenced to two years of forced labor.

4. Department of Thermal Engineering

Mr. Yu Ping obtained a Master's degree and started on his PhD course of study in 1997. At the beginning of June 1999, his PhD thesis was recognized for its excellence. However, because he went to Tiananmen Square to appeal on June 20, 1999, the school officials refused to give him his PhD diploma. Later, he was sentenced to four years in prison. On April 19, 2008, Mr. Yu and his wife, Ms. Zhao Yumin, was arrested again, and their whereabouts are unknown.

Mr. Liu Wenyu obtained his Master's degree and started his PhD studies in May 1999. His wife, Ms. Yao Yue, was doing her graduate work in the Institute of Microelectronics. From January 15 to January 30, 2000, he was under house arrest in the Tsinghua University 200 Atomic Experiment Base in an effort to force him to give up practicing Falun Gong. In June 2000, he went to Tiananmen Square to appeal for an end to the persecution of Falun Gong. He was arrested and detained for a month. Afterwards, he was expelled. Early in the morning on January 1, 2001, officers from the Zhongguancun Police Station broke into his home and arrested him and his wife. In December 13, 2001, the Beijing Intermediate Court sentenced him to 10 years in prison.

5. Department of Architecture

Ms. Ma Yan started her Bachelor's degree in 1994 and continued on to graduate school. She started practicing Falun Gong in July 1998. On April 25, 2000, when she went to Tiananmen Square to appeal on behalf of Falun Gong, she was arrested and detained for a month. She was expelled after she was released. In November 2000, she was arrested in Zhuhai City and detained in the Zhuhai City First Detention Center. On September 2002, she was sentenced to five years in prison.

Mr. Wang Zhiqiang started his Master's studies in 1997. In October 1999, since he refused to give up Falun Gong, he was forced to be on leave. Later, his whereabouts was unknown. Six months later, his family got news that he was detained at the Seventh Department of the Beijing Police Department. He was then sentenced to eight years in prison.

6. Department of Engineering Physics

Ms. Li Chunyan was an undergraduate student. In September 1999, school officials refused to register her. In October 1999, she was detained for participating in a Falun Gong experience sharing meeting. Later, Ms. Li was detained in the Tsinghua Police Station several times for practicing the Falun Gong exercises publicly and was interrogated in the Fourteenth Division of the Beijing Police Department. She was expelled some time later. In December 2000, she was arrested in Zhuhai City and detained in the Zhuhai City Second Detention Center. In September 2002, she was sentenced to five years in prison.

7. Department of Chemical Engineering

Ms. Liu Zhimei started her undergraduate work in 1997. In September 1999, school officials refused to register her. In October 1999, she was detained and interrogated for participating in a Falun Gong experience sharing meeting. In July 2000, she went to Tiananmen Square to appeal for Falun Gong and was detained for more than 20 days. In August 2000, she was forced to be on leave. In May 2001, she was arrested and brutally tortured. In November 2001, she was sentenced to 12 years in prison. She is being detained in the Jinan City Women's Prison in Shandong Province.

Ms. Yu Jinmei was forced to be on leave in October 1999. Later she was sent to a brainwashing center for two weeks. In the past few years, she has been sentenced to forced labor twice.

Ms. Li Xiaodan was a undergraduate student. She was forced to be on leave a few times. In July 2007, officers from the Beijing Police Department arrested her.

Mr. Pan Yidong was a undergraduate student. In July 2000, he went to Tiananmen Square and unfurled a banner. He was arrested and sentenced to one year of forced labor. He was detained in Tuanhe Forced Labor Camp in Beijing.

8. Institute of Nuclear and New Energy Technology

Ms. Li Yanfang was a graduate student. In September 1999, because she practiced the Falun Gong exercises publicly, she was arrested and interrogated overnight. In October 1999, she was detained for participating in a Falun Gong experience sharing meeting. In June 2000, she went to Tiananmen Square to appeal for the persecution of Falun Gong to end, and she was detained for more than nine days. In August 2000, she was forced to be on leave and was later expelled. In December 2000, she was arrested in Zhuhai City and detained in the Zhuhai City First Detention Center. In September 2002, she was sentenced to five years in prison.

9. Department of Mechanical Engineering

Ms. Li Feng started her graduate studies in 1996 and became a teacher at a vocational school in Shanghai after graduation. In May 2000, she quit her job and went to live in Beijing. However, officers from the Shanghai Police Department went to Beijing and arrested her. She was sentenced to three years of forced labor.

10. Department of Environmental Engineering

Mr. Zhang Lianjun obtained his Bachelor's degree in 1999. In 2003, around the Chinese New Year, he disappeared. His whereabouts are unknown.

11. School of Economics and Management

Mr. Qin Peng obtained his Master's degree. In December 2003, he was sentenced to two and a half years of forced labor and detained in Gaoyang Forced Labor Camp in Baoding City, Hebei Province. His whereabouts are unknown.

12. Department of Computer Science and Technology

Mr. Guo Xiaonan obtained his Bachelor's degree. In 2000, he was sentenced to one year of forced labor and detained in Yulin Forced Labor Camp in Shanxi Province. In 2001, he was sentenced to one and a half years of forced labor and detained in Tuanhe Forced Labor Camp in Beijing.

Mr. Yan Wen obtained his Bachelor's degree. In July 2001, he was sentenced to four years in prison for distributing Falun Gong materials. He was detained in Sihui Prison in Guangdong Province.

Mr. Zhang Dahua obtained his Bachelor's degree. In 2002, he was forced to attend a brainwashing session and brutally tortured to the verge of death. Since April of 2002, his whereabouts have been unknown.

13. Department of Electrical Engineering

Mr. Li Yixiang was a PhD student. In September 1999, officers from the Beijing Police Department arrested him and detained him for a month. He suffered all kinds of brutal torture.

Mr. Bi Guosheng started his undergraduate work in 1996. In 2002, he was secretly arrested. His whereabouts are unknown.

14. Academy of Arts and Design

Ms. Cong Dayang obtained her Bachelor's degree. In 2002, she was sentenced to 10 years in prison and is being detained in the Shenyang City Women's Prison in Liaoning Province.

Mr. Xu Guangyu was a graduate student. In 2001, he was detained in a brainwashing center.

Mr. Li Xiaofeng obtained his Bachelor's degree. In 2005, he was sentenced to two years of forced labor and detained in Tuanhe Forced Labor Camp in Beijing.

15. School Employees

Mr. Bai Rongchun was a project manager for the Tsinghua Ziguang and Tongfang Group Ltd. In September 2002, the Beijing Court sentenced him to 13 years in prison. He was sent back to his hometown and detained in Panjin Prison in Liaoning Province.

Ms. Dong Yanhong was arrested in January 2001. In December 13, 2001, the Beijing Intermediate Court sentenced her to five years in prison.

Ms. Lu Chao was an instructor in the School of Economics and Management. During the 2000 Chinese New Year, she went to the Tiananmen Square to appeal on behalf of Falun Gong and was arrested. She was detained for a month and suffered brutal torture. Later, she was arrested a few times for practicing the Falun Gong exercises publicly. In November 27, 2000, she was arrested and secretly sentenced to three and a half years in prison.

Ms. Wang Jiuchun was an associate professor in the Technology Development Department and a volunteer director at the Tsinghua instruction center. On Chinese New Year's Eve in 2002, she was arrested at home and then sentenced to one and a half years of forced labor. She was detained in Tuanhe Forced Labor Camp in Beijing.

Ms. Qiu Shuqin was an employee of the Administration Department. She was forced to quit her job because she refused to renounce Falun Gong. She only had a small income each month. On April 25, 2000, she want to Tiananmen Square to appeal on behalf of Falun Gong. She was arrested and detained for a month. Later, she was detained and beaten a few times for practicing the Falun Gong exercises publicly. Her personal belongings were confiscated. A few days before July 20, 2000, officers from the Beijing Police Department secretly detained her for a month. In 2002, the school stopped her pension payment and her family no longer had a source of income. In February 2003, she suddenly disappeared and her whereabouts are unknown.

Ms. He Ruilian was an employee of the Tsinghua University Architecture Design Institute. She was sentenced to forced labor twice. She was forced to divorce her husband.

Mr. Wu Xiangwan was an employee of the Tsinghua Ziguang Group Ltd. Company. He was sentenced to eight years in prison and was sent to the Shandong Province Prison.

Ms. Jia Xiaomei was an employee of the Tsinghua Universities Mechanical Factory. On December 26, 1999, she went to observe a practitioners' trial, but she ended up being detained for a month herself. On April 16, 2000, she was arrested for practicing the Falun Gong exercises at the regular exercise site and detained for a month again. On June 30, 2000, she was arrested again. On July 22, 2000, she was detained again for two days. In November 2001, she was sent to Tuanhe Forced Labor Camp for posting Falun Gong materials. On May 3, 2003, she was released due to the pressure from overseas practitioners' rescue effort and international attention. However, she was still under surveillance.

Mr. Fu Yong'an and his wife Ms. Liu Xianglan have retired from Tsinghua University. On March 2006, both of them were arrested and then sentenced to two years of forced labor. They were detained in Tuanhe Forced Labor Camp.

Ms. Huang Feiping was a professor and is now retired. In April 2006, she was sentenced to two years of forced labor and detained in the Beijing Women's Forced Labor Camp.

Mr. He Yi was a software engineer for a company affiliated with Tsinghua University. In 2001, he was sentenced to one and a half years of forced labor and detained in Tuanhe Forced Labor Camp.

Ms. Zhang Wenfang was a researcher of the Tsinghua Ziguang Group Ltd. Company. She was detained several times in the Beijing Zhongguancun Police Station and the Beijing Police Department.

Ms. Zhou Zhili was an accountant at the Tsinghua Ziguang Group Ltd. Company. In March 2006, she was sentenced to two years of forced labor and detained in the Beijing Women's Forced Labor Camp.

Ms. Zhu Yongjie was an employee of the Tsinghua Tongfang Company. On November 4, 2002, agents from the State Security Bureau secretly arrested him.

Mr. Zhao Baoli is a professor of Academy of Arts and Design. In July 2007, he was sentenced to two years of forced labor and detained in the Beijing Tuanhe Forced Labor Camp.

Ms. Han Yingli was sentenced to four years in prison in 2003. She was detained in the Beijing Women's Prison.

Ms. Li Shuyun is retired. She was arrested and detained in 2005.

Ms. Xin Hong obtained her Master's Degree in the Department of Civil Engineering and was a senior engineer. She was fired from her company because she refused to renounce Falun Gong.

Ms. Zhang Weizhen is from a family that went to Tsinghua University. She was arrested in 2004 for distributing Falun Gong materials.

16. Overseas Alumni

Mr. Zhao Ming obtained his Bachelor's degree from the Department of Computer Science. He worked as a project manager in the Tsinghua Ziguang Group Ltd. Company Computer Network Center. In March 1999, he went to Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, to continue his graduate studies. In December 1999, he went back to China to visit and also to appeal for the end to the persecution of Falun Gong. Later he was arrested. In May 2005, he was sentenced to one year of forced labor and detained in the Beijing Tuanhe Forced Labor Camp. His term was extended for an extra 10 months. He was brutally tortured in the labor camp. On March 12, 2003, he was released as a result of international help.

Mr. Zhang Zhigang obtained his Bachelor's degree from the Department of Hydraulic Engineering and his Master's degree from the School of Humanities and Social Science. In September 1999, when he started his graduate studies, school officials refused to register him because he refused to give up practicing Falun Gong. In October 1999, he was forced to be on leave for three months. In January 2000, he was sent to a hotel on campus for brainwashing. He was mentally tortured there for two weeks. Afterwards, he was forced to be on leave again. On April 25, 2000, Mr. Zhang went to Tiananmen Square to appeal for Falun Gong but was detained for a month. Shortly afterwards, he was detained for a month again. In July 2000, he was expelled. In 2001, he went to the University of New South Wales in Australia to continue his graduate work.

Ms. Wang Lanlan obtained her Bachelor's degree from the Department of Precision Instruments. She was forced to be on leave several times during her undergraduate studies. She was interrogated and threatened. She was not allowed to do graduate studies. Ms. Wang now lives in the U.S.