Name: Gu Huaibing(谷怀兵)
Gender: Male
Age: Pi County, Chengdu City
Address: Unknown
Occupation: Unknown
Date of Most Recent Arrest: July 21, 2009
Most recent place of detention: Detention Center in Chengdu City (成都市看守所)
City: Chengdu
Province: Sichuan

( In the evening of July 21, 2009, Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Gu Huaibing, a resident of Pi County, Chengdu City, who works part time at a computer company, was arrested by officers from the Tiaosanta Police Station. He was put in criminal detention the next day. Following the rule of law, on August 5 and 6, 2009, Mr. Gu's attorneys requested to meet with him, but were openly rejected by the chief of the Domestic Security Division in Wuhou District. Concerned with the brutal nature of the Chinese regime's persecution of Falun Gong, thirty-three family members and friends of Mr. Gu are urgently calling for Mr. Gu's release.

Mr. Gu, his wife and their son.

Mr. Gu's 11-year-old son wrote in his homework book: "Daddy, I miss you..."

Below is an open letter from the thirty-three family members and friends:

We, the undersigned, are family members and friends of citizen Gu Huaibing from Pi County, Chengdu City. In early morning of July 22, 2009, we learned that, Huaibing was arrested at work the night before, by officers from the Tiaosanta Police Station. His 11-year-old son was with him and was taken to the police station at the same time. At approximately 3:00 a.m. on July 23, 2009, his son was picked up by Huaibing's brother-in-law at the Tiaosanta Police Station. However, Huaibing was not released. Later the family received a "Notification of Detention" and learned that Huaibing had been placed in criminal detention and was held at the Chengdu City Detention Center.

We were sad and worried. We were compelled to hire legal counsel for Huaibing. The attorneys told us that Huaibing was wronged. He was charged with "Notification of Detention," and accused of "using an evil cult to undermine law enforcement." However, according to the attorneys, such a charge against Huaibing, who is a Falun Gong practitioner, is erroneous. The attorneys told us that under the current Chinese laws, there is not a single article that defines Falun Gong as a cult. Falun Gong practitioners' behavior poses no harm to society, nor do they undermine law enforcement. Huaibing is innocent and should be freed immediately!

The attorneys wanted to meet with Huaibing. This is an attorney-client privilege stipulated by the law. We were excited and looked forward to the news that the attorneys would bring us from their meeting with Huaibing. However, the only news we got was that the chief of the Domestic Security Division did not permit the attorneys to meet with Huaibing.

Why were the attorneys not permitted to see Huaibing? We are concerned about Huaibing's well being. What has happened to him during the time he has been held in detention? We are worried and we are scared, because we know some Falun Gong practitioners in our area who have been detained in the police stations and detention centers. They have suffered horrible abuses such as brutal beatings, electric shock and other unimaginable torture. We are really worried.

The attorneys also told us that it is unlawful for the chief of the Domestic Security Division to refuse the meeting between Gu Huaibing and his attorney. They have filed complaints.

Huaibing's son will go to middle school this year, his wife is a homemaker, and his elderly father is deaf and needs Huaibing's care. The whole family relies on Huaibing and his income.

Huaibing conducts himself according to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance. He works hard without complaint, is always willing to help others and is kind to people around him. Huaibing is an extraordinarily good man!

Since July 22, 2009, his 11-year-old son has constantly cried, "I miss my daddy. I want to play with my daddy."

We ask that the Domestic Security Division in Wuhou District and the Tiaosanta Police Station release Mr. Gu Huaibing immediately!

We hope that people lend us a helping hand. Help to uphold the justice and conscience of society by paying attention to Mr Gu's situation. Please help Mr. Gu Huaibing and his family!


Father: Gu Yonggui
Wife: Yang Qin
Son: Gu Zhiyong
Aunts: Gu Xiufang, Gu Xiuqing, Yang Yunfang
Uncles: Yang Guangyun, Feng Kaiyuan, Ye Xingyuan
In-laws: Yang Yunjin, Zhang Yuanru
Siblings and Friends: Yang Changxiu, Yang Changhua, Yang Changyi, Yang Bo, Ye Yongxiang, Feng Mingjian, Yang Juan, Ye Yongqun, Mao Guisheng, Mao Min, Yang Jiong, Yang Shengnan, Yang Jingyi, Zeng Yuying, Goa Chunxiu, Yang Jing, Wang Liucheng, Ying Hongfu, Lei Yijian, Zhang Yuanzhen, Chen Kaishu, Zhang Yuanpeng