Name: Zhao Shoujin(趙守金)
Age: Unknown
Address: Shibajiazhi Village, Changtu County, Liaoning Proince
Occupation: Deputy Village Chief

Date of Most Recent Arrest: November, 30, 2008
Most Recent Place of Detention: Kaiyuan City Mental Hospital
City: Kaiyuan
Province: Liaoning
Persecution Suffered: Extortion, Imprisonment
Key Persecutors: Guo Xiaofeng, Shang Yu Feng, Liu Jianxin

( (Correspondent from Liaoning Province) Mr. Zhao Shoujin, a practitioner from Changtu County, Liaoning Province, was the deputy chief of Shibajiazhi Village, Changtu County, and a well respected party cadre. He was illegally sentenced to three years in prison and taken to the Kaiyuan City Mental Hospital, where he was tortured. The CCP Court also sentenced his wife, Ms. Sui Shufan, but delayed her imprisonment.

On the morning of July 23, 2009, under the direct manipulation of the County Political and Judiciary Committee and the 610 Office, the Changtu County Courthouse convened the trial for Mr. Zhao Shoujin and his wife. At the time the couple had been confined in prison for seven or eight months. They were also denied representation by a lawyer.

On August 15, 2007, Guo Xiaofeng and Shang Yu Feng of the County Security Office and about seven officers searched the Zhaos' house and confiscated many of their belongings.

On August 17, 2007, Liu Jianxin of the Security Office and other officers harassed Mr. Zhao at his home and tried to extort 20,000 yuan from him. They later reduced the extortion amount to 10,000 yuan. Unable to bear the constant police harassment any longer, Mr. Zhao and his wife left home and wandered about for over a year.

On November 30, 2008, Liu Jianxin of the Security Office found the couple in their rented home in Benxi City and took them away. Ms. Sui was taken to a detention center for over eight months while Mr. Zhao was taken to the Kaiyuan City Mental Hospital.

Mr. Zhao refused to cooperate during the trial and protested his illegal arrest. He was verbally abused and beaten by the officers in the security office and the court. The abuse in the mental hospital resulted in the deterioration of his health: he appeared to be unfocused, his gaze was blank, and one arm and one leg trembled uncontrollably. The Kiayuan City Mental Hospital charged him 3000 to 4000 yuan every month for his involuntary stay.

Liu Jianxin, the security office captain, and his officers made false charges against Mr. Zhao and Ms. Sui and got arrest warrants from the Procuratorate to prosecute them. On January 7, 2009, the County Procuratorate returned the documents against the couple to the County Security Bureau and the National Security Office.

When the National Security Office was investigating Mr. Zhao and his wife during their detention, neighbors and friends testified that the couple were both very nice. The villagers collected signatures to appeal to the court for their unconditional release.

Officers from the Changtu County Public Security Office and Liu Jianxin, Guo Xiaofeng, and Shang Yu Feng from the National Security Office continued to fabricate false documents against Mr. Zhao. The Changtu County Court Prosecutor's Office collaborated with the officers to frame Mr. Zhao and charged his wife with the crime of conspiracy. The Changtu County Political and Judicial Committee, along with the County 610 Office, interfered with the couple's case and ordered the court to deny their representation by a lawyer.

At present, Mr. Zhao Shoujin is still confined in the Kaiyuan City Mental Hospital enduring further abuse. Ms. Sui Shufan is to be released on August 16, 2009.

Mr. Zhao was a cheerful and healthy person after he began practicing Falun Dafa. He diligently followed the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and worked hard for the benefit of the village.

Principal participants in the persecution of Mr. Zhao:
Deputy Director of the Court Lian Ziliang: 86-410-5828585 (Home) 86-13904904085 (Cell)
Principal Presiding Judge of the Court Li Ming: 86-13700106611 (Cell) 86-410-58297 (Home)
Principal Court Organizer Pan Yi: 86-15241029936(Cell) 86-13081798558(Cell)
Director of County Public Security Wang Jun: 86-410-5822621(Home) 86-13904902181(Cell)
Officer with National Security Liu Jianxin: 86-1370010682286-15941021988(Cell)
Deputy Secretary of Political and Judicial Committee at 610 Office Yan Guijiun: 86-13941021098(Cell)
Director of the County Detention Center Zheng Jun: 86-13941072003 (Cell)86-410-5823851(Office)

Written on August 25, 2009