Name: Shi Xiuyan (石秀艳)
Gender: Female
Age: 56
Address: Residential housing for Fengrun District Traffic Management Bureau, Fengrun District, Tangshan City
Occupation: Retired employee of Fengrun District Traffic Management Bureau
Date of Most Recent Arrest: July 6, 2009
Most recent place of detention: Kaiping Forced Labor Camp (开平劳教所)
City: Tangshan City
Province: Hebei
Abuse suffered: Forced Labor

( (Clearwisdom correspondent reporting from Hebei province) Shi Xiuyan suffered severe heart disease and rheumatism before practicing Falun Gong. Medical treatment failed to cure her, and she was unable to perform even simple housework. She could not write with her right hand, and could only write slowly with her left hand. Frustrated from her diseases, she became very short-tempered.

In the winter of 1996, she started practicing Falun Gong. As she studied the Fa and practiced the exercises, her diseases were cured and she became very happy. She could do housework and would always think of others first. All of her family and colleagues were quite happy to see the changes in her. People from her work unit--the Traffic Management Bureau--and the family's residential building all knew that she had become a kind person because she practiced Falun Gong.

After the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started persecuting Falun Gong in 1999, Shi Xiuyan was frequently harassed by CCP officials. Personnel from the County Political and Legislation Committee, 610 Office, and the Traffic Management Bureau all attempted to arrest her, but were stopped by her husband. Her husband told the people who came to arrest her, "In the past, Shi Xiuyan suffered all kinds of diseases, and I had to take care of her. Now she has become healthy after practicing Falun Gong. I no longer need to take care of her. On the contrary, she can take care of me. She can knit and take care of housework. If you arrest her, my son and I will go to Tiananmen." After hearing this, the officials left silently.

At around 9 a.m. on July 6, 2009, Shi Xiuyan was posting messages regarding the persecution of Falun Gong near a bank in the west part of Fengrun city, when she was suddenly abducted by plainclothes policemen. Li Chunyuan, vice director of the Fengrun Public Security Bureau led six or seven policemen and ransacked her home. They confiscated her printer, computer, Dafa books and other personal belongings. She was detained at the Fengrun Detention Center and subsequently given a two-year sentence in a forced labor camp. On August 4, 2009, she was secretly taken to the Tangshan Kaiping Labor Camp.

People involved in her arrest include:

Li Chunyuan, vice director of the Fengrun Public Security Bureau: 86-315-2534658 (Office), 86-315-5188068 (Home), 86-13832987098 (Cell)
Tangshan Fengrun Detention Center: 86-315-5132475, 86-315-5122081
Dianchun, director, Tangshan Fengrun Detention Center: 86-13832985269 (Cell)
Wu Yuliang, vice director: 86-13803313070 (Cell)

August 21, 2009