Name: Lei Zhiyong (雷志勇)
Gender: Male
Age: 40s
Address: Lanshan County, Yongzhou City, Hunan Province
Occupation: Teacher

Date of Most Recent Arrest: November 25, 2011
Most Recent Place of Detention:
City: Yongzhou
Persecution Suffered:
Detention, illegal sentencing, and fired from workplace

( At about 7 a.m. on November 25, 2011, four plainclothes policemen drove a van to the rice store Mr. Lei Zhiyong owns in Lanshan County, Yongzhou City, Hunan Province. They took Mr. Lei into custody as he was about to deliver rice to his customers.

It has been verified that the arrest order was issued by the Lanshan Politics and Law Committee, the Lanshan 610 Office, the Lanshan Education Bureau and the Lanshan Police Department. Mr. Lei was taken to Yongzhou on the morning of November 25, 2011.

Mr. Lei is a former biology teacher at the Lanshan First High School. He was well liked by his students because he cared for them. After the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) launched the persecution of Falun Gong, the CCP personnel from the Lanshan Education Bureau followed the directive to “cut them [practitioners] off financially, ruin their reputations, and destroy them physically.” As a result, Mr. Lei lost his job. He was sentenced to six years in prison in June 2002. After being released at the end of 2008, he made a living selling rice.

Recently, the Lanshan CCP personnel plotted to arrest Falun Gong practitioners in order to fish for political capital.

Relevant personnel:
Tan Lihong, deputy Party secretary of Lanshan County Committee: +86-13974648333 (Cell)
Jiang Yunqi and Hu Huowang from the Lanshan Grain Bureau