Mr. Ma Zhenyu Detained for the Fifth Time
Name: Ma Zhenyu (马振宇)
Occupation: Engineer at the Nanjing Fourteenth Research Institute
Date of Most Recent Arrest: May 29, 2011
Most Recent Place of Detention: Xiaguan Detention Center (下关看守所)
Persecution Suffered: Imprisonment, torture, dismissal from workplace, home ransacked, interrogation, detention
(Clearwisdom.net) Mr. Ma Zhenyu was illegally arrested on May 29, 2011, and is being held at the Xiaguan Detention Center. This is the fifth time he has been arrested. He was previously imprisoned for seven years.
Mr. Ma Zhenyu was the chief designer for radar systems and a technical expert for the Nanjing Fourteenth Research Institute. He worked even harder without complaint after he started practicing Falun Gong. He was also a good father and husband.
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started the persecution of Falun Gong in July 1999. On July 20, 1999, Mr. Ma and four other practitioners were among the first to be arrested by the CCP in Nanjing. The police ransacked his home and confiscated all of his books, including technical materials. Mr. Ma was bailed out after two months of detention. He was later detained for several days around May 1, 2000.
Mr. Ma was arrested again in November 2000 and was sentenced to seven years in prison after being tortured and interrogated. His wife had to divorce him in order to protect their daughter from the CCP's persecution. He became homeless when he was released in November 2007. The authorities threatened his ex-wife not to remarry him and refused to grant him permanent residence in Nanjing for a long time. He was arrested again on April 30, 2009, and detained for six months.