(Clearwisdom.net) Ms. Liu Kaimei, born in 1966, was a construction engineer at Nanjing City Gulou District Education Bureau. Her husband, Mr. Zhang Xuefeng, was born in 1965 and was formerly an official at the Department of Civil Engineering at Nanjing University of Technology. They live in Wushuo Village, Jianning Road, Xiaguan District in Nanjing. They have been arrested many times and were fired from their jobs because they practice Falun Gong.

Ms. Liu was arrested in June 2000, and was then sentenced to seven years in Nantong Women's Prison by the Xiaguan District Court in August 2002. Mr. Zhang was sentenced to eight and a half years in prison by the same court. He was repeatedly put in solitary confinement for long periods of time, and was denied visitation.

After Ms. Liu was released in 2006, Cheng Dongxiao and agents from the Xiaguan District 610 Office frequently harassed her. Her employer was threatened, and terminated her contract. On July 2, 2008, agents from the Xiaguan 610 Office took Ms. Liu to the Gulou District Brainwashing Center.

During Mr. Zhang's imprisonment, the police ransacked his parents' home. His mother, Ms. Chen Jinhua, was taken to a detention center and then transferred to a brainwashing center. She was released only after her health deteriorated and she was in critical situation. Mr. Zhang's father, Mr. Zhang Ruijiang, was detained at the Nanjing Brainwashing Center for several months. Mr. Zhang Xuefang's young son was not allowed to visit his father and has been traumatized by the event. He becomes very nervous whenever he hears the phone ring or someone knocks at the door.

Ms. Liu and Mr. Zhang were last arrested at home on May 16, 2011. Mr. Zhang was held at the Xiaguan District Detention Center, and was later sentenced to eighteen months in Fangqiang Forced Labor Camp. Ms. Liu was taken to Nanjing Detention Center, and was later sentenced to one year in Judong Women's Forced Labor Camp in Jiangsu Province. Officials at the camp refused to admit Ms. Liu five times due to her poor health. However, the authorities still did not release her to seek medical treatment. Ms. Liu held a hunger strike, and later suffered a cardiac arrest.

The authorities later forced officials at the labor camp to admit Ms. Liu. When Ms. Liu's family hired a lawyer from Beijing to appeal to the court for her release, officials from the Nanjing 610 Office had officials from the Jiangsu Province 610 Office exert pressure on the Beijing Judicial Bureau. The lawyer was then forced to stop working on the case.

Mr. Zhang's parents tried to appeal themselves and went to visit Ms. Liu at the labor camp on September 11, 2011, to get her to sign the appeal documents. However, they were not allowed to visit her. Mr. Zhang's parents have now hired another lawyer to continue the appeals case.

Those involved in the persecution:

Huang Yaling, director of Nanjing City 610 Office and deputy director of Nanjing Police Department: +86-25-84420178
Zhou Yadong, deputy director of Nanjing City 610 Office: +86-13591843028 (Cell)
Cheng Xiaodong, director of Xiaguan District 610 Office: +86-13245875966 (Cell), +86-13815866819, +86-25-58591551
Fan Jiegang, Xiaguan District 610 Office: +86-15951831812 (Cell)
Du Hongcheng, Xiaguan District 610 Office: +86-15996258175 (Cell)

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