Name: Bai Fengzhong (白凤忠)
Gender: Male
Age: Unknown
Address: Guanshan Town, Pingding County, Yangquan City, Shanxi Province
Occupation: Unknown
Date of Most Recent Arrest: November 26, 2011
Most Recent Place of Detention: Pingding Detention Center (平定看守所)
City: Pingding
Province: Shanxi
Persecution Suffered: Electric shocks, forced labor, brainwashing, illegal sentencing, beatings, torture, interrogation, detention, home ransacked.

( Mr. Bai Fengzhong, a Falun Gong practitioner from Pingding County, Yangquan City, Shanxi Province, was arrested on November 26, 2011 by agents from the 610 Office and police officers. He was detained in a detention center and is facing an illegal sentence.

Mr. Bai started practicing Falun Gong in 1997 and has been living in accordance with the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. He previously suffered from high blood pressure, which disappeared after he started practicing Falun Gong. His temper also improved, he regained his health, and his family has become harmonious.

After the Chinese Communist Party initiated the persecution of Falun Gong, Mr. Bai was often subjected to harassment, detention, and sentencing. In the spring of 2001, officers from the Pingding County 610 Office illegally arrested a large number of practitioners and detained them at the Nanao Township Brainwashing Center in Pingding County, where Mr. Bai had been detained for fifteen days. Several months later, he was arrested again and detained at the Xindian Forced Labor Camp in Taiyuan City.

Thousands of practitioners have been tortured at this labor camp since the persecution began in 1999, and many were tortured to death. Electric batons are used to shock practitioners, and practitioners are beaten, force-fed, and forced to stand at attention for 24 consecutive hours. Mr. Bai was detained at the camp for two years.

In 2004, one year after he returned home, Mr. Bai Fengzhong was illegally arrested again. Personnel from the Pingding County Court sentenced him to four years in prison and detained him at the Qi County Prison. He was released in September 2008.

Deputy head Zhang from the Pingding Police Department, along with Jia Jianjun, Feng Xing, and six or seven other officers from the Guanshan Township Police Station, broke into Mr. Bai’s home on November 26, 2011 and confiscated a large number of Falun Gong books and personal belongings.

Mr. Bai was taken to the Pinding County Police Department and detained at the Pingding County Detention Center.

That same day, personnel from the 610 Office and police department also illegally arrested three other practitioners, Zhu Guiling, Bai Jianping, and Wang Xuzhou. These practitioners are currently being detained at the Pingding County Detention Center and the Yangquan City Detention Center, and are facing illegal trials.