Name: Li Dewei (李德伟)
Gender: Male
Age: 50
Address: Tishang Village, Rizhuang Town, Leixi City, Shandong Province
Occupation: Businessman
Date of Most Recent Arrest: February 8, 2012
Most Recent Place of Detention: Pingdu Detention Center (平度公安局看守所)
City: Pingdu
Province: Shandong
Persecution Suffered: Sleep deprivation, starvation, physical restraint, home ransacked, detention, beatings

( Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Li Dewei is from Tishang Village, Rizhuang Town, Leixi City, Shandong Province. After July 1999 when the CCP started persecuting Falun Gong, Mr. Li was arrested several times because he remained steadfast in his belief. He was recently arrested again.

Around 10 a.m., on February 8, 2012, when Mr. Li visited Ms. Gao Xuehua at Shandou Village, Zhugou Town in Pingdu City, he saw officers from Zhugou Police Station tearing down the New Year's couplet hanging on the gate of Ms. Gao's home. When he tried to clarify the truth to the officers and stop them, they arrested him.

At noon that same day, Yang Linbo, head of the Zhugou Police Station, and other officers returned to Ms. Gao's home, broke into her house while no one was at home, and confiscated personal property worth over 10,000 yuan.

On February 11, 2012, Yang Linbo and seven or eight officers raided Ms. Chang Yuemei's home. They tore down a poem she had hung up and took away her personal property, including a PC and a printer.

On February 10, 2012, Yang Linbo colluded with officer Wang Yun from the Rizhuang Town Police Station to raid Mr. Li Dewei's home. They forced village leader Li Dedong to take them to Li Dewei's home. Mr. Li Dewei tried to resist but was forced to get into the police car. While no one was at home, the police used the key they had taken from Mr. Li and opened the door. They searched the house and tore up anything related to Falun Gong.

Mr. Li is now in the Pingde City Detention Center. His wife went to the Pingdu Police Department to ask for his release but was turned away. She was not even allowed to visit her husband.

Recovery from hepatitis sclerosis of the liver after practicing Falun Gong

Mr. Li Dewei was diagnosed with late stage hepatitis and early stage sclerosis of the liver in 1994. He spent almost all the family's savings on medical treatments, but nothing cured him. He was in excruciating pain and could not sleep well or eat. He suffered both day and night.

In 1996 when Falun Gong was introduced to his village, his mother suggested he try practicing. As soon as he started to practice Falun Gong, he was miraculously cured.

Arrested several times because he practiced Falun Gong

Mr. Li was detained in the Laixi Detention Center three times because he distributed materials that talked about the beauty of Dafa and exposed the persecution. After the CCP started the persecution on July 20, 1999, he went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong. He was beaten and berated by local police and was deprived of sleep and food during his detention.

Around 8 p.m. on May 15, 2006, Li Shihua and other police officers from Laixi City broke into Li Dewei's home and tried to arrest him. He found an opportunity and escaped. Police chased him and even shot at him.

Related personnel and work units:
Wang Xinyu, head of Pingdu City 610 Office: +86-13708973862, +86-532-87007791
Dai Yugang, deputy head: +86-532-87309201
Jing Huiping, head of Pingdu Police Department: +86-13305320626
Hou Jiarui, deputy head: +86-13806395105, +86-532-80818678, +86-532-87367131
Zhugou Police Station: +86-532-88321016
Yang Linbo, head of Zhugou Police Station: +86-13964280899
(For more perpetrators' information, please refer to the original Chinese article)