(Clearwisdom.net) Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Liang Weisheng from the Shunyi District, Beijing was sentenced to five years in prison by the Shunyi District Court on December 20, 2011.

Mr. Liang, 65, lives in the Cangshang Residential Area in the Shunyi District. He was a teacher and later became the office head of the Shunyi Science and Technology Commission. He suffered from many illnesses, including stomach disease, neck vertebrae disease, and dermatitis. The dermatitis on his legs was the most troublesome. He received medical treatment for many years, but to no avail. His two legs were so itchy that it was hard to endure, he couldn't even fall asleep at night. He started practicing Falun Gong in 1998 and it brought him tremendous changes in his life. Several days after he started practicing Falun Gong, the dermatitis on his legs formed a hard skin. The dermatitis disappeared when the hard skin fell off soon after. His stomach and neck vertebrae diseases also disappeared. He became abstinent from the years of alcohol and cigarette addiction, which was unimaginable.

Around 8:00 p.m. on April 26, 2011, Mr. Liang's downstairs neighbor deceived him into opening his door by claiming to have come to borrow some tools. As soon as the door was opened, about 20 people from the Shunyi District Domestic Security Division and the Renhe Police Station, rushed in and arrested Mr. Liang and his wife. They ransacked Mr. Liang's home until dawn, and took his computer, printer, Falun Gong books and informational materials and other personal belongings.

On the morning of April 27, Mr. Liang was taken to the Nihe Detention Center, and then transferred to the No. 7 Section of the Beijing Police Department, and finally transferred back to the Nihe Detention Center. On June 3, 2011, the Procuratorate approved his arrest. On December 20, 2011, the Shunyi District Court tried him. Mr. Liang told the court, “We shall have right of belief. Practicing Falun Gong is not a crime. Becoming a good person according to Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is not a crime. The evidence shown in court has no legal basis.”

The Shunyi District Court followed the 610 Office's order and sentenced Mr. Wu to five years in prison.

Parties responsible for the persecution of Mr. Liang:
Shunyi District Domestic Security Division: +86-10-69424957
Renhe Police Station: +86-10-69423472
Shunyi District Detention Center: +86-10-69404075, +86-10-69401575

Please refer to the original Chinese article for more people and offices involved in the persecution.

Earlier report:

Mr. Liang Weisheng from Beijing Faces Illegal Sentencing (http://www.clearwisdom.net/html/articles/2011/9/30/128418.html)