Name: Wang Youjiang (王有江)
Gender: Male
Age: 43
Address: Lanzhou City, Gansu Province
Occupation: Former Major of Lanzhou Military Region's Communication Division
Date of Most Recent Arrest: July 30, 2012
Most Recent Place of Detention: Lanzhou City Second Detention Center (兰州第二看守所)
Persecution Suffered: S
leep deprivation, forced labor, brainwashing, illegal sentencing, beatings, imprisonment, solitary confinement, torture, interrogation, detention, denial of restroom use

( Practitioner Mr. Wang Youjiang, former major of the Lanzhou Military Region's Communication Division, was illegally imprisoned for ten years. Within two years of his release and return to his hometown, he was harassed and threatened by the authorities from Yongdeng County Chinese Communist Party (CCP)'s Political and Legal Committee and the 610 Office. He was arrested again on July 30, 2012. On August 16, his family received notification that he had been taken to Lanzhou City Second Detention Center, and he was charged by the Lanzhou City's Chengguan Procuratorate with the crime of “using a cult organization to undermine law enforcement.”

Since the persecution of Falun Gong started on July 20, 1999, Mr. Wang has been arrested and detained multiple times. He had been detained in Xiguoyuan Detention Center in Lanzhou, in Xigusiergou Detention Center in Lanzhou, and in Lanzhou City Dashaping Prison before he was sentenced to a 10-year prison term on January 10, 2001. He was tortured, and was released on January 9, 2012.

Mr. Wang's hometown is Yongdeng County, Gansu Province. He was assigned to work at the central communication terminal of Lanzhou Military Region after obtaining his bachelor's degree from Zhangjiakou Communication College. Later he was transferred to the 27th Division of the Lanzhou Military Region. His excellent skills, diligence, and dependability earned him praise from his peers and superiors alike. He benefited a great deal after he started practicing Falun Gong in 1998.

When the CCP started the persecution and slandered Falun Gong, Mr. Wang went to Beijing on January 3, 2000, to speak out for Falun Gong. He was detained secretly for over two months by his military unit on the charge of violating political discipline. During his detention, the special case team attempted to coerce him to renounce Falun Gong. In late December 2000, he went to Beijing again and was intercepted at the Zhongwei Railroad Station in Ningxia and detained in the railroad waiting room for a day. Then he was transferred to the Taoshuping Detention Center in Lanzhou City, where he was detained for a week.

Mr. Wang's direct supervisor was subjected to tremendous pressure from higher level officers regarding Mr. Wang's practice of Falun Gong. Knowing the situation, Mr. Wang requested to transfer out of his current workplace. Before he could finish the necessary paperwork, he was once again arrested on January 6, 2001, by Lanzhou City Police Department's First Division.

On January 10, 2001, he was detained in Cell 4, Team 4, Xiguoyuan Detention Center in Lanzhou City. On July 3, 2001, the CCP-controlled Chengguan District Court sentenced him to a ten-year prison term at a secret trial. During his prison term, he was beaten by the guards and forced to do long hours of slave labor. He was deprived of sleep and locked up in solitary cell. In July when he was transferred to Xigusiergou Detention Center in Lanzhou City, he was unable to stand without help. In October he was taken to the Dashaping Labor Camp Hospital for emergency treatment. Because of the inhuman treatment and his hunger strike in protest of the mistreatment, he was extremely weak and his health deteriorated. He was once taken to the Lanzhou City Prison Hospital. Once his health improved a little, he was returned to the prison.

In May 2004, Mr. Wang suffered severe spinal deformation as a result of the torture. He was diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis. The blood circulation in his lower limbs was impeded. He suffered cervical stiffness. He could not move his head easily and lacked strength. He also experienced severe pain. Previously healthy and vigorous, Mr. Wang was on the verge of death. In August 2008, the prison authorities used the Olympic Games as an excuse to further persecute detained practitioners. Mr. Wang was twice locked up in solitary confinement, one time as long as 15 days. His family was once not allowed to visit for half a year.

On January 9, 2011, after suffering all kinds of inhuman treatment, Mr. Wang completed his prison term and returned home. Ten years of imprisonment had transformed him into a person who could not take care of himself.

Through practicing Falun Gong, Mr. Wang's health improved. However, the authorities never stopped harassing and persecuting him. The Yongdeng County Political and Legal Committee, the local 610 Office, the local police, and the neighborhood committee kept harassing and threatening him at home and made it impossible for him and his family to have a normal life. His family members, especially his 75-year-old parents, suffered constant harassment and mental tension.

On April 26, 2012, several officials from Lanzhou City Political and Legal Committee, the 610 Office, and Lanzhou City Prison broke into Mr. Wang's home. On July 30, 2012, he was arrested in Lanzhou City and is currently detained at Lanzhou City's 2nd Detention Center.

Personnel involved in persecuting Mr. Wang in Yongdeng County (area code: +86-931)

Wei Xuchang, secretary of the county CCP committee: +86-931-6423199, +86-13609313007
Yang Ping, county head and deputy secretary of the county CCP committee: +86-931-6432189
Zhang Yanxiang, Propaganda Division Head of the county CCP committee: +86-931-6428255, +86-13893218469
Wang Yubao, secretary of the county committee of politics and law enforcement, police chief: +86-931-6416782, +86-13919034888
He Jianjun, head of the Armed Forced Division: +86-931-6422545, +86-13819490688
Liu Xueqiang, head of the Organization Division: +86-931-6423066, +86-13919081119
Ma Liren, county CCP office director: +86-931-6423570, +86-13699375777
Zhang Fucang, deputy county head: +86-931-6423810, +86-13893307288
Zhao Chengshun, secretary of the Discipline Inspection Commission: +86-931-6423762, +86-13893122272

Lanzhou City's Chengguan District Court

Lai Xingping, chief presiding judge
Liu Baosen, judge
Court office: +86-931-2150162
Case registration office: +86-931-2150212
Criminal court: +86-931-2150184

Gansu Province High Court

Office: +86-931- 853 2114
Liang Mingyuan, chief justice
Nan Mingfa, deputy chief justice and deputy secretary of the court CCP committee

Lanzhou City's Chengguan District Procuratorate

Office: +86-931-8465078
Zhao Yinsheng, chief prosecutor

Lanzhou City Prison

Yang Wancheng, warden: +86-931-8369536 (office), +86-931-8366398 (home)
Shi Tianyou, deputy warden: +86-931-8373540 (office)
Liu Yuanzhen: +86-931-8369475 (office)
Luo Weixin: +86-931-8367615(office)
Yang Xinghua: +86-931-8367612(office)