(Minghui.org) Mr. Liao Jianpu from Panzhihua City, Sichuan Province is being held in the Yunnan Province No. 1 Prison, and his life is in imminent danger. His family was informed on January 24, 2019, that he had suffered a stroke and has high blood pressure (reading 240 mmHG). His family has requested that he be released on medical bail, but were denied.

Mr. Liao, Mr. Song Nansu (70), Mr. Fu Wende (70), and Mr. Zhou Fuming (in his sixties) went to Huaping County to put up Falun Dafa informational posters on May 12, 2016. Huaping County Domestic Security officers then arrested Mr. Song and Mr. Fu on October 11, 2016, and Mr. Liao on October 12. The three practitioners were detained in the Huaping County Detention Center. Mr. Zhou was not detained because his wife had been bedridden for a long period of time.

The police department submitted the four practitioners’ case to the Huaping County Procuratorate on July 24, 2017, but the case was returned to the police on September 7, 2017, for lack of evidence. The case was resubmitted again on November 6, 2017, after the police fabricated items of evidence. The Huaping County Procuratorate transferred the case to the Yulong County Procuratorate on December 4, 2017, where charges were then brought against the practitioners in the Yulong County Court.

A trial was held by the Yulong County Court at 9:00 a.m. on March 22, 2018. The judges were He Ruiwei and He Fengsheng, and the clerk was Zhao Zerong. The practitioners, their family members, and their attorneys were the only people who were illegally searched before they were able to enter the courtroom.

The three practitioners were not allowed to read their statements or defend themselves during the trial since the judge repeatedly interrupted them. Mr. Liao was sentenced to four years of imprisonment, Mr. Song and Mr. Fu to three-and-a-half years, and Mr. Zhou to two years.

Mr. Liao, Mr. Fu, and Mr. Zhou were transferred to the Yunnan Province No. 1 Prison, and Mr. Song to the Yunnan Province No. 2 Prison on August 21, 2018.

While imprisoned, Mr. Liao had cerebral hemorrhaging on multiple occasions, but prison authorities refused to release him on medical bail.

Previous Arrests

Mr. Liao has been arrested, detained, and imprisoned many times for his belief in Falun Dafa. He was first arrested by the Panzhihua City and East District Domestic Security Division on December 7, 2000, and later sentenced to eight years in Deyang Prison in Sichuan Province by the East District Count on January 15, 2002. There, he was severely tortured.

After being released, he went to find work in Chengdu City. He was then arrested two days after starting work, and taken to the Chengdu City Detention Center. He was later sentenced to two-and-a-half years of imprisonment by the Wuhou District Court on August 26, 2011.

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