Mr. Yu Ming's Forced Labor Term Extended
(Clearwisdom.net) Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Yu Ming lives in Shenyang City, Liaoning Province. For eight of the past nine years of persecution, he has suffered three terms of forced labor. His latest term should have ended on September 2, 2008, but he is still being detained.
According to a Clearwisdom report (http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2008/9/26/100949.html), Mr, Cui Dejun, a practitioner from Dalian City, Liaoning Province was tortured and injured by guards. He escaped while being treated at the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp Hospital. He and another practitioner went to Mr. Yu's home, and were both arrested again. The police also arrested Mr. Yu's wife, Ma Li, who was released after three days. The police think Mr. Yu helped Mr. Cui Dejun escape.
In November 2007, Mr. Yu Ming was transferred to the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp Hospital, after he had been on hunger strike for one year at the Beijing Tuanhe Forced Labor Camp. Right after Mr. Cui was arrested, Mr. Yu Ming was transferred by guards to another secret location and tortured with many different means, including being tied to a tiger bench.
Mr. Yu Ming previously ran a clothing factory, and had become very affluent. However, because he spent eight years in forced labor camps, the business lost money and he had to close it down. His family also lost their source of income. His wife has been living under police surveillance and works to support her 80 year-old mother-in-law and their ten year-old daughter (see http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2008/9/6/100421.html). Mr. Yu's family has been living in constant terror. We call upon people of justice throughout the world, along with lawyers and journalists of conscience, to please help to bring Mr. Yu's case to justice.