(Clearwisdom.net) (Correspondent reporting from Shanxi Province) Mr. Lu Yaoxue, 65 years old, is from Zhonghe Village, Xiangling Town, Xiangfen County, Shanxi Province. In July of 2007 he was sentenced to 8 years in prison for distributing information about Falun Gong. He is detained in Qi County Prison, Shanxi Province. Lu Yaoxue became dangerously ill due to the abuse he has suffered. However, the prison authorities refuse to release him.

Since Lu Yaoxue's incarceration, his health has declined alarmingly. On August 3, 2009, he was diagnosed with high blood pressure associated with cerebral infarction. The prison demanded Lu's family pay the medical costs. Lu's family visited him at Qi County Prison after hearing that news, and noticed that Lu walked with assistance from others because his one leg and one arm had gone numb.

Lu's family requested his release, but the prison did not approve the request. Later, they took Lu Yaoxue to Taiyuan 109 Hospital, where he was diagnosed with cerebral hemorrhage. At the 109 Hospital, nobody took care of him. For two days he was given no food or water. His family requested many times that he be released so they could take care of him. But the prison disciplinary officer said, "Let him die. There are many dead [meaning one more death is inconsequential]." In less than 20 days after Lu was examined, his condition grew drastically worse.

Now, when Lu's family goes to the prison to see him, the prison tries to keep them from seeing him. And, whenever they do visit, the prison extorts medical expenses from them.

Currently the only known prison officers and phone numbers are:
Wei Diandong: 15303545881
Zhu: 15303545882.