Name: Xu Faling (徐法领/徐发领)
Gender: Male
Age: 40
Address: Xinxiang City, Henan Province
Occupation: Doctor
Date of Most Recent Arrest: August 24, 2010
Most Recent Place of Detention: Xinxiang City Detention Center (新乡市看守所)
City: Xinxiang
Province: Henan
Persecution Suffered: Illegal arrest, home ransacked, detention, forced labor twice

( Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Xu Faling has been illegally detained for more than five months. His family has been forbidden to visit him. The police notified his family on January 5, 2011 that Hongqi District Court officials will put Mr. Xu on trial. He has previously been subjected to forced labor twice, with the term being three years in total.

On August 24, 2010, Mr. Xu Faling was followed and arrested because he talked to people about Falun Gong on a bus going from Xinxiang to Yuanyang. Fan Jianfeng, head of the Xinxiang City Police Department's Investigation Team, along with Qian Lin from the Muye Police Station and others ransacked his residence, and then proceeded to arrest his wife, Ms. Ye Huiming, who worked at the Xinxiang Judiciary School. The police unsuccessfully attempted to send her to the Shibalihe Women's Forced Labor Camp in Zhengzhou City; however Ms. Ye resisted. A doctor who gave her a physical examination was unable to test her blood and produce a report; therefore, the labor camp officials refused to admit her. Ms. Ye was released that same day.

Mr. Xu graduated from the Department of Clinical Medicine at Henan Medical University in 1994, and has been a doctor of the Second Affiliated Hospital of the Medical College. He started practicing Falun Gong in 1996. His rheumatoid arthritis and bipolar disorder disappeared after beginning the practice. He has conducted himself according to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, and strived to be a better person who thinks of others first in all things and under all circumstances. His merits resulted in a moving story about his former wife and himself.

Mr. Xu got to know a blind young woman in 1997 who was confined to wheelchair. She suffered from neuromyelitis optica, NMO. Her parents took her everywhere, seeking medical treatment all over China, but to no avail. Her condition worsened and she became paralyzed and blind. Despondent over her condition she attempted several times to end her life. Later, she was introduced to Falun Gong. Her family brought her in her wheelchair to a practice site to learn the exercises. Mr. Xu encouraged the young woman to strengthen her righteous thoughts, not focus on her illnesses but to genuinely cultivate in Dafa. He often studied the Fa and exchanged understandings with her, and took care of her. The young woman's condition became better and better, and she was able to stand and walk with help. They eventually got married. A year and a half later, they had a child, a healthy girl. It was incredible for someone with such a debilitating illness which in a doctor's eyes is equivalent to having been sentenced to death, to experience this remarkable recovery.

Since the onset of the Chinese Communist regime's brutal persecution of Falun Gong in July 1999, Mr. Xu has frequently been subjected to persecution. He was subjected to forced labor twice, in 2003 and 2006, respectively. The term was three years in total. He was fired from his position as a doctor. He was demoted and the hospital forced him to work in the laundry room. Unfortunately, his wife became frightened and did not dare to practice Falun Gong anymore due to her fear of the wicked CCP. Pressured by the Party, she divorced her husband, her illnesses relapsed and she died on March 21, 2001, survived by her husband and their two-year-old daughter.

Fan Jianfeng, Xinxiang City Police Department's Investigation Team head: 86-373-3539152, 86-13781967777
Qian Lin, Xinxiang City Muye Police Station: 86- 13569827812
Zhang Dongfeng, Xinxiang City's Hongqi District Court, Criminal Court chief judge: 86-13703734585