Summary of Key Persecution Facts:

Name: Liu Wei(刘伟)
Gender: Male
Age: 53
Address: Hanzhong City, Shanxi Province, China
Occupation: Former worker at Hanzhong Grain & Oil Machinery Factory
Date of Most Recent Arrest: January 27, 2013
Most Recent Place of Detention: Nanzheng County Detention Center(南郑县看守所)
Detention City:
Detention Province:
Persecution Suffered:
forced labor, brainwashing, illegal sentencing, imprisonment, torture, home ransacked, detention

( On January 27, 2013, Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Liu Wei from Hanzhong City, Shanxi Province was arrested by police. He is now facing illegal trial.

While Mr. Liu Wei was delivering truth-clarifying materials and copies of Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party in Huangguan Town, Nanzheng County, someone reported him. He was subsequently arrested by the police from Huangguan Police Station. The police twisted Mr. Liu Wei's arms behind his back and took him to the Nanzheng County Detention Center.

The next day, Mr. Liu's family went to the police station to ask for his immediate release. The police told the family that it was an administrative detention and he would be held for 15 days. They were told to pick up Mr. Liu Wei on the second day of the lunar calendar. The police from the Nanzheng County Detention Center, together with Hantai District Domestic Security Division, ransacked Mr. Liu Wei's house shortly after that.

Mr. Liu has been imprisoned for over a month and the police still have not released him. The police also won't allow his family to visit him and said, "Liu Wei's case is now considered to be a criminal case by the 610 Office. He will be sent to trial."

Liu Wei, 53 years old, used to work at the Hanzhong Grain & Oil Machinery Factory. In September, 2009 during the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) 60th anniversary celebrations, Ma Ping'an, the head of Hantai District Domestic Security Division, led officer Li Youzhi and other police to break into Mr. Liu's office. After ransacking his office, they arrested Liu Wei and took him to the Hantai District Detention Center. He was then sent to Shanxi Baojiguo Forced Labor Camp for two years. In the forced labor camp, Mr. Liu Wei was forced to renounce the practice of Falun Gong and endured many kinds of torture.

Nanzheng County is located in the southern part of Hanzhong is bordered by Sichuan Province. It is a mountainous region known as "The Red Traffic Line." The people there have been lied to by CCP radio broadcasts and television programs for many years, so they barely know the truth about Falun Gong. Mr. Liu Wei went there to deliver truthful information and, for this, he was arrested and maltreated.