Chongqing Falun Dafa Practitioners Arrested, Sentenced to Prison for Printing Informational Materials

Mr. Deng Liang, 33 years old, is from Daping district, Chongqing city. He began the practice of Falun Dafa in 1997 during his study at Sichuan Foreign Language School. He later worked as a train attendant at Southwestern Air Company. His diligence and kindness at work won him respect from his supervisors and colleagues. He also received the award of "Top 10 Best Trained Attendants."

When the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) began the persecution of Falun Gong in 1999, Mr. Deng persisted in practising Falun Dafa. He was able to break through the internet blockade and print Teacher's [Teacher Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa] lectures in the US and Canada, as well as other articles from Minghui net (Chinese version of to give to fellow practitioners in Chongqing. He also created and distributed large quantities of materials exposing the persecution.

On July 19th, 2004, Wu Tao, Director of the Fourth Branch of the National Security Bureau and others arrested Deng, two other Sichuan Foreign Language School students Wang Geng and Ren Chong, and four practitioners from Shiqiaopu. They also confiscated Dafa materials, computers and mobile phones. Wu Tao once disguised himself and went to Deng Liang's dorm pretending to look for a room to rent, when in fact he was trying to get information from and monitor Mr. Deng.

During the first 24 hours, the police deprived them of sleep and did not provide them any food. In addition, they were not allowed to use the toilet, but were forced to sit still on tiny stools. The police also tried to force them to give up Falun Dafa. They were threatened and tricked into exposing the location of other practitioners in Chongqing, and to contact overseas practitioners who are on a "black list". To help the other two classmates and fellow practitioners escape, Deng took responsibility for making and distributing all the Dafa materials. However, he did not cooperate with the police in other areas.

A fabricated crime of "Destruction of the Country's Execution of the Law" was used to sentence Deng Liang and Wang Jinfei to seven years in prison; Hong Dongqiang, four years; Chen Chunyan, three-and-a-half years; and Tang Binyan, 3 years in prison.

In Yongchuan Prison, Deng Liang was detained in the "Strict Management" team in the seventh branch of the fourth district. He was strictly monitored by three inmates 24 hours a day, even when using the restroom. He was forced to embroider bead decorations on women's clothing 14 hours every day. Due to the persecution, Deng now suffers vision problems and almost went blind. He is also very thin.

The section where Deng Liang is detained: 86-23-49306190
Yongchuan Prison: 86-23-49890532, 86-23-49890529
Education Department of Yongchuan Prison: 86-23-49890513
Chongqing City Prison: 86-23-67086300

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