Practitioner Liu Yuanbo in Critical Condition at Huaihua City Brainwashing Centre, Hunan Province

Name: Li Yuanbo
Gender: Male
Age: 37
Address: Chenxi Coal Mine Residential Neighbourhood
Occupation: Owner of a repair shop
Date of Most Recent Arrest: November 3rd, 2010
Most Recent Place of Detention: Huaihua Brainwashing Centre
City: Huaihua
Province: Hunan
Persecution Suffered: Brainwashing, torture, detention

On November 3rd, Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Liu Yuanbo was arrested and put in Huaihua Brainwashing Centre. Mr. Liu went on a hunger strike to protest the persecution. After ten days, Mr. Liu's weight dropped from 67kg (150 pounds) to 40kg (88 pounds). He is now in critical condition.

Mr. Liu Yuanbo runs a repair shop. On the morning of November 3rd, Zhai Xiaoming led 610 Office [an agency specifically created to persecute Falun Gong] staff as well as Danshan Residential Committee members from Chenxi County, and broke into Mr. Liu Yuanbo's home in Chenxi Coal Mine Residential Neighbourhood. Only Mr. Liu's parents were at home. Mr. Liu and his wife had gone to visit his mother-in-law.

The perpetrators left two people to stand guard at Mr. Liu's home in case he returned. The other four went to the home of Mr. Liu's mother-in-law, and threatened to break the door down. Mr. Liu's mother-in-law had no choice but to open the door, and the officials then spotted Mr. Liu in the house. They pretended to be friendly, putting their hands on Mr. Liu's shoulder and inviting him to come with them. Seeing them pushing his shoulder and chest, Mr. Liu's mother-in-law asked, “Are you arresting him?” They lied to her, “No. We just need to ask him a few questions. He will be back soon.” Mr. Liu was then taken to the Danshan Residential Committee office.

There they told Mr. Liu to write and sign a guarantee statement to stop practising Falun Gong. They also brought Mr. Liu's ageing parents there, telling them, “Your son doesn't want to sign the guarantee statement. But everyone else has signed.” At 5:00 p.m., they took Mr. Liu to Huaihua Brainwashing Centre.

After more than ten days, Mr. Liu's family went to the brainwashing centre and asked for Mr. Liu to be released. Instead of releasing him, the officials threatened the family. On November 23rd, Mr. Liu's parents went to the brainwashing centre and saw that Mr. Liu had been tortured, and was in critical condition. They cried, heartbroken seeing him this way. They again requested Mr. Liu's release, but were denied.

Local organizations and individuals participating in the persecution:

Chenxi 610 Office
Main office number: 86-745-5229610
Director Zhai Xiaoming: 13787556333
Deputy Director Huang Mingqiang: 13337250610
Deputy Director Mi Baicang: 13319617366
Staff member Tang (male): 13974577110
Zeng Dejian, Chinese Communist Party Secretary, in charge of discipline inspection: 13034874849

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