Chengdu Teacher in Critical Condition after Nearly 30 Days of Hunger Strike Protesting Unfair Arrest

Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Liu Hui is a former teacher from the Jinqin Road Elementary School. Ms. Liu went missing in mid-December 2011. After inquiring for information through many avenues, in January 2012, her family learned that Ms. Liu had been arrested at home on December 14th, 2011. Officers from the Fuqin Police Station and the Fuqin Sub-district Office participated in the arrest. However, the Fuqin Police Station and the Jinniu District Domestic Security Division shirked all responsibility. To this day, Ms. Liu's family has received no notification, nor has anyone assumed responsibility for Ms. Liu's arrest.

It has been confirmed that Ms. Liu started a hunger strike on the second day of her arrest. Nearly 30 days have passed and she is in critical condition. Her family requested to visit her, but the Fuqin Sub-district Office denied their request and threatened them.

Since the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started the suppression of Falun Gong in 1999, Ms. Liu, 40, has been repeatedly detained, sentenced to forced labour, and imprisoned. In 2006, after finishing four years of imprisonment, Ms. Liu was transferred to the Xinjin Brainwashing Centre and held for more than three years. She was subjected to torture, which led to kidney failure, internal organ disorders, and she was close to death several times. Her physical and mental health were greatly harmed as a result of the persecution.

After Ms. Liu was released from the brainwashing centre in December 2009, the local authorities refused to process her residential registration, nor did they issue her an identification card. Because of this, Ms. Liu cannot work and has no source of income.

In 2011, Ms. Liu made an appeal to the Jinniu District Education Committee and her school to recover her job and salary. However, her request was rejected. The Jinniu District Education Committee claimed that it was an order from the 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong) and she could get her job back only if the 610 Office approved.

Now Ms. Liu has been arrested again and her situation is uncertain. Her family is worried and hopes to get some help to rescue Ms. Liu.

The Jinniu District 610 Office has persecuted several practitioners to death, including Ms. Xu Zhilian, an excellent teacher from the Fuqin Elementary School and a classmate of Ms. Liu Hui's; Ms. Zhao Zhongling, an employee of Jinjiang Electric Machinery Factory; and Ms. Wang Mingrong, former head nurse of Ankang Hospital.

Personnel and work units involved in the persecution of Ms. Liu Hui:
Fuqin Sub-district Office: +86-28-87702031
Fuqin Police Station: +86-28-87784291
Li Yong, deputy head of the Jinniu District 610 Office: +86-28-87705681 (Office), +86-13668292609 (Mobile), +86-28-87526973 (Home)
Zhang Hongtao, deputy head of the Jinniu District 610 Office: +86-28-87705680 (Office), +86-13980782322 (Mobile), +86-28-87529913 (Home)
Wu Shiquan, head of the Jinniu District Political and Judiciary Committee: +86-28-87705983 (Office), +86-13980538333 (Mobile), +86-28-87510717 (Home)

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