The Persecution of Falun Dafa Practitioners in Jining City, Shandong Province
[Dongping County, Jining City, Shandong Province]
Upon going to Beijing to safeguard and validate Falun Dafa in March 2000, Song Yanhong was detained by the county government for two weeks. He was then placed in re-education class by the town government. Because he said something to protect Dafa, he was sent to the county government and held in custody there for another 15 days. He was later detained by the town government again and was released after being illegally charged 1000 Yuan [about $120, average monthly wage in rural area of China is about $22] and 10 Yuan per day for food. After his release, because he continued to spread Dafa, he was sent to the county government once again and put in detention there for another half month. During this period, he went on a hunger strike for four days and was beaten and forced to eat. Later, he was detained once again by the town government. Because he persisted in practicing the exercises there, he was beaten three times a day. After being held in custody for 100 days and forced to pay over 3000 Yuan, he was released for three days and then arrested again and sent to a labor camp.
In January 2000, Zhang Lei (Pseudonym) went to appeal in Beijing. After returning from Beijing he was placed under arrest by the county government for 15 days. He was later detained at the town police station, where he was beaten so badly that he was unable to eat normally. Twenty days after his release, he was sent to re-education class by the town government for 50 days and was released upon paying a 2550 Yuan fine. After being detained again for another one and half months for spreading Dafa, he was fined 2000 Yuan. During the national holidays in October, he was held in custody for 35 days and fined another 700 Yuan for no reason.
After going to Beijing to appeal in March 2000,Wang Ying (Pseudonym) was detained for 15 days. She was then sent to a re-education class for 28 days and fined more than one thousand Yuan. In May, she was arrested and held in custody for 15 days for telling people the truth, and was not released until she paid over 2000 Yuan in fines.
Wang Lihe (Pseudonym) went to Beijing to appeal for justice in January 2000. As a result, she was held in custody for one and half months and severely beaten many times. After being sent home for 20 days, she was detained again for 40 days. She was again held by the county government for telling people the truth, and was beaten three times a day there until she escaped 20 days later. The town government then held one of her family members as a hostage. She was not released until they paid a 3000-Yuan ransom.
In March 2000, Zhang Cuiping (Pseudonym) went to Beijing to clarify the truth about Dafa and was detained for about two months and fined more than 1000 Yuan. Later, she was detained again for more than a month for spreading Dafa. In addition, she was beaten three times a day for practicing the exercises, then forced to pay a 2000 Yuan fine. During the national holidays in October, she was held for 9 days for no reason.
Su Qingying, 44 years old, the spouse of an employee in Ruixing Corporation, Dongping County, went to appeal to the government for Falun Dafa. Due to her appeal, the Ruixing Corporation police office has sent her to the county detention center four times since February 2000. The detention time varied from two weeks to a month. Between these times, she and her daughter were placed in the Shanglaozhuang town re-education class for 40 days. In November 2000, she was sent to Shandong Female Labor Camp.
Li Yanli, 20 years old, was sent by the Ruixing Corporation police office to the county detention center and held in custody three times. Recently she was detained again for telling people the truth about Dafa.
[Liangshan County, Jining City, Shandong Province]
Zhang Sheng (pseudonym), male, 36 years old, is a resident of Xiaoanshan Town, Liangshan County. Because he went to appeal in Beijing in March 2000, he was held in the Liangshan County detention center, brutally beaten, and fined more than 1000 Yuan. Later he was detained in the town police station for 8 days where they beat him many times. Policemen kicked his entire body with leather shoes, and forced him to kneel on bricks. They beat him more often when they were drunk. The town government stole corn, beans and other goods from his home and later monitored him. After they found him talking with other practitioners, they took him to the town police station and forced him to kneel down, squeezed him with bamboo poles, and beat him. In July, he went to Beijing to appeal and was held under arrest for more than 20 days, during which time they beat him and fined him 2000 Yuan. They confiscated his last 400 Yuan, which he had borrowed from others.
On January 18, 2000, Zhang Cheng (Pseudonym), male, 47 years old, was arrested for practicing Falun Gong and communicating with other practitioners, and was placed in Liangshan County detention center. Because he refused to give a confession, he was beaten and was handcuffed and shackled with fetters for a month. In addition, the police station fined his work unit 5000 Yuan. His wife, Ma Guangju, was also fined 5000 Yuan for appealing in Beijing.
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