The Persecution Endured by Dafa Practitioners of Shuangcheng City, Heilongjiang Province
In various townships of Shuangcheng City, many Falun Dafa practitioners have been victims of illegal searches, ransacking of personal property, extortion, confiscations, beatings, tortures and illegal detention. The following are just a few such cases.
Youhao Village, Lequn Township
Practitioner Fu Chunlong was frequently harassed by Party Secretary Zhang Guorong for not giving up cultivation of Zhen-Shan-Ren (Truthfulness-Benevolence-Forbearance). He has been subjected to many extortions from July 1999 to the present. He was arrested for practicing Falun Gong at Zhao Yayun's residence and detained at the Police Station, and the Police often sent policemen to his home to monitor him.
Guan Xiufen's home was illegally searched; she was taken to the Police Station for possessing two Dafa books, and was extorted 1,500 Yuan "fine."
Wu Xiuhua's home was illegally searched. She was taken to the Police Station for possessing Zhuan Falun, and was illegally fined 1,000 Yuan.
Yin Yumei was frequently harassed by Party Secretary Zhang Guorong and Vice-Secretary Wang Guolan (now transferred away) for not giving up cultivation of Zhen-Shan-Ren. They used various means to create difficulties for her as well as pressuring her to write "guarantee letters" [promising not to practice Falun Gong]. She and her husband had been expelled from their work units because of their daughter being "non-cooperative" and going to Beijing, yet Yin Yumei still had to "report" daily to the school where she worked without being paid. During the Chinese New Year, January 2001, she and four other steadfast Dafa practitioners were detained by the Village Committee in a brainwashing class for nearly a month. They had to sleep on cold tables and chairs and were abused and insulted by civilian "guards" at will.
Fu Wenpei and Yin Chengfang had their jobs taken away for more than two months, as they refused to give up cultivation. They were also illegally detained more than two months for appealing in Beijing, and had 2,500 Yuan extorted from them for "trip expenses." Upon release, they were further detained by the school where they were employed. They were kept in a classroom while other teachers took turns monitoring them. They were not allowed to work and lost their salary.
Hong Shuqing was illegally detained over two months for appealing in Beijing, and upon release, was further detained by the Village Committee. Hong's home was frequently subjected to police invasion. They confiscated a Dafa exercise cassette from Hong, and extorted a 1,000-Yuan "fine."
Guo Yan was illegally detained by Shuangcheng City Detention Centre in 1999, and was tortured for a whole night for defending her freedom of belief. The policeman who did this then extorted 3,000 Yuan from her family before letting her go.
Guo Xianmin was reported by informants for distributing leaflets, and she was illegally fined 800 Yuan by the Police.
Guo Lihua's home was illegally searched, and she was illegally fined 500 Yuan for possessing Essentials for Further Advancement.
Liu Lichun had 7,000 Yuan extorted for appealing in Beijing back in October 1999. And since a later appeal, Liu has been illegally detained in a forced labor camp in Beijing to this day.
Ma Xinying has been sentenced to one year forced labor for appealing in Beijing in 2000.
Wang Shurong was extorted 2,000 Yuan for appealing in Beijing. When Wang was away during a later appeal, corrupt authorities illegally sold Wang's franchised farmland. Wang has now been sentenced by the lawless police to one year of forced labor.
Wang Xiumei was found reading a Dafa book at home, and for this the Village Security Branch forcefully took her to their main headquarters. They burned the book and had her beaten up by her own husband.
Na Yafang appealed in Beijing, and for that she was illegally detained by the Shuangcheng City Detention Centre for over two weeks, had 3,000 Yuan extorted from her, and was forced to sell her franchised farmland. She was illegally detained again at the main headquarters during the Chinese New Year period. She was 6 months pregnant at that time.
Wang Xin went to Beijing to appeal on December 11, 2000, and was illegally detained for 11 days in Shuangcheng City 2nd Detention Centre, and then 4 days in the local Police Station. Wang had to go on a hunger strike before being allowed home. Due to Wang's trip to Beijing, Wang's parents lost their jobs, and the village authority extorted 1,000 Yuan from the family for "trip expenses."
Guanghui Village, Lequn Township
In December 2000, Meng Qingzhi was going to visit her parents, but local police suspected her of planning to go to Beijing to appeal. She was thus arrested and detained for two days, as well being illegally fined 500 Yuan.
Wang Xiuju's home was illegally searched by the local police. A hand-written copy of Zhuan Falun was found, so she was extorted a 1,000-Yuan "fine." In July 2000, Wang went to eradicate the evil behind a Dafa defamation picture show in Harbin, and was illegally detained for 15 days and illegally fined 130 Yuan.
Jia Ying's home was illegally searched by the local police in December 2000. Jia was also extorted a 1,000-Yuan "fine" for owning a set of Dafa lecture tapes. In July 2000, Wang went to eradicate the evil behind a Dafa defamation photo exhibition in Harbin, and was detained for 15 days and illegally fined 130 Yuan.
Guo Fan's home was searched by the local police in October 2000, and Guo was extorted a 1,000-Yuan "fine" for owning a copy of Zhuan Falun. On the way to Beijing, Guo was arrested in Shenyang on December 22, 2000, and was detained for 10 days in Shuangcheng City 2nd Detention Centre. The 610 Office extorted 1,000 Yuan from Guo, and the Village Committee extorted 1,800 Yuan.
Fuqin Village, Lequn Township
Zou Xiaodong was detained in the 2nd Detention Centre for 11 days for appealing in Beijing in November 2000. Afterwards, Zou was further detained 37 days by the local police, who also extorted 2,000 Yuan from Zou's family. Zou successfully fought for release by hunger strike. In 2001, Zou was detained by the Village Committee again for over a month in the school.
Fuzhi Village, Lequn Township
Shi Quan was extorted 1,000 Yuan by the police in October 1999 for having Dafa materials such as an article called "Health Benefits--100 Cases". In November 2000, Shi was detained at the 2nd Detention Centre for 15 days for appealing in Beijing, and was extorted another 1,000 Yuan. On December 27, 2001 (lunar calendar), Shi was captured from home when studying Dafa, and was sentenced to two years forced labour. Shi is still in a labour camp today.
Zhang Jing was detained for 2 weeks and was extorted 1,000 Yuan for appealing in Beijing. On Dec 27, 2000 (lunar calendar), Zhang was captured at his home while studying Dafa, and was detained for three months.
Shi Yushan was extorted a 1,000-Yuan "fine" by the police in 1999, for keeping a Dafa book, Dafa Exposition, at home. Shi was again extorted 1,000 Yuan and detained for 15 days, just for going to Beijing to appeal. In December 2000, Shi and his wife Yang Xiufang were studying Dafa at the residence of his brother, Shi Quan, when the police came and took him to Changlinzi Labour Camp and detained him for 7 months. His wife Yang Xiufang was detained for 6 months and 6 days, and she was extorted 1,000 Yuan by the 610 Office, and 1,300 Yuan by the Detention Centre.
Li Yueping was extorted 1,000 Yuan and detained 15 days for appealing in Beijing in October 2000. The police once illegally searched Li's residence. On December 27, 2000, Li and his wife were taken by the police while studying Dafa at Shi Quan's home. His Wife Tong Wanqin was illegally detained for one month, and Li was detained for 7 months before his return.
In Fuzhi Village, 16 people were arrested for studying Dafa in a group. Two of them, Ge Yajun and Guan Shumin were detained overnight and extorted a 2,000-Yuan "fine" each; Ma Chunxiang and 7 others were detained for one month; 6 were illegally sent to forced labour camp; one of them, Shi Quanzhi, is still being detained now with an illegal sentence of two years.
Lequn Village, Lequn Township
Zhu Yaoming was illegally fined 1,000 Yuan when the police searched Zhu's home without a warrant and found a copy of Zhuan Falun. In May 2000, Zhu was again extorted 3,000 Yuan for appealing in Beijing, and both his sons lost their jobs.
Fu Lianjun suffered an extortion of 4,000 Yuan for going to appeal in Beijing in February 2000, and was detained for a month. In November 2000, Fu was extorted another 3,000 Yuan for appealing in Beijing the second time, and Fu's 15-acre farm was confiscated. Fu is now homeless.
Li Shimin was called away by the police while sharing experiences with fellow practitioners in October 1999, and was illegally fined 1,000 Yuan. In November the same year, Li was extorted 3,700 Yuan for appealing in Beijing, his 15-acre farm was confiscated, and he was detained for one month. Li is now homeless.
List of the Persecutors who follow Jiang Zemin in persecuting Dafa practitioners:
- Lequn County Party Secretary Zhang Guorong
- Vice Party Secretary Wang Guolan
Two steadfast Dafa practitioners, Ma Xinying and Zhang Yafen, were detained in Shuangcheng Detention Centre for appealing in Beijing. After their release, they were further detained in a retirement home for 2 months for fear that they might appeal again. They were subjected to insults by thugs with filthy and crude language. Wang Guolan slapped both of them on the face numerous times, due to their not giving up Falun Dafa, and extorted 4,000 Yuan from Zhang's family before letting her go.
Criminals Zhang Guorong and Wang Guolan exhausted all their wits in persecuting Dafa practitioners. Zhao Yayun firmly believed in Dafa, so Zhang Guorong charged her with "practicing Falun Gong at home" and sent her to a forced labour camp. Zhang is responsible for her death, as the brutal persecution in the labour camp took her life.
On December 20, 2000, He Guiping was captured in Changchun on the way to Beijing to appeal. He was first sent to the 2nd Detention Centre in Harbin City, where He was tortured for refusing to give his name. After being detained for 2 weeks, he was sent to Shuangcheng City Detention Centre and locked up for 55 days, as well as illegally fined 1,000 Yuan, charged 498 Yuan for "meal expenses," and forced to sell all his land.
Ma Yuhuan was captured and detained in Tianjin, on the way to appeal in Beijing, and was subjected to all kinds of mistreatment. After giving her name she was illegally detained in Shuangcheng City Detention Centre for half a month. Local authorities also tried charge her for "trip expenses."
On January 17, 2001, Ma Chengbao and 3 others were detained in a dark little room in the village by Yaojin County policeman Ma Dali, County Party Secretary Zhang Junbao, and Village Chief Liu Changlong supposedly to "talk" to them. This action left a 7 years old child at home alone.
Wang Yuling went to Beijing to appeal on December 16, 2000, and was tortured by Beijing Fangshan Branch Police on the "Tiger Bench" for 24 hours. (For a detailed description of this and other forms of torture used in forced labor camps, see http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2001/11/24/16156.html) She was then detained at Shuangcheng City Detention Centre for 23 days. Upon release, the police tried to extort "trip expenses" money from her family, but the family did not cooperate.
Bai Shuhua was captured on December 23, 2000 while validating Dafa on Tiananmen Square, and was illegally detained for 15 days in Shuangcheng City Detention Center. The County authorities extorted 1,700 Yuan in the name of trip and various other "expenses."
Xu Dezhen went to the "National Letters and Appeals Office" in Beijing to appeal last year, and was sent straight to detention by the Provincial Office in Beijing. Xu was later transferred to Shuangcheng City Detention Centre and locked up for over 20 days, where she underwent all sorts of trauma and torments. On December 10, 2000, Xu's husband Yan Wenbao went to Beijing to validate Dafa, and was captured near Tiananmen. Police extracted his name and address from him, and he was sent to Shuangcheng Detention Centre. Physical and verbal abuse were his daily ordeal during his 29 days detention at the centre. After being released, the couple had to endure constant harassment at their own home from county and village officials and policemen. They've been extorted 3,800 Yuan in total already, and the village authorities wrote down a 1,000 Yuan debt in their record.
Xu Chunlin and Guo Longquan had no money to pay for the "trip expenses" (this is the money for being taken back home by the police), so the Village Party Branch Secretary sold their land and property in March 2000, taking away their livelihood. (Xu's land was sold for 3 years) Xu's family of four is now homeless, and without any source of income.
Xu Qiulin was caught distributing Dafa material in the spring of 2000, and sent for detention in Changlinzi Labour Camp, Harbin City until now, leaving a spouse at home in hardship and loneliness.
The stories of Xu Shurong and her sisters:
The Elder sister
After being detained 22 days in Shuangcheng Detention Centre for appealing in Beijing, she was locked up in a local retirement home, and had 5,000 Yuan "trip expenses" extorted from her. (The family did not have enough money, so her husband was thrown into the County's local office by the thugs and detained for 2 days. They had to mortgage their home in exchange for his release.) On December 23, 2000, she was taken into the retirement home again for over 2 months. Due to her refusal to write a "guarantee" letter, she was locked up in the Shuangcheng Party School for brainwashing. (only being released when her family member gave their signature.)
Second elder sister
On December 23, 2000 she was taken to the local retirement home, and detained for over 2 months. (Her family had to pay 500 Yuan bail for her release.)
Third elder sister
She was detained for 15 days for appealing in Beijing. Local government extorted 3,000 Yuan "trip expenses" (for police to take her back from Beijing) from her. During the Chinese New Year Period in 2001, she was locked up by the Village Committee for 18 days, and only released when her family paid 1,000 Yuan bail.
Fourth elder sister
She was detained for over 40 days for her first time appeal in Beijing. Though released through her hunger strike effort, she was locked up in a retirement home for over 20 days afterwards. She was detained for more than 2 weeks for her second time appeal in Beijing, and sent to forced labour camp for one year (currently in Wanjia Labour Camp, Harbin City). As she refuses to write a "repentance" letter, her family is not allowed to visit.
Xu Shurong went to Beijing to appeal in June 2000, together with her 4 year old child. Afterwards she was locked up in a cold and damp room in the local retirement home and only released because of her hunger strike.
Shuiquan Township Criminal Records:
- County leader Zhang Bo, and
- Guan X (whose responsibility is persecuting Falun Gong)
On December 22, 2000 (lunar calendar), these two criminals shuffled many Dafa practitioners into police vehicles to take them to be brainwashed in the local retirement home. After being locked up for over 2 months, each person was forced to pay 600 Yuan just for meals, and another 1,000 Yuan "trip expenses" for having gone to Beijing. The Local government wanted 1,000 Yuan bail each, and forced each practitioner's family to bring the title paper ("deed") for their house and land as a "guarantee." Not only couldn't they study Dafa and do the exercises, but even the practitioners' personal freedoms were lost during the brainwashing class. They were also being abused and insulted by the guards at will.
Practitioners Zou Guoyan, Yu Kun, and Xu Shujuan went to Beijing to appeal on January 6, 2000 (lunar calendar), and were illegally detained in the Shuangcheng 2nd Detention Centre. Zou and Yu shared the same cell. The police used the inmates to torture them. Zou was beaten and his body was covered with wounds; Yu's teeth are still loose even now, and he is unable to chew anything hard. Yu was also extorted of a 700 Yuan "fine." Xu Shujuan and Zou Guoyan went to appeal in Beijing for the second time in December 2000, and were again subject to severe persecution. Zou is now homeless, leaving a 10 years old child at alone. Xu was illegally sentenced to one year of forced labour.