June 26, 2001

[Minghui Net] According to incomplete statistics, the atrocious "610" Group, a Chinese government agency set up specifically for persecuting Falun Gong practitioners, and the Public Security Bureau in Shijiazhuang (the capital city of Hebei Province) and its surrounding areas have tortured at least seven Falun Dafa disciples to death.

The deceased Dafa disciples include:

  • Tao Hongsheng, a cadre of Hebei Province Public Security Department,
  • Zhao Xinnian, a cadre of the Industry and Commerce Bureau in Ershilipu, Zhengding County, Shijiazhuang
  • Liu Rongxiu (a resident of Qingyuan District, Shijiazhuang)
  • Liu Shusong (a resident of Xijuanzi Village, Chulongtang Town, Cangzhou city, Hebei Province; he was beaten to death by police in the Administration Security Unit of Shijiazhuang Police Station,
  • Li Zhishui, a resident of Shuangliushu Village, Hemujing Town, Xinji City, Shijiazhuang,
  • Zuo Zhigang, an employee of a computer company on Zhongshan Road in Shijiazhuang,
  • Ding Gangzi, a resident of Chengguan Town, Zanhuang County, Shijiazhuang.

There are verifying accounts of each of these murders on Minghui.org.

In addition, in order to brainwash as many practitioners as possible, the Shijiazhuang Labor Camp recently adopted the tactic of having several people take turns beating one practitioner in order to wear him out as fast as possible. The prison guards instigated several ordinary prisoners to take turns attacking one practitioner day and night. They did not allow the practitioner to sleep until he had been brainwashed. Some Dafa disciples were not allowed to sleep for several days and nights. They were forced to write so-called "guarantee statements" when their minds were not clear. But when they became clear again, they declared at once to the prison guards that what they had written was not valid, and they solemnly took back their "guarantee statements." However, the wicked prison guards had already factored these false "guarantee statements" into the so-called "Transformed Rate." According to the Falun Gong practitioners' family members who have visited Shijiazhuang Labor Camp, the prison guards used the cruelest means to deal with those practitioners who did not accept coercion and brainwashing. They severely beat and inflicted all sorts of bodily harm on them. Sometimes, they hung practitioners for several days without letting them down.

Around 3pm or 4pm on June 20, 2001, the sky over Shijiazhuang became very dark and there were fierce winds, rain, lightning and thunder. At the Beijiao Detention Center in Shijiazhuang and in the surrounding areas, heavy rain mixed with hail blotted out the sky and covered the earth. The hail was flat and 1 to 2 centimeters in diameter, and it covered the ground in a thick layer. The deepest place was about 7 to 8 centimeters. Inside each hailstone was some figure that resembled a human eye. The masses discussed in succession, "Right now society is in such disorder. See these hailstones. They pound the place where it is bad."

The wicked are in power and persecuting good and honest people. Human beings and gods are all angry. Heaven will punish the wicked and they cannot escape! This hail is just another warning before heaven punishes the evil people. If their abominable behavior does not stop, more tragic retribution will follow for them! Punish the evil, spread the good and safeguard the righteous: these are the activities of kind-hearted people. We appeal to all people around the world to take action and help bring the persecutors to justice. They must be judged and punished by the law. Completely eliminate the evil forces in the world! Hereby, we sternly advise the wicked people in Shijiazhuang: Put down the weapons in your hands right now. Otherwise, immediate retribution in this lifetime will follow!