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Falun Dafa Practitioner Ms. Liu Tongling from Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province Tortured to Death in the Harbin City Drug Rehabilitation Center (Photo)

November 27, 2003 |  

(Clearwisdom.net) Ms. Liu Tongling, 53 years old, lived in Chengsan Village of Rang District in Daqing City. She was a family member of a retiree from the Sanan Industrial Company, which is under the Venture Group of the Daqing Petroleum Administration Bureau. On September 12, 2003, she was taken to the Harbin City Drug Rehabilitation Center and she immediately started a hunger strike. Within one month, on October 12, she died as a result of being tortured while in detention. Just two days before her death, she was still being forced to endure the iron chair torture. Upon examining the body, her family found she was bruised all over, with obvious electric shock burns near her heart.

For twenty years Ms. Liu had suffered over twenty chronic diseases before practicing Falun Gong. She needed the protection of a hat in all seasons, and sometimes had to stuff her nose and ears with cotton to avoid getting ill. Each year, she spent over 5000 Yuan (Note: 500 Yuan is the average monthly income for an urban worker in China.) on top of the medical expenses reimbursed by the state, but still suffered both psychological and physical pain. Since she started practicing Falun Gong in April of 1996, all her diseases disappeared and she never needed to see a doctor or took any more medicine. She was completely transformed. Ms. Liu always told people with joy, "It is Falun Gong that allows me to know the lightness of being free from disease."

When the illegal persecution of Falun Gong began in 1999, Ms. Liu validated Dafa with her own experiences and told everyone that Falun Gong is good. Even though she had only one year of elementary school education, Ms. Liu felt strongly that she let the appeal office in Beijing know how Falun Dafa positively benefited her. For exercising her constitutional right, she was brutally persecuted, like thousands of other Falun Gong practitioners.

On April 19, 2000, she went to Beijing and exercised her constitutional right to appeal according to proper legal procedure, only to speak one sentence from her heart: Falun Dafa is good! With plainclothes policemen from every province surrounding the appeals office, she was seized and illegally sent to the Daqing City Detention Center on April 24, 2000. In the detention center, she suffered inhumane torture for practicing Falun Gong exercises. She was first forced to "Ride an Airplane" (Note: In this torture, the head is bent down until it cannot go down any further, while the hands are pulled up and held up to the highest point. The hips have to point up. One is forced to keep this position unchanged for a long time. The body in this position looks like the shape of an airplane, which is how this torture is named.) for over 5 hours and then was forced to stand motionless for a long period of time as a punishment, handcuffed with shackles on her feet. Several days later, she still had a big indentation on her ankle from the shackles. Eventually she could no longer walk because of severe swelling all the way up her legs caused by infection.

On September 24, 2001, Ms. Liu tried to tell the public the true situation about the persecution of Falun Dafa. After someone informed them, the police from the Qinjian Police Station of Rang District in Daqing City abducted her. They illegally interrogated her and later sent her to Daqing City's Second Detention Center. She was later transferred to the Rang District Detention Center. During the 45-day illegal detention, she went on hunger strike for a month to protest the illegal treatment she received. Policeman Feng Xinyu, among others, force-fed her and ordered criminals to beat her. The severe torture caused Ms. Liu to become afraid of drinking water and eating fruit for months after her release, and she became very thin.

On the morning of September 6, 2002, six police from Chengxin Police Station of Rang District broke into her home while she was babysitting her granddaughter. They searched the house, dragged her downstairs, and abducted her to the police station. On the same afternoon, Ms. Liu was illegally sent to the Daqing City Detention Center for the third time with her hands cuffed behind her back. She was detained for 58 days and went on hunger strike again. Then she was illegally sentenced to three years of forced labor education. She was sent to Harbin City Drug Rehabilitation Center but the center refused to admit her because of her poor health.

In August, 2003, Ms. Liu tried to clarify the truth of Falun Gong to several managers at her work unit. Instead of being thankful, they informed the "610 Office" (Note: "610 Office" is a bureau specifically created by the Chinese government to persecute Falun Gong. It has absolute power over each level of administration in the Party, as well as over the political and judiciary branches.) of Daqing Petroleum Administration Bureau. On September 9, 2003, right before the Mid-Autumn Festival, eight people abducted her to the Daqing Hongweixing Brainwashing Session. She refused to be brainwashed and went on hunger strike to protest the abduction. Because she kept clarifying the truth those around her, she was returned to Harbin City Drug Rehabilitation Center three days later on September 12, 2003.

Upon arriving at the drug rehabilitation center, she shouted, "Falun Dafa is good!" She was locked up in a small cell and tortured. Ms. Liu still used hunger strike to protest. She suffered so much pain she went into a coma. Medical exams revealed an irregular heartbeat, coronary heart diseases and vasculitis. With determination, she continued validating Dafa under this harsh environment. Fearing the power of the Truth, the policemen covered her with a quilt when she shouted, "Falun Dafa is good!". When her family visited her at the end of September, they found her legs were all swollen and she could not lift her head. Her eyes could not focus and she seemed distracted. Although the police claimed Ms. Liu had a mental disorder, they wouldn't take her for medical exams because they were afraid to take responsibility for her condition. When her family requested she be released for medical reasons, the police said, "Only in life threatening situations." Fearing her life was in danger, Ms. Liu's family paid Chief Yang, 3000 Yuan (which was requested back after Ms. Liu's death.) to buy his help. He accepted the money but said it was not enough and claimed that she could be released if they paid 30,000 Yuan. The family went home to gather the enormous sum of money, but by October 12, one month after Ms. Liu was sent to the drug rehabilitation center, she died from the torture she was subjected to. Only two days before her death, in her very dangerous condition, she was still forced to sit (in a fixed position) on a metal chair in an empty cell for long period of time. To hide the truth, the drug rehabilitation center didn't inform her family until seven hours after her death.

Her family asked, "How could someone die after just a few days in your place?" The police made excuses saying, "We did not want to detain her. It was Zhang Guojun from the "610 Office" of the Daqing Petroleum Administration Bureau who told us 'You have to keep Liu Tongling.'" When the police tried to keep the family from seeing her body and preparing it for a funeral, the family asked for written documentation stating who it was that forbid them to see the body and the police had to relent. Upon seeing her body, the family found her face was distorted, with bruises around her eyes. Her nose was broken from the brutal force-feeding and her mouth was decaying. There were dark bruises all over her body, deep marks on her swollen wrists, and obvious marks from electric shocks near her heart.

Ms. Liu's former work unit manager came to pay respects only after being questioned by her family. Three days after her death, a party secretary in charge of agriculture, industry and trading in her former work unit came for a short look and quickly left. No other managers from her work unit came.

Even as we wrote this article, another Dafa practitioner in Daqing City was tortured to death in Daqing Forced Labor Camp. Since October, the labor camps and detention centers all over the country received secret orders to "Transform" [renounce their belief ] Dafa practitioners with force. Practitioners in detention are in imminent life-threatening danger right now. We hope all kind-hearted people, international organizations and governments around the world will help rescue the Dafa practitioners in China and stop this brutal persecution. Each phone call, fax, or letter suppresses the evil and supports justice. When justice prevails, evil will disappear.

The departments and officers responsible for Liu Tongling's death:

Sanan Industrial Company, Venture Group, Daqing Petroleum Administration Bureau

Jiang Hao: in charge of persecuting Falun Gong, 0459-5291845 (office)

Zang Yubing: chief of staff: 13009903384 (cell)

Meng Qinghong, the vice manager of the in charge of persecuting Falun Gong, 86-459-5797366 (home) 13940296198 (cell)

Qinjian Police Station of Rang District, Daqing City: 459-5196803

Chengxin Police Station of Rang District, Daqing City: 459-5693577üA459-5602110üA459-6863922

Chief of Chengxin Police Station of Rang District, Daqing City: 459-5602100

Yi'an Security Box of Chengxin Police Station: 459-6867858

Venture Group, Daqing Petroleum Administration Bureau (area code 459üj

Address: 26 Tieren Road, Sa'er'tu District, Postal Code: 163451

Jin Jianguo, general manager, 5381291(office), 4623956 (home), 13904595552 (cell)

Wang Lifu, Party Chief, 5381292(office), 5995203(home), 13904862635 (cell)

Zhang Shufa, Deputy Party Chief, 5381295 (office), 5998085(home), 13009839270 (cell)

Li Guoxiang, Vice General Manager, 5381300(office), 5963028(home), 13904592797(cell)

Li Dejiang, Vice General Manager, 5381307(office), 5989718(home), 13604668218(cell)

Chen Zhihua, Vice General Manager, 5198095(office), 5391169(home), 13904890781(cell)

Zhang Lianpu, Vice General Manager, 5381296(office), 5515106(home), 13904591451(cell)

Dou Dianwu, Treasurer, 5381349(office), 5066888(home), 13009838188(cell)

Liu Shuqing, General Manager Assistant, 5198215(office), 5989085(home), 13904695292(cell)

Han Bailong, Chief Staff of General Manager, 5197037(office), 5755182(home), 13009831015(cell)

Huang Xianzhu, Deputy Chief Staff of General Manager, 5197020(office), 5961303(home), 13091672801(cell)

General Manager's Office: 5381283

Sanan Industrial Company, Venture Group, Daqing Petroleum Administration Bureau(area code 0459üj

Xing Kaiying, Party Chief, 5281075(office), 5692468(home), 13936708513(cell)

Chen Xiaojun, Manager, 5281017(office), 5901997(home), 13904592382(cell)

Hu Rongliang, Party Secretary of Disciplinary Committee, 5296163(office), 5988089(home), 13009827656(cell)

Zhang Wenbiao, Vice Manager, 5296556(office), 5721896(home), 13604651879(cell)

Tian Liangli, Vice Manager, 5298556(office), 13069672588(cell)

Meng Qinghong, Vice Manager, 5797366(home), 13940296198(cell)

Li Shengyuan, Assistant Manager, 5298345(office), 5768882(home), 13704596020(cell)

You Guangcai, chief staff, 5298778(office), 5986467(home), 13504670948(cell)Front Desk: 5297531

Harbin Drug Rehabilitation Center: 0451ü|82424046 0451ü|82424093

Chen Guiqing, center director

Yang, Head of the Administration Department, 0451-82415994