Report of Shanghai Jiaotong University Alumni Being Persecuted for Practicing Falun Gong
1) Qu Yanlai
Qu Yanlai is an alumnus of Shanghai Jiaotong University, Department of Energy Engineering. The university enrolled Qu in 1995. He began practicing Falun Gong in April 2001. He was illegally detained in the summer of 2001 and was extorted more than 7,000 Yuan [500 Yuan is the average monthly income for an urban worker in China.]. In the end of October 2001, he appealed for Falun Gong in Tiananmen Square. Upon appealing, the police brutally beat him up and detained him in a detention center in a Beijing suburb. Later, he was transferred to the "Beijing Seventh Section" [This place handles big and important cases in the nation.) where the police tortured him and even broke one of his legs. Because of his deteriorating health, he was unconditionally released after more than thirty days of detention. In early August, he got a job in Shanghai, and around 11pm on September 30, 2002, the police broke into his apartment and took him away. He went on a hunger strike to protest the illegal abduction and the police tightly blocked all message channels and refused to let anyone visit him. While under the eye of the police, he was handcuffed, shackled and deprived of sleep. Under these conditions, he was tortured to the point where he lost his ability to walk and became extremely weak. His case was treated as the biggest case since July 20 in Shanghai and was reported to the National Public Security Bureau. Currently, the police are trying to illegally sentence him.
2) Li Jianbing
Li Jianbing, alumnus of Shanghai Jiaotong University, Computer Department. Li was enrolled in the university in 1995. He started to practice Falun Gong in 1996. When the nationwide persecution of Falun Gong started, he went to appeal for Falun Gong. He was arrested for it, later released, but only under police surveillance. On May 13, 2000, Li Jiangbing fell out of a window and died on the spot as he tried to evade the police monitoring him near his home. The Public Security Bureau blocked the news of his death and threatened his family to keep quiet and not to appeal. It was only until two months later that other practitioners learned of his death.
3) The couple of Guo Xiaojun and Xu Wenxin
Guo Xiaojun was a teacher in the Electronic Information College of Shanghai Jiaotong University. In August 2000, he was illegally detained and sentenced to 5 years in prison. Later, Guo Xiaojun's wife Xu Wenxin (also an alumnus of Shanghai Jiaodong University) was arrested for distributing Falun Gong literature and sentenced to two years in a Forced Labor Camp.
4) Jiang Xinxia
Jiang Xinxia (female) enrolled in the Department of Industry Design of Shanghai Jiaotong University in 1994. She was a volunteer assistant of a Falun Gong exercise site. In July 1999, she went to appeal in Beijing for Falun Gong. She was arrested and subjected to brutal persecution because the authorities took her as an organizer of Falun Gong activities. She was under the police's close surveillance. In late 2002, the police arrested her, accusing her of distributing Falun Gong literature. Jiang Xinxia was sentenced to "re-education" through hard labor in Qingpu Women's Forced Labor Camp in Shanghai.
5) Li Tao
Li Tao was a graduate student in the Department of Power Machinery of Shanghai Jiaotong University. In 2000, he was detained in Beijing for appealing for Falun Gong. Upon his release, as he was returning home, the Security department of the university and Shanghai Public Security Bureau (Wenbao Section) forcefully detained him and tried to brainwash him for half a year. Li Tao is imprisoned in a Forced Labor Camp.
6) Yang Yining
Yang Yining is a graduate student pursuing a Doctorate degree in the Computer Department of Shanghai Jiaotong University. At the beginning of the persecution, Yang Yining went to appeal for Falun Gong in Beijing and the police accused him of being "stubborn." In October during the opening of the People's Congress, Yang Yining went to appeal in Beijing again and was brought back with both hands cuffed. The police from the security department of the university illegally detained him for several months. The police also worked with the police in Anhui Province to finally send Yang Yining to the Hefei Mental Hospital. They also spread rumors that Yang Yining had become insane after practicing Falun Gong. After three months of forceful treatment and torture from neurological drugs, Yang Yining was under house arrest in his home in Anhui Province. His girlfriend Zhao Lijun went to Tiananmen Square to appeal for Falun Gong during the Chinese New Year of 2000. She was arrested and detained in Wuhan City. In the Chinese New Year's eve of 2001, police kidnapped Zhao Lijun on her way to work and sent her to a brainwashing center. After being released, she was once again kidnapped to Qingpu Brainwashing Center and was subjected to torture for several months.
In September 2001, Yang Yining was detained in Songjiang Detention Center. In late November, he was sentenced to two and a half years in Dafeng Forced Labor Camp in Jiangsu Province. Zhao Lijun was sentenced to two years in Qingpu Women's Forced Labor Camp.
7) Zhang Zhiyong
Zhang Zhiyong was a graduate student, studying in a PhD program, at the Department of Power Machinery. He continued practicing Falun Gong after the persecution started in 1999. In the middle September 2001, he was arrested without any reason and sentenced to a forced labor camp.
8) Wu Yuxin
Wu Yuxin is a PhD graduate from Electrical Information College in 1999. In 2001, right before the APEC meeting in Shanghai, he was arrested without any reason and imprisoned in a forced labor camp.
9) Bai Jianjun
Bai Jianjun was a Ph.D student from the Electrical Information College of Shanghai Jiaotong University. He worked for a research institute in Shanghai, and in the summer of 2000, went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong. To prevent police or government authorities from persecuting the leaders of his workplace, he wrote and sent them a letter that he would quit his job. Bai Jianjun was detained because of appealing for Falun Gong. After the release, he worked for Huawei Company in Shenzhen. Since the Chinese New Year of 2002, there has been no information about him.
10) Wang Xudong
Wang Xudong has a Master's degree from the Department of Chemistry in Shanghai Jiaotong University. He was last seen clarifying the truth to the public at Shanghai Songjiang in November 2000. His whereabouts are currently unknown.
11) Zhuang Wei
Zhuang Wei (female) has a Bachelor's degree from the Department of Library Information Management in Shanghai Jiaotong University. During her studying in the graduate program, she went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong. For that, she was detained for one month and forced to quit her studies. After she found a job, the police kept harassing her workplace and asked its leaders to fire her. In April 2001, Zhuang Wei was arrested for distributing truth-clarifying materials of Falun Gong and was imprisoned in a forced labor camp.
12) Mei Jianqi
Mei Jianqi was enrolled in the Department of Machinery in Shanghai Jiaotong University in 1996. Mei was arrested for distributing Falun Gong materials. The police tortured Mei, attempting to get information about other practitioners. Mei is currently imprisoned in a forced labor camp.
13) Ye Jianfei
Ye Jianfei was enrolled in the Electric Power College in Shanghai Jiaotong University in 1994. He was subjected to detention and beatings for his repeated appeals for Falun Gong. In August 2001, he was arrested for talking with other practitioners and sentenced to a forced labor camp.
14) Xiang Donghui
Xiang Donghui is a student in a Ph.D program in Shanghai Jiaotong University. He was sentenced to a forced labor camp for appealing for Falun Gong in Beijing.