Brother and Sister Tortured to Death; Entire Family Subjected to Persecution -- Story of Ms. Jia Dongmei's Death at the Hands of Hebei Forestry Bureau "610 Office" and Detention Center (phone numbers attached)
(Clearwisdom.net) June 27th report: Dafa practitioner Ms. Jia Dongmei, 33, was a contract worker for the Hebei Forestry Bureau's Joint Venture Forest Farm in Heilongjiang Province. She began practicing Dafa in 1997. Her nine-year-old son is attending first grade at the Forestry Bureau's Experimental Elementary School.
She suffered long-term persecution because she persisted in her belief in Falun Dafa. She was tortured to death on May 19, 2003. The following is her story.
On December 29, 2000, officers from the Forest Farm's Police Station and the "610 Office"* abducted Jia Dongmei and sent her to a brainwashing class in the Hebei Detention Center, where she was brutally tortured. On August 1, 2001, she was sent to Jiamusi City Labor Camp, where she was severely tortured. On July 31, 2002, her term that had been illegally extended expired. Because she refused to give up her belief, she was sent back to Hebei City by the Hebei "610 Office". She became seriously ill after suffering severe torture. On May 7, 2003, Jia Dongmei was released. She was in an extremely precarious condition after long-term detention and torture of over two years and five months. Only 12 days after she returned home, she passed away on May 19.
Jia Dongmei's brother Jia Yongfa was tortured to death by officers from the Jiamusi Labor Camp and those from the Hebei Police Department on November 29, 2001. Jia Dongmei's other family members have also suffered brutal persecution.
On July 29, 1999, Jia Dongmei and her mother went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Dafa. She was detained for more than two months after she was brought back by the Hebei Police Department. She couldn't stand the brutal torture and wrote a guarantee statement against her true will. After that, she was released.
Jia Dongmei's brother Jia Yongfa, who was detained at the Xigemu Labor Camp in Jiamusi City at the time, persisted in Dafa cultivation and refused to give it up. He was unlawfully sentenced to one year of forced labor, and later his term was extended for another year. He was tortured to death on November 29, 2001. (Reference: Dafa Practitioner Jia Yongfa Tortured to Death in Xigemu Forced Labor Camp, Jiamusi City )
On December 29, 2000, Jia Dongmei's sister Jia Qiumei went to her home for a visit. Officers again illegally arrested both of them. They were Sun Dongfeng, head of the "610 Office" Guo Shujun, and Zhen Wenshan. The sisters were detained in Hebei Detention Center's brainwashing class for seven months. After their arrest, Deng Enyuan, head of the Forestry Bureau, ordered a large-scale search and arrest campaign. Jia Dongmei's eldest sister Jia Yongmei and her sister-in-law Wang Ling were arrested on January 1, 2001. Other practitioners were subsequently arrested. The front gate of the detention center displays these words: "Legal Study Class," and the word "dormitory" is on the gate in front of the solitary confinement cells.
During the days they were illegally detained, the police often cursed, beat, humiliated and physically tortured them. Once, when Jia Dongmei, her sister Jia Yongmei, Tan Xiqing and Han Lixiang did the Dafa exercises, a police officer reported them. Geng Chengtao, the head of the detention center , ordered the guards and the prisoners to put shackles on them and drag them into the hallway to torture them. The guards didn't allow them to sleep and gave them only ten minutes to eat their meals. They forced the practitioners to half squat with their arms extended and raised to their shoulder level for a long time. They tortured them with a method called "riding an airplane."* If they refused to obey the thugs, they were brutally beaten. On the 17th day, the practitioners realized they should no longer endure the persecution passively. Geng Chengtao again violently slapped Jia Dongmei's face to the point where her vision began to blur. In the end, he dragged them to the door and pushed them to the ground. The practitioners held a hunger strike to protest , and the thugs restrained their behavior.
On April 25, Dafa practitioners Song Guiping and Sun Li, who had just returned from Beijing, were illegally sentenced to one year of forced labor and were sent to the Jimusi Labor Camp. Deputy Forestry bureau head Bo Yingjie shouted at the Jia sisters, "Next time, your whole family will be sent to the labor camp."
On August 1, 2001, the Jia sisters were illegally sentenced to one year of forced labor and were sent to the Jiamusi Labor Camp. At the labor camp, the sisters were cuffed to a bed for five days and five nights because they refused to listen to a "brainwashing report." They held a hunger strike to protest and their physical health was in terrible condition.
On July 31, 2002, the sisters' terms expired, but they were forcibly handcuffed by Guo Shujun, Zhou Jianhua, Luo Jinyu and Wang Hongjiang from Hebei "610 Office", who took the sisters back to Hebei for further illegal detention. Jia Yongfa's mother Ren Xingqin was illegally detained one month after the Jia sisters were arrested, and the eldest brother, Jia Yongcun, was also illegally sentenced to two years of forced labor.
The 61-year-old Ren Xingqin, Jia's mother, became emaciated. She often coughed and suffered from both fever and diarrhea. On April 5, 2003, she became bedridden. The police were afraid of taking responsibility and released Ren Xingqin, who had been detained for more than 10 months, and her daughter Jia Qiumei. Jia Dongmei and Tan Xiqing were still in detention. Because they have been sleeping in the cold for a long time and suffered from malnutrition, they also developed diarrhea. After Ren Xingqin learned about this, she went to the police department with the help of Jia Qiumei. They demanded the unconditional release of Jia Dongmei and Tan Xiqing. The police claimed they received orders from "higher-ups," that Falun Gong practitioners have to pay 5,000 Yuan before they can be released. Tan Xiqing's mother paid 3,000 Yuan before they released Tan. Jia Dongmei's husband and mother-in-law were out of town at the time. Ren Xingqin frequently went to the police department and asked for her daughter. The Party committee secretary and the newly appointed secretary for the politics and law committee, Zhang Libo, dodged responsibility and said the politics and security section of the police department was in charge of this case. He said that they would release Jia Dongmei after the money was paid, and told her sister-in-law to pick her up. Several days later, she was still being detained. Ren Xingqin went to Jiang Jianguo, head of the detention center. Jiang said, "You only paid 1,000 Yuan and you want her released? Even Tan Xiqing paid 3,000 Yuan! Ask Wu's family (Wu is the last name of Jia Dongmei's husband) to pay." In order to extort money, the authorities ignored the life and death situation.
On May 7, Jia Dongmei was critically ill because of the long-term persecution and finally was released. She was extremely weak after more than two years and five months of detention, and passed away on May 19, only 12 days after she returned home.
Jia Dongmei and her sister Jia Qiumei spent four Chinese New Years away from home. Her nine-year-old son lost his mother, and Ren Xingqin forever lost her beloved daughter. Jia Dongmei's mother and sister went to the police department to ask for justice. They demanded the release of Jia Yongcun, Jia Dongmei's eldest brother. The head of the police department said the provincial government made the rules, so Jia Yongcun could not be released. In the end, they went to Zhang Libo, the head of the Politics and Law Committee. Zhang Libo even dialed 110 [emergency number in China] for the police and claimed, "They are interfering with my work."
Deng Enyuan, head of the Forestry Bureau said, "Fine the Falun Gong practitioners until they are broke, so they don't have money to buy food. Then I'll see if they will still practice." People from the "610 Office" said, "Go sue us wherever you want. We don't care."
Deng Enyuan, head of the Forestry Bureau Guo Zhen, Party committee secretary of the Forestry Bureau Zhang Libo, secretary for the Politics and Law Committee Jiang Jianguo, head of the detention center Guo Shujun, head of the "610 Office" Zhen Wenshan and Luo Jinyu had tortured practitioner Jia Yongfa to death. They now have done the same to his sister Jia Dongmei. The Jia family has been torn apart and suffered unimaginable persecution.
What these criminals have done is absolutely unacceptable. Since the persecution of Falun Gong began, brother and sister have been tortured to death, and every member of the family has been deeply affected, from the 61-year-old grandmother's imprisonment to the 9-year-old son's losing his mother. We hope kind-hearted people in the world can uphold justice and start an investigation of these criminals.
1. Hebei Forestry Bureau is located in Hebei Town, Luobei County, Hegang City; it is under the jurisdiction of the Heilongjiang General Forest Industrial Bureau.
2. "Jiamusi Xigemu Labor Camp" is abbreviated "Jiamusi Labor Camp"
Related persons at Jiamusi Labor Camp:
Jiamusi Labor Camp: 86-454-8891938, 86-454-8891041
Head: Ren Shicai, phone: 86-454-8891958 (work)
Political head: Fu Maosen: 86-454-8891890
Yao Debin: 86-454-8891931 (work), 86-454-8655608 (home)
Sun Dehong: 86-454-8891932 (work), 86-454-8243824 (home)
Guan Dejun: 86-454-8891948, 86-454-8224123
Administration Section of Jiamusi Labor Camp: 86-454-8891940
Xu Hengji: head of disciplinary section
Yu Dalong: police officer of administration section
Sun Limin, Jiang Jianan, chief Zhen, Zhou Jiahui, Gong Chunbo are guards at the labor camp
Hebei Police Department main switchboard: 86-468-3340600
"610 Office" of Hebei Forestry Bureau: 86-468-6081326
Hebei Forestry Bureau: 86-468-6081392, 86-468-6082251, fax: 86-468-6082535
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Hblyj666@0451.com
Address: Hebei Forestry Bureau, Heilongjiang Province, Zip code: 154212
Secretary for Hegang City Party committee: Zhang Xingfu (who is very devoted in the persecution against Dafa and Dafa practitioners)
Hegang City Police Department
Zhang Chunqing: deputy chief who is in charge of custody center and detention center, cell phone: 86-13904682688
Deputy chief: Lin Zhongfu, who used to be in charge of persecuting Falun Gong; cell phone: 86-13904680888
Police department chief office: 86-468-3340126
Deputy chief office: 86-468-3353909, 86-468-3342233, 86-468-3340257,
Head of politics division: 86-468-3357799
Head of criminal police brigade: 86-468-3349216
* "Riding an airplane"- 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, for which this torture is named.
*The 610 Office is an agency specifically created to persecute Falun Gong, with absolute power over each level of administration in the Party and all other political or judicial systems.